Because it is Sunday, it’s once again time to feature one of our PSA friends. The obvious choice would have been to choose one of the PSAs that whined the loudest over this blog during the past week. I know of about two or three of them that are absolutely crying for a feature on here. However, I don’t really like giving in to bad behavior and this blog isn’t about pleasing them. I think it’s far more fun to make this a bit more challenging than going for the obvious every single time. This week’s PSA ticks all the boxes as far as being a stereotype and hateful, plus he has the added bonus of basically being a caricature of a cowboy. I think we’ll be about 50/50 on people guessing before the reveal this week. Let me know how you do!
Our PSA this week normally has a lot to say and fancies himself quite the little expert on all things Ag. I can tell you that he calls himself a rancher and is most definitely all about slaughtering horses, although he prefers to call it harvesting. He is regularly misinformed, but that rarely stops him from spewing out his garbled `facts’. It would be a safe assessment to say this PSA is batshit crazy. Are you ready to hear from the man himself?
“BTW he has been running with 20 mares for 3 years and his first bite of hay was today…after arruval”
- Talking about his no account stud which I will post a picture of at the bottom of this entry. Why is it that so may of these PSAs breed in mass quantities yet whine about too many horses and no slaughter to place a value on them? Just because you run a crapload of horses on the back forty and don’t bother doing anything with them does not a `remuda’ make. Just because your horse is a pretty color does not mean he needs to make more just like him.
“….charged with the crime of letting a dog be a dog” and “…not treating his dog like a kid.”
- This is our PSA’s thoughts on Michael Vick. No, our PSA is not Steve `Crazyass’ King.
“The respectful harvest of unwanted horses desperately needs to continue. Millions of kids around the world die of starvation every year and upity American citizens, attorneys and judges snub their noses at that by endorsing the wasteful disposal of an otherwise valuable resource. Once again I contend that only an overfed and ungrateful nation would enact a law removing potentially the greatest value a horse has to offer at the end of a useful life. I propose that, before we completely let the horse out of the barn, we go into one of the most poverty stricken areas of our nation and have a horse barbeque. I doubt that the hungry kids or the homeless veterans will tell us that it is against their morals to eat horse meat. I have the horse and if you have the grill, we have a date. “
- Respectful harvest. You gotta love all these euphemisms for slaughter they come up with to slide it down the public’s throats a bit easier. I also love the fact that so many PSAs figure that just because you are poor, you’ll eat anything or are willing to drop your values.
“And apparently the mission is to make the ownership of a horse something that only the elite in this country can have. And that, my friends, flies in the face of everything that the horse represents in the building of our great nation.”
- So slaughtering and eating horses better represents their part in building `our great nation’? Huh? BTW I don’t think you have a `right’ to own a horse if you can’t afford it or are willing to make the sacrifices to properly care for it.
“Factory farms do not exist. Companies like Chipotle have launched ad campaigns with selective portrayals of the truth that grossly mislead the consumer.
The size of the farm – or whether animals are confined or not – does not in itself determine the treatment of animals. Management, in all cases, is the most important concern in animal husbandry. You may be able to raise pigs outside, in all of Mother Nature’s grandeur, and get along just fine. The truth is – very few of us are willing to work that hard to get it done.”
- Remember that I mentioned he is a self-proclaimed expert on all things Ag? Well this is what he had to say about hogs. NO such thing as factory farms and nobody cares about the welfare of the animal because they aren’t `willing to work that hard to get it done’. Yet, people like this asshat are the ones saying they are concerned about the `welfare’ of horses.
“I hauled five young horses to the Loup City Commission Company’s monthly horse sale in October and two of them brought only $1 apiece. I actually felt fortunate because they did send me a $103 check for the bunch instead of a bill. Before I do that again, I will consider other options such as feeding dogs in the neighborhood.”
- Sounds to me like somebody needs to quit breeding horses if they are only bringing $1 a piece. WTF is wrong with these people?
Ok, now that we have had a sampling of where our PSA stands on certain issues, let’s get into some really fun facts about him. Remember how I mentioned he is batshit crazy? That may be an understatement. Environmentalist Robert F Kennedy Jr. has accused our PSA of stalking him. He writes all about it in his book `Crimes Against Nature’. Here’s an excerpt from the book and it’s also linked below: “His mission was to follow me around and to try to discredit me, but also to intimidate me. He shows up at speeches and press conferences I give, sitting in the front row. He records me, and then he prints distortions or outright misrepresentations of my statements. Sometimes he mumbles menacing comments. Once when I was in Iowa, he came up to me and whispered, “I’m your worst nightmare.” He waits for me in dark parking lots on my way home. He asks if I’d like to take a ride with him in his car, those kind of things. Which I don’t find intimidating, but that’s clearly his purpose.”
Pretty crazy stuff, huh? Our PSA has also been indicted and plead no contest to cattle fraud/rustling which meant he was caught selling cattle without a bill of sale and selling cattle without a brand inspection. Prosecuting attorney, Jason White, said:”It’s a long, drawn-out factual situation in which he bought cattle, never really paid for them, never got a bill of sale, and then he turned around and started selling those cattle,” What a great guy our PSA is! Details are linked below. Basically, this conviction was the only thing that stopped him from his stalking hobby because he wasn’t allowed to leave the state. I can’t make this stuff up! It also wasn’t our PSA’s only brush with the legal system. He also gained notoriety for being the manager for a 50,000 pig factory farm on the land of the Rosebud Sioux for Bell Farms. Such was the negative environmental impact of this facility that the Rosebud Sioux had to eventually file a lawsuit to evict our PSA and his operation. As you can see he is a typical Big Ag douche that has no care about animals, their welfare or even the environment as long as he’s putting money in the bank.
Have you guessed who our PSA is yet? I’m betting at least half of you know already. He is a huge fan of Slaughterhouse Sue, D-bag Duquette and Holy Theresa Manzella. He has a 501c3, (don’t they all?) and claims to be a sixth generation farmer/rancher. He says he has 200 cows, 40 horses, 20 meat goats and 40 sows, although he is so busy running around the country being a pain in the ass, it is widely believed that his wife (also indicted for cattle fraud/rustling) does all the work on their ranch. Even though he is not a buckaroo by any stretch of the imagination, he wears the costume which probably makes him an even bigger asstard than the actual buckaroos and that is no small feat. One last chance to guess, because it is now time to give a warm anti-slaughter welcome to our Sunday PSA!
Also, for your personal amusement, I’m going to share a link that was sent to me by one of our readers. It’s from the Summit of the Horse Eaters and good Ole Trent tries to insist that branded BLM horses do not end up in slaughter houses and Bill `Maggot’ des Barres repeatedly contradicts him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWSApEUiq4&feature=youtu.be