Virginia is not the only state that is involved in the horse industry, Rabbit. Perhaps one of the highest contributors to it but not the only one....but the subject, as originally posted by meganishername, is not about the horse showing aspect of the industry. It's about Soring and who does or doesn't support it. I, for one, don't. Not because of my being a bleeding heart or equine loving equivalent to a tree hugger....if the industry collapses because soring is finally done away with then I would look at it as by-products of a bygone era. Why? So that no horse will know what it feels like to hurt when trying to get on its feet. So that all the suffering that TWH and other gaited horses will end. That's why I don't support soring. If you had an ounce of true heart for your horses, you'd not be a passive witness. You said, in another thread on this subject, that "My way, is to not be involved in those practices and let the law figure it out." Yet you bash HSUS who is the ONLY actively involved organization trying to end soring. Your statements are conflicting here and if you want to straddle the fence and not take sides, you're just as cruel as the people involved in soring. It's human nature to stop a living creature from suffering....or maybe that's been brainwashed out of you by the politicians of Virginia who live in that bubble that "all the world is well" as they commute from their suburban manors to their jobs in DC every day.
I already admitted I got off the subject at hand. Which is a common practice in a forum. Esp. For someone like me..............
Yes horses are the number one industry in VA. Fact. I was speaking on the horse industry in general. There is alot more to the entire endustry of horses than just big lick type. There is alot more horse types in va than gaited. As other poster mentioned TWH are not even prevalent in other areas. They are the minority in many areas. You take away shows (of any type) it will hurt the economy.
My statements are not conflicting. I personally don't support soring. And I would never do it. I have not ever been to a big lick show and don't plan on going. If everyone had the same thought as I, the big lick would shut down,.......immediately.
I do not support the Hsus or any other society like them. They are as crooked and corrupt and money mongers, as any politican, or political system. If an hsus stuck to the abuse found in the TWH industry, that would be different. But they like to stick their nose in all aspects of animal husbandry. And you let a fanatical organization like them get too much control. You eventually will not be allowed to sit on a horse. Plus they do not practice what they preach. Hypocrits.
As mentioned on another thread. You and I are in agreement. But our methods are different. So how can I be straddling the fence or cruel? There is no logic to your posts. Pure emotion, that holds no sway with me. You and others want to come on here talking about crying looking at videos, threaten bodily harm and death to those that are guilty. Make statements which are moraly wrong and technically illegal. Im sorry but I will not have a part in such activity. Even though I dissaprove of the same thing you disapprove. So im the bad guy here b/c I don't parrot your ideas and opinions??? Wheres the logic in that?
And for what its worth. There is no brainwashing here. I don't get involved with politics, never have. Never willl. I obey the law of the land and pay the outlandish taxes they require of me. Im not the one that is brainwashed here, im not the one that's breaking the law. You can pick your fight with someone else. I don't fight over the internet anymore. It gets nowhere, no one ever changes their minds, and it makes an individual miserable. I will not be a miserable individual.
So you keep on doing what you do, and i'll do what I do. I was through with this thread already. Please don't drag me into this or any other subject with pointed intentions and false unfounded accusations.