One of the main things I hear from the PSAs is that horses are property. To them, that means that they have a right to do as they wish with their property. While I agree that we technically `own’ horses, or at least that’s what their registration papers say, I dispute that they are property. Property implies something inanimate. I hope we can all agree that horses are most definitely not inanimate nor are they `things’. Things are defined as material objects without life or consciousness; an inanimate object.
1. a thing or things belonging to someone; possessions collectively
2. a building or buildings and the land belonging to it or them
Now, I realize that our PSA pals have some problems with comprehension at the best of times so this is probably boggling their minds and causing outrage. In fact, I bet Ole NT is frothing at the mouth and pounding on her computer keys already. You have certain rights as they pertain to the animals you own. You have a right to train them or not train them as you wish, even if you suck as a trainer. You have a right to set your own feed program and you have a right to stable them or not. But, all these rights have limits. You do not have a right to abuse another living being because that is against the law. Don’t believe me? Go ask Michael Vick how doing what he wanted with the dogs he owned worked out for him.
Because Slaughterhouse Sue is still in hiding, the PSA crowd is once again unsupervised and have resorted to cruising the internet to find things to be outraged over. Today, it was an article by Donald Bradley of The Kansas City Star, which basically called Slaughterhouse Sue out on some of her more recent lies. (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/06/3718025/no-progress-yet-on-proposed-rockville.html#disqus_thread) You would think they would get used to the daily dose of disappointments that is life as a PSA, but they don’t. Once again, they coordinated their efforts in the bat cave and swarmed the FB page that posted this article. Then they got their stupid on and let it all hang out for the rest of us to witness.
“…….. Boy, they sure banty that “PhD title around with this Patrick Fazio character. Too bad he isn’t as smart as his “title” deludes. Horses do NOT move their head around any more than any other livestock animal in the same situation, as he stated in one blow hard interview. This is a matter of training, supervising, and enforcing that training to make certain that it is done correctly and humanely. And could you possibly get any more long winded and full of FECES as you have in this emotionally driven, irrational spiel? Honestly, if I were a supporter of opposition to slaughter, I’d distance myself as far as I could get from you people just for the purpose of maintaining credibility. I’M embarrassed for you, and I’m against you.”
I actually cut off the first part of this diatribe as it was just basically ranting. I just want to point out it is actually PATRICIA Fazio and not Patrick. Too bad this person can’t tell the difference between an innie and an outie as it does not bode well for the rest of this discussion. Let’s look at what this anatomy expert is telling us. She thinks horses do NOT move their head around more than any other livestock and slaughtering them is no different. I don’t know what kind of horses she is breeding or riding, but I think even a blind man could see there is a pretty big difference between the necks of horses, cows, and pigs.
Do you see the difference? Now add to the fact that horses’ heads are not placed in squeeze chutes and all of a sudden you have a moving target with a much larger range of motion than cows, pigs or chickens. I know our PSA buddies aren’t very bright, but surely they can understand the difference between hitting a moving target and one that is in a head restraint? Maybe not….Here’s another definition to chew on…
Speaking of ignorant, here is one of the PSA supporters backing her anatomical expert buddy up…
“I have yet to hear a reasonable alternative to horse slaughter. Until one is presented, I cannot oppose the horrible act. I would never eat an American horse due to unregulated drugs, but I have no problem with those who do. I would actually like to try the meat one day. That doesn’t make me evil or an abuser or even a horse hater. I love my horses and would never subject them to that fate. I do not love every horse.”
Do you get that? She won’t eat US horse meat because of the drugs, but she’s just fine with feeding it to other people. Awesome! She is also another PSA hypocrite that wouldn’t put her horse to slaughter because she loves him, but it’s just fine for horses she doesn’t love. I wonder if she think they suffer less or something. That’s like saying it’s ok for other people to get raped and murdered as long as it doesn’t happen to your loved ones. WTF? Seriously….
Not to be deterred, the original brainiac pulled out the favorite defense of PSAs everywhere and over shared liberally peppered with bullshit….
“I was raised with horses. I was getting paid to start range bred remuda yearlings when I was twelve years old and up. I’ve delivered them, I’ve shoed them, sales prepped them, galloped them for race trainers. I’ve been a broodmare assistant, a race barn groom. I’ve raised them on bottles and buckets. I’ve watched the bootlegged slaughter house tapes from Canada and I’ve seen the photos of the conditions horses are subjected to in Mexico. And that’s YOUR fault, since you want to place blame and judge people you know nothing about, business as usual for a bunch of half wit clowns that profess to be experts when they are in fact living room recliner jockeys perched balancing a lap top professing to save all the poor little ponies from the nasty horse “murderers” and not knowing their rectal orifice from a snake hole. People like me save horses all of the time. Because we know how to, because we are the best at what we do, and we know what’s worth saving and what isn’t, because we treat all of our livestock responsibly and humanely, because it’s the right thing to do, NOT because a bunch of know nothing NUTS had to enlighten us in the errors of our ways.“
This is the same asshat that thinks horses wring their tail when they are racing because they are in the process of stocking up. Even if she has done half of what she claims, she’s likely been a miserable failure at most. You know, you can spend your lifetime around horses and that doesn’t make you a `horseman’. Some things can’t be taught especially when you think you already know it all and are the `best at what you do’. BTW, seen pics of this person’s breeding efforts and she is definitely part of the problem.
I think at some point we may need to consider an awards system to add to Point and Laugh Fridays. These people work so hard at being ignorant, I feel like we should give the dumbest statement/story of the week an award. Should I let ads on this blog, I’m thinking along the lines of donating a portion of advertising dollars to either a rescue or anti-slaughter cause in the winner’s name each month. Thanks to y’all we have more than enough traffic to do that, but I also think ads are annoying. Nothing is going to happen overnight, but let me know your thoughts. I’m neutral at this point.