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post #1 of 19 Old 07-12-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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35 Starved Hackney Ponies seized in NC

http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011...es-ar-1187553/

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-12-2011, 01:50 PM
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Aww poor things! If I wanted to adopt one - once they are better of course- where would I look?

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I'll have to wait until I am home to view the video. Suffice it to say, there are truly horrible people out there!!
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-12-2011, 03:27 PM
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They look very sweet, hope the best for them, and thank whoever alerted authories.
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post #5 of 19 Old 07-12-2011, 03:34 PM
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wow, that's pretty darn close to me! People never cease to amaze me
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post #6 of 19 Old 07-13-2011, 07:02 PM
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That just made me really sad.
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It's enough to make you cry. Not only are they starved, their hooves are pretty much ruined from neglect.

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post #8 of 19 Old 07-14-2011, 10:23 AM
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Poor creatures!

And the owner says: "I've been doing this since 1958," Carter said. "It is my livelihood. It is just me out here. I'm just tore up on the inside about this whole thing, and that is really all I have to say." I'm just speechless. I do understand he's elderly and all, but how is it OK still to starve horses even being elderly? 14 (!!!) stallions and 21 mares, just no words...

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post #9 of 19 Old 07-14-2011, 10:27 AM
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Maybe he is senile. Some of his family should have stepped in and taken care of things.

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That just breaks my heart! I don't understand how some people can sleep at night.

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