Horse death in Arlington deemed accidental

Jun 15, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Herald

Police determined a horse died Saturday after accidentally falling out of a moving trailer.

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May have been an accident but 3 miles of dead horse on my road says neglect. People where screaming for her to stop. Way to go Snohomish County clearly you don't care about what went on. Ken Schram should give you his schramie.
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Snohomish county fails the animals and the community once again.
grandview family

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Jun 15, 2010
 
yes, may have been an accident, however people are stating that the horse was screaming,drug through the ditch on the side of the road, and trying to get her attention. There is no way to pull the horse that far without knowing..then you leave the horse for the county to pick up Mon..morning..Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff Tracy Peckham #1415 got this sooo wrong. You can call and they will tell you that they asked the driver and passenger n her friends what happen and made their conclusion.
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Accident Schmaccident. This is cruelty, pure and simple. This should be prosecuted. I'm new to driving trailers but you can feel almost everything the horse does back there - there is NO WAY they didn't know what was going on, and if they didn't know, they were high or drunk or something. Either way it's not JUST cruelty to the horse - it's public endangerment and reckless driving. Very lucky no people were hurt in this incident.
Skeptical Lucy

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Jun 16, 2010
 
Kelly I would have to agree with you, I think this was deliberate. No way it could be an accident. I have hauled horses across country in trailers big and small, up and down mountains, up and down the highways north south east and west and trust me you feel EVERYTHING that goes on, big rig or small. NO WAY did they not know what was going on. To put it in card playin terms, I'll see your cruelty and raise you chemical impairment. Drunk/high and bent on murder in the most horrific way possible.
I say: prosecute, remove any animals AND CHILDREN in the care of these moronic wastes of planetary space and oxygen.
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grandview family wrote:
yes, may have been an accident, however people are stating that the horse was screaming,drug through the ditch on the side of the road, and trying to get her attention. There is no way to pull the horse that far without knowing..then you leave the horse for the county to pick up Mon..morning..Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff Tracy Peckham #1415 got this sooo wrong. You can call and they will tell you that they asked the driver and passenger n her friends what happen and made their conclusion.
The horse was not picked up by SD, it was picked up by a private contractor less than 24 (around 19) hours after the accident.
Danielle

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Jun 16, 2010
 
Janice Moon, get your facts straight
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janice wrote:
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The horse was not picked up by SD, it was picked up by a private contractor less than 24 (around 19) hours after the accident.
Janice..you are a liar..we all drove by the dead body until MONDAY...sounds like you were in the truck or atleast present. Please explain to how you guys did not know what was go on.
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city of arlington county was heading up with a water tanker and bachoe and dump truck to pick up the body...tanker was first spraying our road with water which did NOTHING to remove any of the mess.
Skeptical Lucy

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Jun 17, 2010
 
Okay my sleuthing from admittedly out of state currently BUT with people I still stay in touch with from when I lived in WA for decades, it sure is looking like Ms. Moon knows a whole lot more than she is apparently willing to admit. Addresses match, vehicles match, even her apparent habit of riding in the tree farm matches too. So, Janice. What is up with this situation? Don't you think for the sake of the community traumatized here not to mention horse people all over the northwest who now know of this shameful and preventable tragedy who are trying to wrap minds around it and understand, you should cowgirl up and come clean with what you know? A challenge. Consider the fringed gauntlet tossed. Or maybe more appropriately slapped across a face??? Maybe yours?
Danielle Titland

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Jun 17, 2010
 
Lucy, you go girl!!! Thanks for the support for this horse's sake.
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Danielle Titland wrote:
Lucy, you go girl!!! Thanks for the support for this horse's sake.
Lucy you hit the nail on the head.
Skeptical Lucy

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I sure wish I could say that Oregon prosecuted perps better than Washington does. T'aint so unfortunately. Looks like this vile pig is a gonna skate right out of accountability.

