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Curly_Horse_CMT 10-22-2008 01:46 PM

Ponies used for bear bait
 
Ok, I had heard this horrible story of these people that used to purchase young ponies from the auction, and then take them home and feed them so much that they would founder;they didnt want them able to walk. Then, they would shoot them and use them for bear bait :shock::evil: I cant belive some people would do something like that. Just for "sport" of animal hunting.

kickshaw 10-22-2008 02:24 PM

what?!?!

those people should be sliced open with a sharp knife and drug behind a boat on the west cost (or wherever there are great white sharks). :evil: :twisted:

Pinto Pony 10-22-2008 06:23 PM

Wha??? Purposely abusing horses then using them as bait?? Why don't they use horses who have already died or are up for euthanasia as bait? And also as long as those peeps then have permits to hunt the bears too, but people who abuse horses...

When my mums horse died, (many years ago I might add) she had the local lion safari come pick the body up and he was fed to the wildlife there. Was free pick up of the body and he was put to good use cause a lion has to eat too, even though it is kinda sad.

Vidaloco 10-22-2008 06:54 PM

That's terrible! They need to be made to eat the bear and the pony's. I have nothing against hunting for food, but hunting for sport is just wrong. Using pony's to catch a bear that you just know they are going to trash the meat and stuff the carcass for bragging rights and stick it in their den is wrong. *******s! :evil:

NorthernMama 10-22-2008 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Curly_Horse_CMT (Post 172056)
Ok, I had heard this horrible story of these people that used to purchase young ponies from the auction,

Where did you hear something like this? Not only cruel, but it really doesn't make sense for the people to feed for the purpose of foundering, then shooting the animals anyway before putting out for bait. Plus the fact that dead animals don't make great bear bait in the first place. Unless maybe grizzlies or polars...

LadyDreamer 10-23-2008 12:49 AM

I can understand overfeeding, wanting to have plump, fat animals, and ponies are notorious for foundering, so I think that might have just been a resulting cause, and might not have actually been the intent.

I'm just curious as to why a man can't shoot his own pony? For whatever reason he wishes to use the body afterward?

Rachluvshorses4eva 10-23-2008 01:55 AM

People like that just need to be shot! Ok, figure of speech there!

SO SHAMEFUL!

Wonder how they'd like it. They really need a kick up the bum. And that's one of the understatements of the year!!

Curly_Horse_CMT 10-23-2008 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by northernmama (Post 172401)
Where did you hear something like this? Not only cruel, but it really doesn't make sense for the people to feed for the purpose of foundering, then shooting the animals anyway before putting out for bait. Plus the fact that dead animals don't make great bear bait in the first place. Unless maybe grizzlies or polars...

One of my friends knew of a girl that saved one of these ponies (thank God) from these people. I am glad at least one pony is saved from a horrible death like that. Honestly...those people should be shot and fed to the bears themselves. But, I am glad to report that the pony that was saved by my friend's friend is doing just grand and is a loved riding and driving companion

Idk why they wanted them to founder...they just fed and fed them till the point that they couldnt move and then they would shoot them....

Kentucky 10-23-2008 08:03 PM

Bears, when they attack and eat people, are put down, no questions asked. That bear if not killed, will keep killing and eating people until it dies. With this fact, training a bear to eat horse flesh is stupid.

Predators are hunted for different reasons than other game animals. Wolves, coyotes, feral dogs, pumas, and bears are dangerous animals. If they ain't being hunted, their numbers will grown as long as their food scources last, and compared to deer and elk, horse and cows are easy prey. Those attackes on humans in CA and other western states are direct results of the ban on predator hunting in those state.

Personally, I agree with LadyDreamer, the owner has certian rights. But, those who indanger others with their actions, ie training bears to eat horse flesh, should in punished. This could lead to a trailrider being attacked and killed, or their horse being attacked.

Snapple122 10-23-2008 08:31 PM

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I'm just curious as to why a man can't shoot his own pony? For whatever reason he wishes to use the body afterward?
um.. what?


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