Tim Sappington – Asshole of the Year Award
March 25, 2013 § 35 Comments
Yep. I’m late to the game. BUT, I’ve been watching this story unfold via Facebook and other media outlets… and there’s something that I’d like to do.
I’d like to have the complete, unedited, version here for prosperity.
Please don’t watch this video if it’ll make you cry, stay up at night, or any such thing. Following is the complete, unedited (no grayed out boxes covering things, no bleeps to censor the curse words), graphic video. Also, do not watch this video if you are underage.
Please DO watch this video if it will make you angry (only) and want to stand up and do something about this asshole and horse slaughter activists everywhere.
I’m posting it here because it will be difficult to find, in its entirety soon enough.
All the pro-slaughter activists like to call us “Animal Activists” like it’s a bad label, a dirty word. They like to make it out like we’re a bunch of asshats who don’t know our ass from a hole in the ground. They like to all use the same straw-man arguments to try and make us look bad (which is why I wrote Copy and Paste Comments among other things on my page of Horse Slaughter articles) and deride us and do everything in their power to make us look like terrorists. Oh, right, they CALL us terrorists!
But, and that’s a HUGE but, there are some real assholes in the pro-slaughter activist group. Well, most of the pro-slaughter activists are assholes, but Tim Sappington takes the cake. He wins my newly minted “ASSHOLE OF THE YEAR” award. Not only did he have someone film himself leading a young, extremely trusting and obviously well trained, horse towards the camera, but he then patted it on the head (the poor horse was lapping up the attention, desperate for love and attention) all sweet like, then turned to the camera and said “”All you animal activists, FUCK YOU” and turns and shoots the horse in the head.
The horse immediately drops to the ground, legs stiff and shivering, obviously taking several moments to actually die. It’s heartbreaking to watch. And if this is what is considered a “humane” way to end a horses life… fuck ME. I always said I could shoot a horse if it was suffering and it would take too long for a vet to get there and properly euthanize it… I seriously doubt that of myself now.
He then says “GOOD” and walks away. Leaving the horse there, shivering in its death throes.
Who is Tim Sappington?
Tim Sappington works for Valley Meat Company… or should I say WORKED for Valley Meat Company (their employees on LinkedIn). First they posted a statement saying that he did nothing wrong (since slaughter on your own property for your own consumption is legal), but they didn’t “agree” with his language and the way he put forth his ‘message’ (my boiled-down version of their one-page statement).
Then they fired him.
Why? Because he was “unprofessional” in the video, cursing, etc.
Yeah, that’s why you fired him. Not because he brought a shit-storm down on your company… just when you were trying to reopen a horse slaughterhouse in that very neighborhood???
What is surprising is that his own daughter is the one who uploaded the video to her YouTube account! Not sure why!? Was she the videographer? Or did she disagree with his statements? How old is his daughter?
And most importantly… why did this video take six months to go viral??? She must have some pretty sick and twisted friends / followers that they wouldn’t have passed this around in disgust for six months!
Apparently good ol’ Tim lives in Dexter New Mexico, and has been receiving death threats. That is why the FBI has stepped in. Not to look into Tim and his evil-doings both past and present… but to protect him and hunt down all the evil animal activists who have threatened to kill Tim.
According to one comment I saw:
Timothy Craig Sappington Jr.” at 221 Dallas Morgan Road, Dexter, NM 88230 and at 229 Dallas Morgan Road, Dexter, NM 88230. 221 Dallas Morgan Rd. is listed as vacant land and the 229 Dallas Morgan Rd. is a Mobile home..and the picture of the coward shooting the horse shows a mobile home in the background.
Not that I’m telling you to do anything…
I can’t seem to locate his phone number. Sad.
“The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an inquiry into the shooting as a possible case of animal abuse. But the sheriff noted that it’s not illegal for a horse owner to kill the animal and eat it, saying it’s no different than a farmer who slaughters his pig and consumes the meat. That’s because horses are considered livestock and no different under the law than cattle or pigs.”
From things I’ve read, the authorities have found the hide of the horse (named Justice – either unluckily or posthumously) and the “meat” in the freezer. If the horsemeat is truly in the freezer (six months later) and can be DNA’d as a match… he may have a defense – legally. If none of the “meat” is actually from that horse, well, I suspect they can charge him.
Unfortunately, you can’t charge someone just for being a prick.
OH!!! I have no idea if this is actually true, but if it is it’s the most amazing example of Slaughterhouse Sue trying to twist ANYthing she finds to suit her own agenda… But I did read somewhere that she was actually using this video as a great example of “humane slaughter”!
Oh fuck ME.