Originally Posted by sammerson
I still don't think I would go to Judge Judy.
I honestly don't have anything against her as a judge, I just feel like people that go on her show or any show for that matter are doing so just to get their 15 minutes, not really because they care about the outcome of their case. And one side always comes out looking like a complete moron.
Maybe she has a valid reason for going to a tv judge, I dunno, not my place to make that call, maybe she felt like she needed to make the public aware of animal cruelty.
I don't think this is about making people aware of animal cruelty at all. IMO- at this point-the owner is just focused on slandering the trainer as much as possible. I agree that she tried to extort the trainer for quite a bit of money and now-due to either embarrassment or because she is angry she didn't get the money- she is doing what she can to wreck the trainer's reputation.
If the trainer has had two horses poisoned I would blame the owner. I would feel inclined to sue the owner if they were mine. She is the one who put the address and contact information out there for people to have. It's one thing to put your story out there- but putting contact information such as an address and phone number-or even an email address- invites people to stalk and harass someone.
People thinking with emotions-or who are unstable- are going to be more likely to target the trainer because the owner is accusing her of cruelty. Quite a few people will see the photos and not listen for the facts and won't always try to think in a neutral manner. They respond with emotion- "Oh that evil woman! She has to pay!" when the owner is clearly lying. IMO- this was an extortion attempt by the owner on the trainer.
I wonder if the owner of the horse involved in the tongue lacerations was scammed by someone else- and tried to get her money back through extortion of the trainer?? It doesn't say how much she paid for the horse involved after all- or how long she had the horse. It just says that the trainer accused had the horse only 10 days.
If the horses were poisoned AFTER this all occurred- I would blame the owner of the horse with the lacerated tongue. Whoever poisoned the horses- if it weren't the owner herself- she was probably responsible as she was likely the source of the information that the perpetrators used to track down and poison the trainer's horses.
This just goes to show- there are a lot of sick people out there.