On October 23, 2002, Kyle Alan Sloan and Kevin Andrew Sloan beat to death 100
turkeys at Woodland Farms in Story County, Iowa. The men have been charged with
burglary, criminal mischief, and the Class D Felony offense of having knowingly injured
and willfully destroyed the birds by an act of violence. Because the Class D Felony
charge addresses this crime from the standpoint of property damage rather than animal
cruelty, we are urging the Story County prosecutor to include the charge of Livestock
Abuse. A Livestock Abuser is defined under Iowa law as a "person [who] injures or
destroys livestock owned by another person, in any manner. . . .A person guilty of
livestock abuse commits an aggravated misdemeanor."
Please write to the Story County District Attorney and ask him to file livestock abuse
charges against Kevin and Kyle Sloan. Remind him that the court must recognize the true
victims of this vicious crime-the turkeys who were beaten to death.
Mr. Stephen Holmes
Story County District Attorney
1315 South B Avenue
Nevada, Iowa 50201