One of the semi-regular features of this blog is to profile individual PSAs. Besides the fact that they are unintentionally hilarious in their ignorance, it also helps the rest of us to try to wrap our minds around what sort of evil it takes to support slaughter. The one I’m profiling today is not one of the ones that just think it’s a necessary evil, she really and truly wants to slaughter horses at any cost and even eats her own. Of course she is a breeder, aren’t they all? See if you can guess which asstard I’m talking about and I’ll name and shame her at the end.
I think the best way to begin is with letting this person’s own words speak for themselves. Lucky for us, this PSA has a lot to say about all matters of horse abuse and slaughter. As with most PSAs she has had animal control called on her, but it wasn’t her fault. It’s NEVER their fault even though the rest of us happily get through life without getting accused of abusing or neglecting our animals. That seems to be a PSA thing kinda like having a bad and unruly horses is. Yes, she has plenty of them too!
“OK I did the dasterdly deed yesterday and shot and hung my crippled coming two-year-old. Took me all afternoon to gut him. I learned you need a REALLY sharp knife. Also learned it is a LOT harder to do than watching someone who does it for a living. I ached so bad I could hardly bend over last night. I know he is too tough to eat. The dog could barely chew a small piece. But, I have the heart and liver. Anyone have any good recipies?”
– Naturally this was posted on the UH page and Slaughterhouse Sue comes to the rescue. Does anybody else have the visual of going to see a breeder’s stock and seeing them dress out one of their horses? Yuck.
“I had one butchered a couple years ago, hung the hide on a gate to wash it off. The herd stood and stared at it until I couldn’t stand it and removed it. I say yes, they know.”
– Apparently butchering a horse is not a one time thing for this `breeder’.
“I too am over stocked (aren’t we all?). I am on a chat room list and mentioned that I would be butchering a couple. WOW did THAT raise a ruckus!!!! Comments like “all you do is raise ponies for slaughter” and “why do you continue to breed if you can’t sell any” etc. Well, I sold just as many this year as last. Only had 2 foals from my 15 broodmares. But they slam me for those two foals! I’m not exactly breeding crap either. See the profile pony? Check out the LONG yellow ribbon. Third place, nothing to brag about, right? Well third in a class of OVER 200 entries that had to QUALIFY to even come to the show ain’t bad. Besides that was just one show. Year end awards puts him FIRST place in the nation in small green hunter ponies. But I shouldn’t be breeding because I “only raise them for slaughter”!”
– Actually, she is mostly breeding crap and we’ll look as some of her champion stock in a minute. Many PSAs think that getting lucky with one horse means they are forever golden.
“I ran four breeding stallions on a neighbor’s 20 acres over a winter. No mares for miles and they got along fine. Only problem was the idiot neighbors who contacted the humane society because they could prove the stallions had not been fed or watered for weeks. No tracks in the snow was proof. They were right! I didn’t water because there was a creek 20 feet wide and 3 feet deep. I didn’t feed because they had not strated to eat the 1500# round bale I’d left them 2 months earlier. Society worker said she was sure I had not fed them but ‘they sure looked good’! She had not noticed the bale.”
– Perhaps they didn’t eat the hay because it was moldy? I wonder why Winstar and Three Chimneys don’t turn all their breeding stallions out together in the off-season? Oh, that’s right…..because it’s fucktardious!
“So what does a LOCAL plant need to do to do horses legally? I mean a plant that is currently doing cows and pigs. And you want your own meat back, not sell it. Ya, I got another one to go. 16 years old foundered and unbroke, but gentle enough for a toddler to handle from the ground. Can’t get $600 for her so might as well save myself some $$ at the store. Besides, I just bought dog food $20/month to feed the mutt! She can eat scraps and bones.”
– Where do I even start? Why does this breeder have a 16 year old unbroke mare that was allowed to basically eat herself to death? If she can’t afford $20/month to feed her dog, it makes me wonder what the ponies are living on?
“I sold my mare to a dealer. The next morning she put his hired man in the hospital. All he was doing was carrying hay to the feeder.”
– Every good PSA seems to have at least one horse like this….
“Oh, they charged me! No drugs, just throw and cut. I had one done by a vet that spilled his guts the day after I brought him home from the vets’ office”
– She was referring to how she gelds her colts here. No drugs, just throw and cut….charming. Then she pays the guy for `training’ to get around the legalities of not having a vet do it.
Sadly, those are just samples of the ignorance of our PSA of the day. Since she is so proud of her stock and breeding program, I thought it would be interesting to see what I found listed for sale by her on Horse Clicks. I’m not sure how old these ads are.
The copy for this grey colt is: “Sire is brother to Pony Finals Champion medium and res-Grand Champion. Dam’s sire is 1/2-sister to Silver Steps, 4 times horse of the year for AHSA/USEF. Has good hunter movement.” Did you catch the part where the dam’s sire is a 1/2 SISTER to somebody famous? Does that mean he was a hermaphrodite? Typical backyard breeding of the second cousin twice removed to somebody that was almost famous. Ugggghh,.
Ok, this PSA basically has a crapload of ponies advertised for sale. Most are not broke and way overpriced. Yes, there are a few cute ones, but what appears to be going on is somebody that has far too many horses and can’t afford to get them trained. Backyard breeding at it’s finest. If anybody wants to pay way too much money for one of these little unbroke terrors, do not tell her you are anti-slaughter or she won’t sell to you. “Am seriously thinking of not selling to a person who doesn’t agree with processing. I don’t want my animals slowly starving in their backyards when they lose their teeth” You can check out the rest of the hoard here: http://www.horseclicks.com/welsh-pony/kansas/AC/horses-for-sale
This PSA really ticks all the boxes. Backyard breeding, hoards of unbroke stock, horrific injuries, unruly and bad horses, and of course she has been reported to the humane society. She also is also hoping to get a job as a kill buyer for ponies should the Rockville plant open up and thinks that it should be perfectly fine for miniature horses to ship in triple-decker trailers for slaughter. Have you guessed which one it is yet? Her farm name is Patchwork Ponies. Meet your Sunday’s PSA…..