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post #1 of 15 Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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two horses were shot today down on the river bar in ----, by the track off ----- road! The truck was a dually white F-250 with an aluminum 2-horse trailer. there were two caucasian males with brown hair in their 40's. One of them has a rounder face. If any one knows anything about about this horrendous event please let the sheriffs office know. This is completely unacceptable, no one should kill an animal and leave it to rot in a public place,

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-28-2012, 09:33 PM
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At risk of sounding insensitive, yes, that sucks, and they could have used a little more thought in where they disposed of the bodies.
But, i'm at a quandary as to whats less cruel, dumping horses out into the wild when theyve never had to fend for themselves, send them to auction/slaughter, or taking them out of their misery and putting them down, or none of the above?
Unfortunately, its a decision i will have to make somewhat soon, as one of ours is coming quickly to the point where it's more cruel to let her live in constant pain than put her down.
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I agree ^^ But still.. We have rescues around here that have room and are taking in very few horses.. Better than starving but I feel like people don't try to give the horse a chance sometimes.

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Quite honestly, the shooting doesn't bother me at all. Doing it and leaving the bodies on public lands does. But I grew up on a farm and putting animals down was just part of life.
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that is just wrong in so many way

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post #6 of 15 Old 03-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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I agree. I don't know the situation those men were in that made them shoot their horses (I'd like to think they had a really, really good reason) but dumping them on public land is bad. If I for some reason had to shoot one of my horses I would at least find it a nice spot to be buried and plant a rose bush or something.
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That is true, however, I doubt both of the two horses would be sick or injured and that was the reason for the shooting.. Just a thought, with there being two horses.

With the public land also.. what is also awful is, well, the owners made an effort to bring the horses away from their property and not to be identified as the "horse killer" so to speak.

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I had 2 beloved horses that my husband & I had to euthanize at ages 28 & 27. It just is not THAT EXPENSIVE to have a vet come out and do so. Besides if they could have afforded them before it's a small price to pay to have them humanely put down. That Ford F150 pick -up's gas probably cost more. I think maybe they were just MEAN.
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I had 2 beloved horses that my husband & I had to euthanize at ages 28 & 27. It just is not THAT EXPENSIVE to have a vet come out and do so. Besides if they could have afforded them before it's a small price to pay to have them humanely put down. That Ford F150 pick -up's gas probably cost more. I think maybe they were just MEAN.
I'm sorry but a bullet between the eyes is a very quick, painless way for an animal to be put down. They are dead before they hit the ground.

Now the wife used to work at a humane society. A lot of the animals they put down fought the "Blue Juice" and did not go quietly while others did. On top of that their bowels release and for those fighting for their life, it tends to go everwhere, rather messy. Of course the public is generally not allowed to see this so they don't know. Lets just say it's a myth that they just quietly go to sleep and die. Not saying it's less humane either, to me they are equal to each other.
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I'm sorry but a bullet between the eyes is a very quick, painless way for an animal to be put down. They are dead before they hit the ground.

Now the wife used to work at a humane society. A lot of the animals they put down fought the "Blue Juice" and did not go quietly while others did. On top of that their bowels release and for those fighting for their life, it tends to go everwhere, rather messy. Of course the public is generally not allowed to see this so they don't know. Lets just say it's a myth that they just quietly go to sleep and die. Not saying it's less humane either, to me they are equal to each other.
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