Several years ago I worked on a really bad starvation/neglect/hoarding situation in the midwest where the perp wasn't actually taken into custody, just "verbally" arrested and only minimally (misdemeanor)prosecuted, very bad, horses dead all over the place, missing eyes, etc., ad nauseum, turns out she was "doing" the (married-w-kids) Sheriff.

Just sayin' that there has to be some kind of reason why the person here is being let off and apparently shielded by law enforcement in this case.
Danielle Titland

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Jun 17, 2010
 
King County has a great reputation (Seattle area) for upholding animal abuse laws. Snohomish County
is notorious for doing NOTHING about animal abuse.

I can't say what will come of the private investigation that is looking into the dragging. I hope that some consequences will happen, but I am skeptical, just like you Lucy!

The best thing that can come from this is a fund being made available for future neglect or abuse cases being handled correctly from the start. Pasado's will hopefully assist in the starting of this fund.
Skeptical Lucy

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I have now written to and had a reply from the reporter at the Arlington Times who "broke" the story - he referred me to his editor at the Marysville newspaper. I wrote to that editor as well. Sometimes the only thing you can do is get the media involved. Danielle - if you are new to animal cruelty issues, what is often helpful is keeping contact with media representatives who are not only sympathetic to but also knowledgeable about animal issues. Helps to not come across as a PETA type because that's too radical for most media folks because of truly bad publicity, whether fairly earned or no. Anyone writing to media or to their legislators or to law enforcement, what really helps is to be factual, polite, spell correctly, address the proper person, and do it by "real" mail (if to law enforcement make sure you "cc" the local TV and radio stations and newspapers) not e-mail - too easy to hit delete. And follow through.

yes, it takes time and effort.

And it works.
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The horse was picked up Sunday afternoon. Danielle don't call people liars when you weren't there yourself to see the facts. I live just above this area and watched it myself. Not only are you out to slander these poor individuals who were involved in this accident, but now anyone who might come to their defense! Give it a rest.
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This might have been an accident to begin with, but there is NO WAY someone in their right mind can drag a horse for 2.5 MILES without noticing it. Not only would the horse make noise, but the trailer would make some kind of motion that should be noticable to the driver. Then, I think it is safe to say that even if the WHOLE thing was an accident, which I doubt since I would be scared out of my mind if it were my horse, not to mention I would call a vet IMMEDIATELY, then the owner should not be allowed to drive since they clearly made no effort to PAY ATTENTION well enough to know their trailer shuttered, or to check their rearview mirrors. Enough said. I think officials need to look into this case more. As far as I am concerned, there are two possiblilties.

1. There is CLEARLY some neglect/abuse going on.(if on purpose)

2. The owner is a careless driver who should not be on our roads. Come on, if you can't check your REARVIEW MIRRORS from time to time, then you shouldn't be driving at all.(if on accident0
Danielle Titland

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Jun 17, 2010
 
Want to know what makes this 10 times worse, THERE WAS A DRIVER BEHIND THIS TRUCK AND TRAILER BLASTING ON THE HORN, SCREAMING, AND ARMS FLAILING OUT THEIR WINDOW TRYING TO GET THIS WOMAN TO STOP!!!!!!
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Grandview too wrote:
The horse was picked up Sunday afternoon. Danielle don't call people liars when you weren't there yourself to see the facts. I live just above this area and watched it myself. Not only are you out to slander these poor individuals who were involved in this accident, but now anyone who might come to their defense! Give it a rest.
Danielle did NOT post that I did!!! I guess you feel that the only one against this is her, however their are many of us in the grandview are helping and WANT THE SAM OUTCOME!!! You have a right to your opinion. There are more for than against this and quite a few are actually doing what they can as well..Give it a rest...not till this is looked into properly!!!!
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Jun 17, 2010
 
Danielle wrote:
Janice Moon, get your facts straight
They are. He was picked up around 2:30pm Sunday afternoon. He was not there monday morning. He was gone.

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