August 5, 2011 § 5 Comments
Yes Cheryl, as is proven by the prices your $10,000 black straight Egyptian Arabians went for, your horses were not actually worth that much, now were they?
And yes, I’m writing this straight to Cheryl, since she decided to comment all over my blog. What? Your horses went for $50-100 some of them? What was top price? Maybe just over a thousand? Most went for $400 to $500ish? Yeah. Those are some pretty speshul horses you got there. But no, years ago, when you first had financial trouble (which by the sounds of it, you were the cause of most of that) you wouldn’t sell any of the horses for under 10k. What? Are you on crack? I mean, really, why didn’t you let a few of them go for a thousand or so, and feed the rest of them?
You see, according to eye-witness reports, most of the horses were underweight – even though they were being fed by volunteers for the last month or so – and their hooves needed trimming, and most hadn’t been ridden in over five years. Yeah, those are some real speshul horses you got there. Man, I know I’d pay ten thousand for one of those!
August 3, 2011 § 4 Comments
Just thought I’d pass it along…
As always, click on the image to view a larger size. On this one, you can even hover over the ad and when your mouse pointer turns to a magnifying glass, click it again to enlarge again. Click “back” to return here.
Really, it’s good.
July 29, 2011 § 109 Comments
Making the rounds on the Internet, between Facebook, blogs and forums, is the story of a woman in Schomberg Ontario who has had her 23 SE Arabians seized under the Innkeepers Act. She is $30,000 in debt to the woman she leased the facility from, and her name is Cheryl. When first approached, Cheryl lied and said she was only the “caretaker”. It wasn’t until later that she admitted to being the owner.
Desperate for Money
As far back as over a year ago Cheryl was begging for money on Twitter, making it sound like she was trying to help someone else (as always, click on the photo to see it enlarged, click your “back” button to return to this page).
Now, a year later, most of those same horses are a body score of less than three, one is very old and riddled with cancer – but they’re headed off to auction under the Innkeepers Act. I find it interesting that she’s in debt $30,000 but a year ago was begging for 50k… « Read the rest of this entry »
July 28, 2011 § 3 Comments
I’m sad to note today that Fugly Horse of the Day… AKA Cathy, is retiring.
I have read her blog for several years, although admittedly stopped reading it religiously when I started this blog. I didn’t want to see what she was writing, as I was writing. There have been an occasion or two when we’ve covered the same or similar stories, and I was glad I hadn’t read her blog first. I really wanted my voice and opinions to come through without being influenced by hers. I do, however, respect her enough that I linked to her blog on my front page.
I think FUGLY served a great purpose, and I wanted to do something similar but with a more “Canadian” slant. I have covered some American stories; the ones that really caught my eye, and will continue to do so. But I still really want to find those uniquely Canadian stories.
It sounds like the blog is up for sale. I checked out the listing, and it says the top bid was $8500 but it didn’t sell. I assume that means it had a reserve and the reserve wasn’t met. It almost scares me that someone who was pro-slaughter would take it over and start ripping her posts apart with their rhetoric. She very specifically says…
It sells with the domain and the rights to all content written to date, which I suspect could be quite lucrative for someone who knows what they are doing (I don’t, and I’m too busy to find out). It is selling to the public with no restrictions; it may or may not go to someone who wishes to continue doing a blog about this subject matter.
And as a final note, here is a list of things she hopes people have learned, if they didn’t know already: « Read the rest of this entry »
July 25, 2011 § 7 Comments
…after years of complaints and a missing wild cat.
Yes, you heard me. A missing wild cat.
Information about Cindy Shaffer, of Clark County Ohio is a little slim… but this is what I’ve found so far. « Read the rest of this entry »
July 19, 2011 § 28 Comments
After reading comments on many, many pages from pro-slaughter activists, I’ve noticed there are “trends” to the arguments they use. Below are some of the most common pro-slaughter arguments, and my response to them. Most of the arguments were copied and pasted exactly as-is from a multitude of different pages.
I did, previously, have a list of arguments started (https://notabreed.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/horse-slaughter-why/)… but I’ve come across more so thought I’d do another one.
I also created a page with some possible “solutions”, and would love some more feedback: https://notabreed.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/horse-slaughter-solutions/
And now on to the arguments:
Unless you are a vegan, you are a hypocrite to say horse slaughter should be banned.
There are three reasons this statement is blatantly untrue. « Read the rest of this entry »
July 17, 2011 § 2 Comments
A photo taken of Grace shortly after her seizure in August. She weight 560 pounds, almost 500 pounds less than her normal weight.
courtesy photo « Read the rest of this entry »
July 8, 2011 § 2 Comments
Reading stories that pop up in my Google Alerts have recently shown a spate of pro-slaughter activists using the GAO Report as “evidence” that horse slaughter should resume in the States.
When I read the GAO report the first time, I did see some points that I knew they would glom onto. But there were just as many points for animal welfare advocates, and yes, even anti-slaughter activists, to rejoice over. I pointed out many of those.
What impresses me as I read through most of the “articles” written by pro-slaughter activists is how they ignore the points that don’t work in their favor. When I wrote about the report, I posted (almost) the entire report. I say “almost” because while I did leave out a little fluff, I certainly did comment on every main point. I didn’t shy away from the points that could have looked like the closures of the slaughter plants affected the horse industry. I discussed it. « Read the rest of this entry »
July 3, 2011 § 1 Comment
With a man.
Yep, you heard it here first.
Click on the link. Ignore the commercial. Listen to the Investigative Reporter. I love him.