I never said that soring was part of the heritage of the south. Its a tool to achieve fame and wealth. But the south and true southerners are deep into keeping things "real" which I understand and highly support. With this said I do not advocate the destruction of a horse for the sheer reason of show, wealth and fame. I would have nothing to do with it. Period.
..but when you think it looks 'pretty' its ok to mutilate a dogs ears ..
BUT I do not go off the deep end, pushing my views on others. I do not shed tears looking at videos on youtube. I do not Hate individuals that practice this. I will not get caught up in the silliness of the far left on this subject. Or any subject for that matter.
Unfortunately this is true. Extreme left often do more harm than good for their cause.
its not my way.
My way, is to not be involved in those practices and let the law figure it out. Its heading in that direction anyway. A few more yrs and you will have to find another cause to champion.
But surely you realize that the 'Law' often only step up to some responsibilities after overwhelming petition from the public, and then usually only when it will get them votes :( ?
i believe that comparing those that participate in the Big Lick and serial killers is a ridiculous stretch. Id be more concerned for some here that threaten violence and other forms of revenge than to some ol boy that likes his horse to pick his feet up............. its a common trait of the animal righteous types to stretch things, exaggerate, and show the weak and ignorant. Those that don't take the time to get both sides of the issure. I don't like the far left animal righteous types. I don't like the HSUs and I detest PETA. Nothing will change my mind. But that does not make me the enemy. In fact im on the animals side. Not on the side of a bunch of fanatics that are funded by a number of wealthy that have the power and finances to force their thoughts and opinions on me.
I think the point was that from small meanness it is gradual steps up to arrive at cruelty. An extra heavy shoe, to mustard or other burning method, chains ...on it goes. The extreme becomes acceptable, ordinary until someone steps in and says enough
by the way, sparing the rod does not mean beatings. Or even spankings. In biblical language it mean discipline. And there are other means of discipline than spankings. But spankings are not a bad thing either. At times. If it works for that particular child.
There is no comparison in true dicipline based on love and concern , and holding a knife to someones throat. You were in a bad situation. That's for sure. And hopefully you are able to deal with the residual effects.
Believe it or not. You and I are on the same side. I have similar thoughts and opinions that you do..... im just a little more moderate about things, and perhaps patient too. I used to be a fight fire with fire type. But I figured out, that type of mentality makes life miserable. I like to be happy.
Heres a question for ya. How do you know all the big lick horses are put down early? How do you know they are all lame, useless? Id be interested in learning more about this, other than b/c an individual or two said so. Im much deeper thoughted than that.
You don't have to be knee deep in this to work it out. Unnaturally built up shoes/feet is going to put strain on tendons, muscles, back, nails in feet, burning..... People who have trained these unfortunate horses have told how its done, it is painful for the horse, that has to affect their mental state. And don't come at me that 'if they didn't like it they would fight it' - we wouldn't see the ones that fought it to the death, and history has enough examples of animals and people accepting astonishing situations out of fear...