(CNN) A Colorado couple has been charged with animal cruelty after a video surfaced of their horse tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a snow-covered road.
The video of the horse, which CNN affiliate KCNC said is named Trigger, was posted on Facebook and drew widespread attention Sunday, sparking outrage nationwide.
John and Amber Saldate have both been charged with one count of animal cruelty, the Grand County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
It said Trigger has been taken from their home and is safe.
“Cases involving kids and animals are obviously very emotional,” Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin said … Read more, see video.