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Breaking News – Convicted Nebraska Wild Mustang Murderer Up for Parole: send sample letter requesting parole be denied

October 21, 2011

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Sources close to SFTHH have verified that Jason Meduna, convicted of 145 counts of felony animal cruelty carrying a sentence of 5-10 years, is up for parole on October 26th, 2011 after barely serving 20 months of his sentence.  Meduna shocked a Nebraska court and the nation in April of ’09 when dozens of wild horses were found dead from starvation on his Nebraska 3- Strikes Ranch with hundreds more sick and dying.

Over 200 animals were removed from the ranch in April, 2009, by the local Sheriff’s Department and awarded to the care and custody of the Texas based Equine Protection Agency, Habitat for Horses.  The surviving horses were taken to the Morrill County Fairgrounds in Bridgeport were they were provided food and medical care.  Habitat for Horses, Front Range Rescue, the HSUS and many local volunteers helped in re-homing the starving mustangs for rehabilitation.

Upon the early 2010 conviction the judge divided the sentencing into two categories, for the animals that died and for those that were sick and injured. Of the 31 felony counts charged on the animals that had died, the judge sentenced Meduna to 20 to 60 months on each count, and then ordered the 31 counts to be served concurrent (or altogether) with one another. On the remaining 114 felony counts concerning animals that were sick or injured, the judge also sentenced Meduna to 20 to 60 months on each count, with the 114 counts to be served concurrent.

The judge then ordered the two 20 to 60 month sentences to be served consecutive to one another, totaling the 40 to 120 month sentence.

Under Nebraska law, Meduna is eligible for parole in 20 months.

Meduna’s hearing schedule may reviewed at

Comments may be submitted to:

Board of Parole
Correctional Service Building
P.O. Box 94754
Lincoln, Nebraska


Because of time limitations, we are asking you to fax and email your letters.  Faxing letters is so easy from HERE – you can fax two per day for free right from your computer, there is no registration or commitments, just enter the fax number and copy the letter into the  text area,  provide an email address and name, and send:


1. Click on

2. Enter your name and email address (fax number is not required for you.)

3. Copy the Sample Letter or your own words into the text area.

4. Address the fax to Board of Parole

5. Fax numbers to use are: 402-471-2453 and 402-479-5804

6. You will receive an email to confirm your letter, you MUST click on the link provided for the fax to be sent: Please click on the URL below to send your fax to Board of Appeals at 4024712453


Board of Parole Chairperson Esther Casmer
Phone: (402) 471-2156


RE: Jason Meduna

Dear Board of Parole and Whom It Concerns,

After serving 20 months of his 5-10 year sentence, animal abuser and killer Jason Meduna, convicted of 145 counts of felony animal cruelty, is a candidate for parole on October 26. Mr. Meduna was convicted of heinous acts of cruelty on horses, including dozens of killings via starvation, and hundreds of horses in the process of dying from lack of medical care and denial of food and water. With malice and intent, Mr. Meduna caused the intentional death of dozens of horses and hundreds of dying horses. After a review of this case and developing a better idea of the situation, I find it necessary to voice my concern along with an ever-growing national collective who share my disbelief and outrage regarding the utter depravity displayed in this case. I therefore respectfully request Mr. Meduna be denied parole and remain safely away from society and animals.

Although not required, I do feel it important to validate my concerns: when I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such malevolent behaviour absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse or ignore these violent acts of abuse and killing, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society.

