Humboldt and Del Norte Cattlemen’s Association Describes the Arcata Ranch Recently Raided by Law Enforcement as ‘Horrific and Disturbing’
This evening the Humboldt and Del Norte Cattlemen’s Association released a statement to the press decrying the conditions reportedly found by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department at the Ray Christie property west of Arcata on Jackson Ranch Road.
The press release states,
“The scene described at Mr. Christie’s property is horrific and disturbing. Animal abuse in all circumstances is indefensible and should never be tolerated. If the alleged accusations are accurate it is clear a crime was committed. Anyone convicted of these crimes or any animal abuse should be punished to the greatest extent possible. While some may try to use this isolated incident to condemn all ranchers I assure you this is not reflective of how myself or hundreds of other ranchers throughout Humboldt County raise and care for our animals. We will continue to use our collective voice to condemn all animal cruelty and continue to promote the highest standards of animal care”.
Ray Christie is not a member of our Humboldt & Del Norte Cattlemen’s Association.
Humboldt & Del Norte Cattlemen’s Association
- Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department Investigating at Ranch Near Arcata This Morning
- 250-300 Dead Cattle–Some in or Near Waterways–Found at Christie’s Properties