A Wisconsin man was arrested this week for animal cruelty after police found four dead cows and other emaciated bones animals on his farm sticking out of their flanks.
Joshua Litza, 19, was arrested on Friday and charged with purposely missing two cases of providing food to the animals, and four cases in which an animal carcass was not disposed of in time after officials said he had the cattle neglected his father, to which he wanted to incline. The Wausau Daily Herald reported.
According to a complaint lodged on the site, a Marathon County sheriff's deputy made a call for cattle to block a street in the city of Norrie. Once there, the officer allegedly reported that some cows were so thin that their bones protruded.
In addition, he discovered four carcasses of dead cows.
The authorities finally discovered that the alleged animals belonged to Litza They should take care of them while his father, 57-year-old John Litza, was absent.
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Cows, but a farm survey showed no "recent signs of feeding or watering."
Litza is scheduled to appear in court on April 8 and could serve up to seven and a half years in prison on conviction. The Wausauer Daily Herald reported that Litza had been charged in September with three possessions of child pornography and three with the threat to a child of harmful material.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.