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post #31 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 10:31 AM
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I actually am surprised about his response. He didn't blame anyone but himself. Either he's got a sharp advisor or he really means it. I'd like to believe the latter.

Now, the question is, what will he do about it? Sadly it is too late for some of those poor horses but perhaps he'll focus on this area of his business and start selling or giving them away so that the rest of the herd has a hope of a decent life.

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post #32 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 10:47 AM
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I don't see him really taking responsibility, as much as he's claiming "I didn't know, I didn't know". Note how the footnote at the end of the article states the video was shot in May, a month BEFORE his last visit to the farm. In which case, yes he did know, and didn't do anything about it. Seems to me his statement is simply trying to cover his butt and put him in a more favorable light with the media.

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post #33 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 11:03 AM
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Ahhh...I missed the footnote. **shakes head**

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I don't see him really taking responsibility, as much as he's claiming "I didn't know, I didn't know". Note how the footnote at the end of the article states the video was shot in May, a month BEFORE his last visit to the farm. In which case, yes he did know, and didn't do anything about it. Seems to me his statement is simply trying to cover his butt and put him in a more favorable light with the media.
I noticed that too, some of those tragic horses didn't get like that in such a short length of time
Apparently he had only four employees taking care of those 300 horses
Though he may be 'taking the blame' if I'd been working there no way could I have allowed that to happen - I'd have been calling out for the horse welfare or a vet to come and see what was going on before it got to that state - job or no job.
If he couldn't find homes for them they would have been better off euthanized and spared the misery
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post #35 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 12:34 PM
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I can go out and rob the neighborhood bank, get caught, take full responsibility for my actions, say I am sorry, give a great reason why I did it, but, I still deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

There is no excuse for the owner or the employees.
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post #36 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 12:47 PM
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The icing on the cake is that there WAS hay, and instead of feeding it, they were using it to hide a dead body (that was laying in a pile of lush grass, no less). That isn't just plain neglect, that is despicable. That is not giving a **** about that horses in your care and has nothing to do with lack of money or lack of feed to give them. There is no excuse that makes this okay.

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post #37 of 46 Old 08-17-2013, 01:06 PM
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Problem that I see at least here in the US is the Authorities wont do anything till it gets this bad or worse. We just had a guy here finally get his Goats and sheep taken from him after 5 years of people turning him in. the Police and AC wouldn't even go out there Now they are fining Bones over 5 years old on the ground and starving animals walking on dead and dieing animals. it sickens me.

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No words to describe how I'm feeling..... That was sick, the horse on the ground whinnying was definitely enough for me.
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No words to describe how I'm feeling..... That was sick, the horse on the ground whinnying was definitely enough for me.
I am so glad I do not have sound, I think that might haunt me for a long time.
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I don't see him really taking responsibility, as much as he's claiming "I didn't know, I didn't know". Note how the footnote at the end of the article states the video was shot in May, a month BEFORE his last visit to the farm. In which case, yes he did know, and didn't do anything about it. Seems to me his statement is simply trying to cover his butt and put him in a more favorable light with the media.
The timeline comparing what he said and what the article did (about him being there a month before), didn't make sense to me, either.

Yes, he should be prosecuted. And so should those who were charged with directly caring for the animals.
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