Personally, I would have done the same thing. Yeah, sometimes there's an explanation - but sometimes there's not, and that's when people get defensive and potentially dangerous. |
A registered sex offender? I'm not putting myself in a potentially dangerous situation by confronting the guy. Maybe he'd have a good reason, but that's not worth putting myself in danger.
Wow was what I said taken out of contest. In NO WAY would I EVER suggest to go confront ANYONE, let alone someone just out of prison, saying your horses are starving and neglected. All I was saying is maybe have a chat, over the fence if need be. Maybe there is a perfectly legitimate reason for it.
If someone calls AC on you - THERE IS A PERMANENT RECORD OF IT. Even if they don't take any action because all is fine - It is on record that you have had AC out to your property which can be a major disadvantage in many different aspects of the horse world.
Now there are things in your further posts that weren't in your earlier post - Which make the situation sound worse. In your situation maybe I would have, maybe I wouldn't have called. I wouldn't know until I saw the horses. But I do know that I would never take the extreme action of reporting someone for animal cruelty/abuse 1. Without having a CHAT - Not interogating or confronting, that is just counter-productive, and 2. Without facts - Not "I don't THINK the vet has been out" "I don't THINK the fence is secure" etc. But hey, that's just me.