08-16-2013, 05:20 PM
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I couldn't watch more than 30 seconds of it. I got burned out on Animal Cops many years ago bc it made me well up and, at the same time, furious about the beastly behavior of these "unfit owners"--read that with any vulgarisms you see fit.
I laugh bc last summer I was feeding almost 70 animals. 61 were baby chicks and hens (+ 2 roosters.) The point is that we have to know our limits or EVERY animal we care for will suffer for it.
I have had elderly and hard keepers before. I drove by a farm today where I thought a horse was ill fed but I saw the obvious sway back and realized that it was an age issue bc the horse had to be past 30yo. He wasn't wasted away and incapable of rising, and his pasture friend was in good flesh.
During the Great Depression--not the current one--people out west had cattle that were wasting away and the government decided to shoot the herds and bury them, instead of their inevitable deaths.
You just want to either bring them hay or have a Vet put them down.
SO sad. I don't think that some of them are savable.