Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
You know, I don't particularly care if someone or their organization is a horse broker. What I do care about is the, ZOMG! SAVE THE PWETTY HORSIE OR IT GOES TO THE EVIL SLAUGHTER PEOPLE! Posts.
AC4H is primarily a broker, and I don't have an issue with that. It's the faux rescue and fake urgent posts they make that I despise.
If a horse is in the kill pen there's usually a reason for it, and many times it has nothing to do with an evil, unfeeling owner. Most of them are damaged physically or mentally, and the owner has chosen the auction route instead of euthanasia. It may not be how I'd choose to address the situation but it's not wrong, it's just different.
In my opinion, to deliberately play on the emotions of tender hearted, naive people is more evil than how or why that horse ended up in the kill pen. Many of the animals AC4H claims are going to slaughter are never in danger at all, but the 'save this horse from slaughter!' rant opens up peoples' pocketbooks faster than the actual truth.
I for one don't like to see good hearted people taken advantage of by scummy scam artists out to make a quick buck.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!