Wild horses causing problems in easte...

Wild horses causing problems in eastern Ky.

There are 31 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Jan 25, 2014, titled Wild horses causing problems in eastern Ky.. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

Officials in eastern Kentucky are trying to determine the best way to deal with a pack of wild horses that is causing property damage and traffic hazards.

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serpentgirl1098

Benton, IL

#26 Mar 1, 2014
I see it as a good thing mean since when do see wild horses anywhere I mean literally people catch them and send them to a slaughter house wild horses are very endangered we should be helping them run free like they did before we got here!!!!!!!!
serpentgirl1098

Benton, IL

#27 Mar 1, 2014
Stupid replys are only for stupid people!!!!!
serpentgirl1098

Benton, IL

#28 Mar 1, 2014
I like Horses wrote:
There were horses on the old Branham Baker strip job between Powell's Creek and Elkhorn. About two herds of around 12 in one heard and 16 in another. Some kids got into trouble for shooting some of them. They let them roam free out west, why can't we. Beautiful Animals! They keep bringing elk in here and they will cause as mush damage as horses. How can a horse damage a damn strip job anyway. Something they made by blowing up a damn mountain and pushing over burden into a hollow fill. Hard pack soil with some weed seed on it, a little horseshit might fertilize the place and make the grass grow.
Those horses don't bother anything and a lot of people like to go watch them. Part of a good tourist attraction if we ever got a damn ATV Trail system in here.
you are very correct they are beautiful animals they deserve protection not extinction cause that's what its com in to!!!!!!
serpentgirl1098

Benton, IL

#29 Mar 1, 2014
stuck in a lodi wrote:
What's sad is there are no laws to protect horses, cows or any other livestock. The Romeo law only protects dogs and cats and with first offenses the penalty is a class A misdemeanor. Kentucky - AKA (The Bluegrass State)is known for it's beautiful landscape and Beautiful {race} Horses, yet the state has a reputation for being notoriously lax in regard to animal abuse, was one of the holdout states that penalized animal cruelty with only misdemeanor charges.
With very little leg work, I'm sure the owner's of these horses would come to light, and just the threat of legal proceedings combated with incarceration I would bet these "owner's" would rather pay restitution for damages incurred over a long term jail sentence.
no there is laws that protect cows and everything else but they don't care enough to make a law to protect horses!!!!!!!
serpentgirl1098

Benton, IL

#30 Mar 1, 2014
Also deer cause more property damage and hell a lot more traffic hazards so they should take of that problem stupid people make me so mad!!!!!!!:(
Horse Owner

Dana, KY

#31 Mar 2, 2014
Here is only one place where abandoning horses is illegal. There are probably others.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx...

525.130 Cruelty to animals in the second degree -- Exemptions.
(1) A person is guilty of cruelty to animals in the second degree when he intentionally or wantonly:
(a) Subjects any animal to or causes cruel or injurious mistreatment through abandonment, participates other than as provided in KRS 525.125 in causing it to fight for pleasure or profit (including, but not limited to being a spectator or vendor at an event where a four (4) legged animal is caused to fight for pleasure or profit), mutilation, beating, torturing any animal other than a dog or cat, tormenting, failing to provide adequate food, drink, space, or health care, or by any other means;
Horse Owner

Dana, KY

#32 Mar 2, 2014
Note:
The "exemptions" part is related to actions of law officers being given authority to kill and handle animals.

Do a search for animal cruelty and abandonment in KY (including strip jobs) if you are truly interested in protecting horses.

IT IS AGAINST THE LAW.

Since: Sep 13

United States of America

#33 Mar 2, 2014
Horse Owner wrote:
Here is only one place where abandoning horses is illegal. There are probably others.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx...
525.130 Cruelty to animals in the second degree -- Exemptions.
(1) A person is guilty of cruelty to animals in the second degree when he intentionally or wantonly:
(a) Subjects any animal to or causes cruel or injurious mistreatment through abandonment, participates other than as provided in KRS 525.125 in causing it to fight for pleasure or profit (including, but not limited to being a spectator or vendor at an event where a four (4) legged animal is caused to fight for pleasure or profit), mutilation, beating, torturing any animal other than a dog or cat, tormenting, failing to provide adequate food, drink, space, or health care, or by any other means;
Notice, there is no stipulation for a horse owner to provide "shelter", that's why these people take them to strip jobs in the summer and leave them there. They need to revise that statute to include providing shelter for any and all animals. if they would do that one thing, they can then seek legal recourse on the owner's when they take them to these strip jobs, no matter if the horse appears healthy or not.

Yes, there are abandonment laws, but how many times have you heard these people going to court for having their horses on strip jobs. When they do get reported, the animal control officers must check out the report, but when they arrive at the scene; if the horse "looks" healthy does not appear to have rain rot or other ailments, and they have a source of water, the owner can simply say, "we bring hay and chop to them on a regular basis" and if the horses look healthy what can the animal control officer write them up for?
Horses

United States

#34 Mar 2, 2014
There were three, now only see two at Stopover right before the Majestic Elementary School. Try having them $hit in your yard everyday all over the place and see how you like it.
serpentgirl1098

United States

#35 Mar 5, 2014
Horses wrote:
There were three, now only see two at Stopover right before the Majestic Elementary School. Try having them $hit in your yard everyday all over the place and see how you like it.
dude what the heck are you talking people would pay to see wild horses in there yard so u should be think in .!!!!!!:(
serpentgirl1098

United States

#36 Mar 5, 2014
Horses wrote:
There were three, now only see two at Stopover right before the Majestic Elementary School. Try having them $hit in your yard everyday all over the place and see how you like it.
dude people where there ant wild horses would pay to see wild horses and u are just $itching about random things :(!!!

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