A Good Thunder man is facing animal cruelty charges after 4 horses were found dead at his residence. The neighbors of 58-year-old Russell Peters had contacted the authorities about a terrible smell coming from his property, and investigators found feeding bins filled with feces and the 4 dead horses. Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tony Adams says that these types of cases are uncommon. Peters is facing four felony counts of animal cruelty and four gross misdemeanor counts of food deprivation. He reportedly told deputies that the horses had just stopped eating and eventually starved to death. He has also said that he was experiencing health and financial issues. He’s scheduled to appear in Blue Earth County Court on August 7th.