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post #1 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Oh Boy! Made my blood boil!!

Just wanted to share this with you guys. Made my skin crawl and blood boil! They love god but torture god's creatures!! The day this happened it was 101 degrees without the humidity which on that day I know it was at 79%. That same day someone was arrested (an englishman) for leaving his dog tied out with no food or water, yet this guy about 20mins from my place had his horse out pulling his stupid --- around in a cart and collapsed under the heat!!! Thanks to the English people around they got ice and water and got the horse up and okay but you know how that horse got home that day, Pulling his --- around!!!!! Maybe I am overreacting but I do believe this guy is an well you know. And should go to jail! They should have a law out that horses can't be worked on the roads or fields by them when it's about 90, sounds reasonable to me.

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post #2 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 03:51 PM
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Put up Shade for your Horse!!!!!!

Yep people are so dumb. I live in the high desert in CA we get temps over 110 and still people have no shade up for their horses... they have no where to stand to get out of the heat... Animal control dosen't do a thing makes me so mad...
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post #3 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 03:53 PM
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I think it would be unrealistic to create such a law as you envision. However, it would be nice for all horsepeople to regard the welfare of their animals as a high priority, and take precautions to avoid situations like the one you posted.
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post #4 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 03:56 PM
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oh my gosh! it makes me happy to live in cold canada! Our polar bears we use for pulling carts can pull in weathers anywhere under zero!

poor horse, i hope people learn from that!

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post #5 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 04:51 PM
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I think I remember reading in New York, the horses that pull the carts for rides have to be taken back to the stables when it reaches a certain degree.
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post #6 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 07:44 PM
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There are Laws reguarding shelter, How ever it changes by county. Still its like come on put your Neddy first......
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post #7 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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right that horse had traveled over 100 miles that day with no rest, no water, no shade. Carting an amish man and wife. It makes me sick because I can see using your horses a little but to go THAT far is unnecessary and cruel. Also there are laws up here but because the Amish use them for transportation and it's against their religion they are excused from that law. They live in OUR country, with THEIR freedom but WE fight for it! I don't see an amish going off to help in the war. They do not abide by our rules and wishes, not even something as simple as wearing a slow moving triangle so we can see them at night, apparently orange is the devil's color and against their religion so instead they burn a tiny lantern that you still can't see and it's not the amish that get killed every time, it's the horses. Excuse me, but that's wrong.
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post #8 of 52 Old 07-10-2010, 11:11 PM
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The Amish and Mennonites here have slow moving triangles on their wagons.

I have yet to see one out in the heat taking 100 mile trips. Might be just a local thing, but they are very considerate to their horses. Yes, they are transportation and farm machinery but they care about them. Thinking about sending my big guy to go work for a living for a couple months, it would be good for him!

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #9 of 52 Old 07-12-2010, 02:22 AM
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Wow what an ***hole. I know they don't believe in cars but don't sit your lazy *** in a nice little cart in the 100+ degree heat and let your horse take it. That's ridiculous. If it's that hot you need to be out there with your horse hosing it down to keep it cool, not working it! Unless it was an emergency I agree that there should be some type of law against this. But of course they wouldn't make one because it has to do with religion. I'm all for beliefs but that's just unacceptable. Poor horse. I think they should be taken by an animal rescue.

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post #10 of 52 Old 07-12-2010, 04:52 AM
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I don't know how the temps have been for you lately, but here where I am we have had several weeks in a row where every day has been in the 90's and very humid. The Amish are people that don't use cars or machinery to run errands and run their farms. I doubt they would make it very long if they let their horses have days and days off because of the heat. Their horses are a very vital part of their daily lives. The man should have given his horse shade and water when he needed it and that is where he is at fault. To say the Amish shouldn't use their horses because it is hot, however, isn't very realistic to their way of life.

I may not necessarily agree with the Amish on the religion, but I am certainly glad to be living in a country where we are all free to choose. I don't view them as people trying take our country or as people trying to use religion as an excuse to break laws. I see them as American citizens exercising their freedom of religion. Sure there are a few laws not enforced on the Amish (because they infringe upon their religious beliefs), but I think the First Amendment to the US Constitution pretty much takes care of that for all of us, don't you?
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