Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald
It's not the worst situation but not the best.
Mud is not life threatening. The don't look starving.
Perhaps not imminently, no. However, horses that can hardly move cannot really get food and water, can they? Plus, what about the effects of the mud on hooves, skin, etc.....what do you suppose their feet look like under all that mud?
One is injured which should really be looked at. Agreed.
I understand that it is really hard to let something you love go. Perhaps. But as a popular saying goes..."if you love something...let it go..." Most rational people would agree that if this was their animal, it would be better off elsewhere.
And where would the horses go? Are those people going to take care of them? Not trying to sound snarky, just a question that needs to be asked. You don't really sound snarky, but if you actually watched, and comprehended, the video, the rescue lady was there and would gladly take them today. Typically rescues take care of animals and find them homes.
But I do agree that thy needs some vet care and a new pasture.
And we all are well aware that there are worse scenarios out there. Fast forward this one a couple weeks or a month, and this will be right up there. Perhaps you think the ASPCA should just wait until then?
Sorry, I am with the others here. Poor ponies. They need out of there, and someone in that county need to get off their arse and pay attention.