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post #1 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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what drives people...

Does anyone know what drives people to do the things they do to these beautiful creatures? I mean when I look into the face of a horse I feel very happy and I feel a great power of love when I look at them. It just honestly confuses me. You'd have to have either no heart or just a very small one to be able to do some of the things people are doing to them.

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 11:34 PM
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I understand your pain and the only answer I can come up with is that they do it for either the almighty dollar or out of just downright heartless cruelty.

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-13-2009, 12:19 AM
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Much more often they do it out of ignorance.

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post #4 of 14 Old 11-13-2009, 02:39 PM
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Why are some people pedophiles? Or murderers? Or rapists? Or child/spouse beaters?

People abuse each other in horrible, awful ways, so it stands to reason that these same folks would do the same to animals.

We are stewards of the animals, and we're supposed to treat them well as long as they're in our care.

Regardless of how their lives come to an end, the responsibility of caring properly for them while they're alive should be our main goal.

Unfortunately, you don't need a license to own animals or have children, so anyone can have both, regardless of whether or not they're emotionally, physically, financially, or mentally capable.
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-14-2009, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Why are some people pedophiles? Or murderers? Or rapists? Or child/spouse beaters?

People abuse each other in horrible, awful ways, so it stands to reason that these same folks would do the same to animals.

We are stewards of the animals, and we're supposed to treat them well as long as they're in our care.

Regardless of how their lives come to an end, the responsibility of caring properly for them while they're alive should be our main goal.

Unfortunately, you don't need a license to own animals or have children, so anyone can have both, regardless of whether or not they're emotionally, physically, financially, or mentally capable.
I just consider people that abuse animals as cowards. They're just picking on someone that they know can't fight back. It's just irritating.

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-14-2009, 07:58 PM
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I just consider people that abuse animals as cowards. They're just picking on someone that they know can't fight back. It's just irritating.

Speed racer, you stole my words.
I think the same thing about people who abuse/molest/ children. I think the same about rapists. Coward is the least of the words I would think of when I think of people who hurt children, animals, whomever.
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-16-2009, 09:21 AM
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I just consider people that abuse animals as cowards. They're just picking on someone that they know can't fight back. It's just irritating.
Coward is too mild a word, Alli.

Pathological, chronic abusers are what they are, not cowards.

They'll try to do just as much harm to an armed human adult male (police officer) as they will animals or weaker humans. Those people have something psychologically wrong with them.

Abusers are usually abused themselves, so it started way before their own crimes.

People who physically and psychologically torture, abuse, and neglect other living creatures are usually mentally ill. That's not to say they aren't aware that what they're doing is wrong, just that they don't care. These are the true psychopaths.

To label people like these as cowards is far too simplistic. It's much more complex than that.
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I agree with all of you. I also think that alchohol and drug problems seems to play a part in it all- absolutely no excuse tho'. And there are the sort that seem to take care of some of the animals in thier care, whilst totally oblivious to the welfare of others- I just can't understand it.. a case in the uk involved a professional horsewoman who had 200 big bales of hay in the feild next to the one where a heavily pregnant mare starved to death from lack of food. Banned from having anything to do with horses, and, according to the program I saw it on, still working professionally with them.... these sort I truly can't figure out, but they should all be shot in my opinion
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-07-2009, 03:23 PM
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I have absolutely no idea. Ignorance and hatred for the rest of the world. Maybe anger and self control problems which makes a horse easily accessible to be abused. There a lot of mental illnesses out there that are never treated or cared for.
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-07-2009, 05:30 PM
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Because they don't sit and think "This is going to hurt this horse a lot" or they don't care if it does.
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