It is my prediction that you may scoff at this message, disregarding it as the exaggerated rhetoric and embellished rantings of an animal rights activist. However, I have no motive, no potential financial gain, no physical profit, no commercial advantage; indeed, my only focus is to protect the innocent, sentient animals often regarded as mere sacrificial, expendable beings, objectified and disposable. This is a dangerous position and an absolute example of unprincipled endeavors and immoral behaviours. When animals are subjected to such brutality with no human accountability, our society inaccurately concludes that animals are not worthy of empathy, compassion, or rights. We become desensitized to the issue of animal abuse, and our children learn troubling lessons that are contrary to respect of and towards animals, which often evolves into a lack of empathy for humans. We must do everything in our power to allocate necessary resources to investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of animal cruelty cases. I understand that yours can be a challenging position, limited by vague and inadequate laws as well as insufficient funds; however, we are intelligent people with loud voices and tireless determination, and I believe we can make a difference or initiate change to better protect our animal friends as well as society. Please proceed with the most severe penalties, denying Mr. Meduna parole, and examine where existing legal mandates may be rewritten to address the current inadequacy of such sentences.

I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention to this urgent issue and lengthy message.



If you live near and can attend Mr. Meduna’s parole hearing, that would be helpful. According to the following schedules found HERE, Mr. Meduna’s day of hearing will begin Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30 am.  The address is:

Parole Hearings
Community Corrections Center
Lincoln, Nebraska

Directions are as follows as taken from HERE:

From Interstate 80, take Exit 397 (Hwy 77 South/Beatrice) and continue approximately 4 miles to the “Lincoln via Van Dorn Street” exit and turn right (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles.

If northbound on Hwy 77 from Beatrice, exit at the “Lincoln via Van Dorn Street” / “Pioneers Park” signs and turn left (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles. The facility is located on the right (the north entrance to Pioneers Park is on the left).


mr meduna is up for parole
mr meduna is a sadistic
who should not see
freedom or the light
of day
until he has served
out his full sentence
this is the only
just way

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2011 5:54 am

    mr meduna is up for parole
    mr meduna is a sadistic
    who should not see
    freedom or the light
    of day
    until he has served
    out his full sentence
    this is the only
    just way


  2. October 22, 2011 3:21 pm

    Everyone should get involved with this situation. BUT, your sample letter is too long and wordy. I’ve shortened it by almost half, leaving out many unnecessary sentences and phrases. There’s a greater impact with a shorter, to the point letter and the recipients may disregard the message as it is lost in a barrage of verbiage.


    • October 22, 2011 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Judy, it’s always nice to have thankful bloggers, people who are not full of negativity and complaints …

      The point of a sample letter is to let people pick and choose what points they want to convey and leave the rest. The point of a long sample letter is so the recipient receives a variety of messages. But thanks for the language lesson, I’ll be certain to keep my letters short so the recipient stops reading them after the tenth one. Furthermore, I most always ask participants to shorten their letter, but due to the severity and time constraints of the situation, I must have forgotten, but I appreciate the reminder.

      Perhaps YOU can write a sample letter we can all use???


  3. Belynda Davenport permalink
    October 23, 2011 12:55 am

    Check it out we need more People to send emails It works!
    Gibson-Beltz, Cathy to Esther, me

    show details 7:41 PM (5 hours ago)

    Your e-mail has been forward to the Nebraska Board of Parole chairperson, Esther Casmer. It is the Board of Parole that makes decisions about paroling individual. Adult Parole Administration is responsible for the supervision of those individuals.​/21/breaking-news-convicted-ne​braska-wild-mustang-murderer-u​p-for-parole-send-sample-lette​r-requesting-parole-be-denied/

    From: Belynda
    Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:35 PM
    To: Gibson-Beltz, Cathy
    Subject: Catherine Gibson Don’t let him get away with this


    • October 23, 2011 10:31 am

      Thank you so much, Belynda! I received that email, too, and asked for Esther’s contact information and replaced that in the alert.


  4. JT WALDIE permalink
    October 26, 2011 7:34 am

    Your e-mail has been forward to the Nebraska Board of Parole chairperson, Esther Casmer. It is the Board of Parole that makes decisions about paroling individual. Adult Parole Administration is responsible for the supervision of those individuals.
    I received this email from a Cathy Gibson on Friday October 10/22/2011. So our letters are reaching the appropriate people!!!


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