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USA Today reports twins born on easter.... Mare EMACIATED!
This kinda crap makes me sick! that poor mare. I hope people donate some food to them. or better yet... take that mare and foals!
Rare twin horses born on Easter defy odds - TODAY.com
Oh my goodness! Would that poor mare even be considered a 1 on the body scale?! If I was closer, I'd take her.
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WHY are the news reporting on cute little babies when their mom is basically on her death bed?!
Personalities? What about HEALTH?
The babies look like they got all the nutrients.... Mama looks to me like she was fed, her coat is healthy and she doesn't have starvation hairs. I wonder if her belly was so round that they owner wrote the weight loss off as pregnancy? Although, I would imagine those hips would have stuck out a mile even with 2 babies in the belly....
that mare did not get proper nutrition throughout pregnancy. no matter twins or not
I don't see a healthy coat, but I don't see a straggly coat either. Blaming her age (she's apparently 20) is what they're resulted to. But rumor is they are now feeding her and she's getting supplements. Thank the lord.. but still not cool that they allowed that to happen.
Oh that poor mare... regardless of the circumstances, it's really surprising that there's a report on this with a picture like that... Do they really not realize there's something very very wrong?
The OLD story only came out when they, AC and Today show got calls about this blasting them for the mare looking like this.
It was NOT mentioned in the articles that first appeared.
And from dealing with people who neglect animals? OLD OLD OLD is the story they all tell.
Pregnancy was accidental. They weren't even there when mare went into labor, neighbor had to call. And this is neglect, plain and simple.
I worked for breeding operations where mares were in late teens and early 20's and they did NOT look like this.
Woman is an idiot.
And the AC I talked to about this? Chris? When he told me, AND this was before the OLD OLD OLD storyline was added, he said horse was fine...I asked him if he had horses, he said he was animal control officer, I asked him did he know anything about horses, he said he was an animal control officer.
Which means, he knows nothing about horses.
It has only been after the outrage of this, that the old and accident story has been told.
Which to me? Says they bred her on purpose, and haven't fed her.
Because if the accident/old had anything to do with this? You can bet your rear they would have been saying that right up front.
And also tells you mare had no vet care either.
And if not feeding mare? How they think they are going to afford milk replacer is beyond me, at 70 plus for 24 lb bucket and they go through that in less than one week with one foal, and have two?
And people want to defend the owner, saying no one should have said anything? Makes you wonder what type of condition theirs are in.
Story is that Dept of AG has gotten involved and they and Tifton AC are seizing the 3.
And may be pressing charges too.
Hope so, as they won't make it.
And for foal to take to bucket when mama is right there at that young an age, tells me foal is already starving too.
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