“The greatest deterrent
to freedom are men and women of zeal, well-meaning, but
without knowledge or understanding.”
~Justice Louis Brandeis~

"People are so quick to defend their own agendas, but they so often fail to realize we must protect the rights of all if we are to continue to have any rights of our own."
~Jenqu~

Ranch meaning, in general, any real world dwelling probably not involving full care board. Kind of a rural voice of real horse owners, trainers, traders, auction owners, rodeo contractors, etc.. all of us who have taken a verbal beating and called greedy ass hats. Back at the Ranch contributors, moderators, subjects, and so on, are pro-horse, pro-owner, and pro-slaughter.
Back at the Ranch was formed by a group of like minded horse / livestock owners. It is a place for us to try to educate, a place to vent our frustrations with the current equine industry, a place to share humor and snark, and in general try to open the eyes of the public who seem to be anti-agriculture.We do have a section for comments of course, and if you would like to email us you can do so directly or through the contact us form. We like to hear from our readers. I hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as I enjoy managing it.
Sincerely,
Ranch Manager
manager_back_at_the_ranch@yahoo.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Winding Road (to hell)

As you know RH2 recently wrote a piece on a horse seizure in KS resulting in the arrest of horse rescuer Kristin Chambers for the neglect of at least 80 horses in her care.
Here is some additional reporting and Video on the Winding road horse seizure and arrest.





4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I really hope people will take to heart the comment about those who get caught up in the "momentum of the save" and don't quite follow through on the time, space, and financial commitment that MUST come with it. I also liked the comment about 80 horses on 40 acres. Brings to mind another "Rescue" that we often comment on. People continue to enable that one, no matter what warning signs are right in their faces. I'm sure tears will be shed, prayers will be offered, and excuses made when that mess falls apart, but again-what about the horses, and what they go through each and every day? For a group that claims to love horses, a blind eye is sure easy to turn, isn't it?

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  2. RH2 You are welcome, thanks for sending it to me.

    "I really hope people will take to heart the comment about those who get caught up in the "momentum of the save" and don't quite follow through on the time, space, and financial commitment that MUST come with it."
    Personally I think those things should come Before it, But certainly should be thought of at some point before the poor rescue horses have to be rescued once again.Like you I hope that statement is taken to heart. Gosh aren't we just so happy the U.S slaughter plants have closed! yippy:( can you see the sarcasm just dripping off that statement?

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  3. Yeah, I can. It seems you can't read a paper, or turn on the t.v without hearing one of these stories right now. It's just insane. Yet, people continue to enable these "Rescues" despite huge red flags. So sad for the horses involved.

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  4. Update- I ma hearing she was charged with ONE misdemeanor. While the Anti side remains up in arms over Slaughter, I would hope there are still people who understand that the slaps on the wrist like this one are a HUGE problem in the Equine Industry. To allow horses to be tortured by slow starvation, and then to let the person responsible to get off is truly something we should all be upset about. THESE are the things EVERYONE should be writing and calling about. Of course, it won't happen.

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