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post #21 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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I don't even have the words to begin to describe how disgusting that is.....
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post #22 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:19 PM
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I take offense to that. My friend is a witch (Wiccan), and doesn't believe in violence. My christian friend scares me much more- talking of becoming the next Hitler.

It isn't the religion or race that 'makes' a person do this. It is the person themself. I feel bad for the colt, but I'm glad it was feral and not someone's beloved pet.

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post #23 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:30 PM
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On the wiccan/witch regard, yes it's true wiccans are not violent or sacrifice animals, however the comment said "used to" burn them, because they were associated with satanists. Doesn't mean they are, but you can see why people did it, can't you? Fear for not only their own lives but the fear of their families and animal's lives? I don't think it was right, not at all, but I see why it happened.


This is disgusting though...Absolutely horrible. I can't believe people are sick enough to do this. Your rights are only your rights until they infringe upon the rights of others. And animal rights count in that. Have a religion or a cult, whatever you want, but don't hurt another living being or there is hell to pay.
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post #24 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:31 PM
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Have any of you people seen what ravens and vultures do to a carcass ? I have. They go after the softest tissues first. Add a few other wild animals and the carcass will soon disappear.



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post #25 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:38 PM
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As has been said, I feel horrible for this foal. But, the "burn witches and Satanists" remark has me a little bothered. I am a Wiccan witch, and the golden rule in this religion is " And ye harm none, do as ye will". And in my honest opinion any Pagan who could do this to any animal, let alone a defenceless foal, should not be a Pagan.
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post #26 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 08:44 PM
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In regards to burning witches, or more like people accused of being witches, during the Salem witch hunts- anyone acting strange was labeled.
Evidence & science now knows the behavior, visions etc. were caused by a mold/fungus on the rye used to make rye bread, that then effected the brain.
Rye was a poor man's bread. The upper class ate bread made from wheat so were not effected, they also had the power to carry out the killings.

People tend to fear what they don't know.
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post #27 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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Have any of you people seen what ravens and vultures do to a carcass ? I have. They go after the softest tissues first. Add a few other wild animals and the carcass will soon disappear.
I couldn't tell what was wrapped around the foal from the pictures, but it may have trapped itself by accident, died, and been half eaten by scavengers. We had a calf that was stillborn. I found him while riding my horse. It took me about two hours to get home, take care of my horse, get the jeep, and go back to show my husband. The calf had been severely mutilated. I saw vultures flying and a coyote running away.

I hope that this was just a dead foal that animals ate. It would be sad if a human did that. Hopefully law enforcement will take the foal to be examined by a qualified veterinarian that can determine the cause of death.
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post #28 of 43 Old 07-25-2013, 10:52 PM
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Have got to add-- difference in hunting and this? Hunting is for food- to put meat In your body so you stay alive- this was not okay- nothing was eaten the carcass was wasted.

Scavanger birds eat butthole and eyeballs then get to plucking fur or feathers and eat the insides- they dont make clean cuts-- dogs and animals like that would have left chew marks and dragged off body parts.

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post #29 of 43 Old 07-26-2013, 01:20 AM
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Just to add to what some have already said - of course, there are many forms of pagan beliefs and cults, but nowadays most of them honor life and all that is living, especially, Wiccans. I am a Pagan/Wiccan myself, and I would never think of harming an animal in sake of a ritual!

If that deed was done by humans, I sure hope they will be found and punished lawfully.

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post #30 of 43 Old 07-26-2013, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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There seems to be an assumption that the foal was alive when mutilated. Why is it acceptable for a hunter to shoot a deer then gut it on the spot? The foal may have died of natural causes, we don't know.
The assumption seems to be that it was killed then mutilated. They put the time of death as Monday, the full moon, which I think was deemed too much of a coincidence for it to have been just a random foal death that was found. I find it hard to believe that they would have just come across it, and whipped out the candles and knives.

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I hope that this was just a dead foal that animals ate. It would be sad if a human did that. Hopefully law enforcement will take the foal to be examined by a qualified veterinarian that can determine the cause of death.
It's a nice thought, but somehow, I doubt it. We have very little in the way of feral predators on Dartmoor, and the way one ear was removed so cleanly is very concerning.
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