Draft horse dies after pulling competition at Farm Show
HARRISBURG The Public Opinion reports that draft horse owners say a Belgian horse that collapsed and died on Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show was fit.
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#1 Jan 12, 2012
It should be against the law for horses to be used to perform slave labor at redneck farm shows. The horse should be pampered at the farm show.
#2 Jan 13, 2012
While I don't know the owner, I know a bit about animal husbandry and livestock shows.
I can't imagine ANYBODY who takes the time, effort and financial expenditure to "show" would do anything other than "pamper" their animal.
REP96, do you know what "draft horses" are? Might I respectfully suggest you educate yourself on the subject, you may be surprised at the care taken of such animals. It's not unusual for participants to travel from all over the country (and sometimes from foreign countries) to attend such shows.
However, I am saddened to hear of the death. Show folk are usually extremely attached to their charges and I'm sure this is the absolutely LAST thing they expected or wanted - especially at the highly respected and much anticipated Farm Show.
#3 Jan 13, 2012
The horse was doing what it was made to do. There's nothing an animal enjoys more than to do what they were bred for.
It's a little like the outrage at the Hershey zoo when the bison had to be put down. Does anyone really think that people who train for their whole lives to work with animals for a career somehow don't care about animals? Everyone I know who works for a living with animals love animals as much as (or even more than) people. They'd do anything to save them from harm.
But my hunch is that R95 here is really just trolling for response.
#4 Jan 13, 2012
Dan should know, he knows for a fact that "there's nothing an animal enjoys more than to do what they were bred to for".
How can he be so sure of this one must wonder?
He was an animal in a past life that's why he's 100% sure of his statement....Dan the man knows everything...even what animals want and don't want.
What a "gift" this Dan the man has!
#5 Jan 17, 2012
Apparently "DTM knows all" DOESN'T know that humans are "animals".
You are correct however, either Dan is "gifted", or he's just more knowledgeable than you regarding the FACTS regarding "work animals".
Why, oh why, do you have such a hard-on for DanTheMan?
While I find DanTheMan annoying at times, I dig down deep inside myself to find that bit of humanity that keeps me from trolling or bullying. I don't always succeed, but at least I TRY.
Not trying to flame, just curious as it seems that DanTheManBeating has become quite the pastime, or perhaps a unhealthy obsession?
#6 Jan 17, 2012
Do you disagree that animals enjoy doing what they were bred to do - hunting dogs enjoy hunting, Greyhounds and race horses enjoy running, draft horses enjoy pulling? Or is it just the human animal that enjoys doing the things we're gifted at?
#7 Jan 18, 2012
No thanks needed, I simply agree with your facts while marvelling at the level to which some humans will sink.
I can only assume that your naysayers are intimately and personally familiar with you, DanTheMan. I find it difficult to believe that the type and frequency of attacks heaped upon you is committed by persons whose only disagreement with you is in respect to your opinion or stance on any given subject.
However, if the attacks are indeed coming from individuals who do NOT know you "personally", and who are shooting verbal darts at you simply because of YOUR beliefs and opinions, then I can only assume the offending poster(s) is some sort of mean-spirited, short-sighted, egomaniac with retreating penis syndome.
Regardless, I may not agree with what you say, but I respect your right to say it as long as it doesn't infringe upon the rights of others and is said in a respectful manner.
After all, IMO, if we all believed/dressed/talked/loved/ worked/worshipped/whatever exactly the same way, there would be absolutely no use for the good Lord to make more than one pair of breeding humans.
So...back on topic, I agree, critters that I'm familiar with do seem to "enjoy" doing what they're "meant" to do.
My cat seems to enjoy "mousing", even with no mouse she can be found happily batting about her little wadded-up ball of paper - much like she bats about her little grey prey.
Years ago, I had doves which seemed to "coo" incesssantly when the weather was beautiful, yet kept silent when the rain/snow came - IMO they were "enjoying" the weather and their "coo" was a manifestation of their enjoyment.
Yes, DanTheMan, IMHO, I believe that animals "enjoy" doing what they're "supposed" to do, after all, we all have a purpose and a role to play on this revolving sphere - all of us, except, of course, the trolls.
#8 Jan 18, 2012
LOL! Thanks for clarifying.
As far as I know, nobody here knows who I am in "the real world." The attacks I receive are totally related to the opinions I express and the lies and distortions I confront.
In my experience people initiate over-the-top personal attacks when they can't admit their argument has failed. It's the mark of emotional immaturity and an unhealthy emotional investment in the politics of destruction.
#9 Jan 18, 2012
Please stop beating the dead horse.
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