• Man accused of abusing horses says he's ‘no animal killer'

    By: Tom Jones

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    SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - The man who is accused of abusing and killing horses said he's no animal killer.
     
    Brandon Fulton said he loves horses just as deeply as he loves the woman in his life.
     
    Fulton said he trained and fed his animals on the 30 acre property, but authorities said he did such a poor job that seven horses died and three others were malnourished.
     
    Fulton said investigators have no evidence any of the injured or dead horses are his.
     

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    “I'm not that guy. I'm not a horse killer,” Fulton said.

    “I would never maliciously, intentionally put an animal in an abusive situation,” Fulton said.

    He told Channel 2’s Tom Jones it's his dream to own, train and care for horses.

    “Don't take away my dream. Don't, don't, don't, don't hinder me like that,” Fulton said.

    According to Fulton County Animal Services, they found seven dead horses on Fulton's property on Butner Road in south Fulton County after receiving a complaint.

    Channel 2 Action News’s camera captured him getting arrested on felony animal cruelty charges July 19.

    Fulton said he knows nothing about dead horses.

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    He told Jones he just got the land in January and said horses from a nearby ranch have access to his 30 acre property.

    “So how do you know it wasn't horses that been traveling back and forth?” Fulton said.

    Animal services said it found five horses living in poor conditions on the property, and three were malnourished.

    Fulton said his horses were well cared for and were not malnourished, but horses that didn't belong to him may have been.

    “I said, why don't you take me to them so I can point out what's mine, because maybe, something came from somewhere else,” Fulton said.

    Fulton is known as the urban cowboy, riding his horses up and down Camp Creek Parkway.

    “If I was abusive to horses, do you think they would let me ride them up and down the block like that?” Fulton said.

    It pains him that people would think he would hurt something he loves.

    “All I want to do is make this thing right,” Fulton said. “Tell me what I got to do to make it right.”

    Fulton is out on a $50,000 bond.

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