Someone Keeps Killing This Poor Lady's Donkeys with Arrows

Categories: Animal Welfare

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There just aren't many good options for Tarrant County's donkeys.
Karen Oney keeps about 15 donkeys on her property in North Fort Worth. At least she did until last October, when she awoke one morning to find two of them dead in the pasture, arrow shafts protruding from their torsos. Police told Oney they had been shot from 10 feet away, possibly by someone looking for target practice.

"I'm outraged," she told NBC 5 at the time. "This is horrible."

Oney experienced similar feelings on Sunday morning, when a passing Fort Worth police officer contacted her after noticing yet another arrow-riddled donkey lying dead on her land, between Old Decatur Road and State Highway 287.

"'Are you kidding me?' That's exactly what went through my head," Oney told NBC 5, going on to wonder at the mindset of someone who slaughters donkeys for sport. "What pleasure do you get? We see how friendly they are -- they come right up to you -- so what kind of sport is that? I don't get it at all."

Fort Worth police and the Tarrant County game warden are investigating the cases. On a not completely unrelated note, the Star-Telegram reports that we are in the midst of the Donkey Crisis of 2012, as drought and hay prices have prompted a spike in the number of abandoned equines.

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A Ft. Worth-O-Plex Music Page
A Ft. Worth-O-Plex Music Page

some lunatic fucking bowhunting Ted Nugent fan probably. Keeping his distance so he doesn't get his head kicked off.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

You people think this is funny.  Donkeys are very sweet creatures and some sick-asses are running around killing them for no reason.  My heart goes out to this poor lady.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

All joking aside, those donkeys are not cheap. Some serious property damage and douchbaggery going on there. Funny thing, here in Texas she could shoot those doing this if she catches them in the act while on her property. A bow an arrow to a gun fight? Idiots.

Luis Cruz
Luis Cruz

Is that a picture of a Texas remake of life of pi?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Boy, those Texas republicans are taking this democrat in the Whitehouse thing much harder than I thought they would.

Jason Egger
Jason Egger

Hopefully they shoot the person who did it with arrows !!!!

Jason Egger
Jason Egger

Hope they catch who is doing it ! Give them a big felony charge as well !!!!

Daniel
Daniel

Arrow-riddled donkeys stumbling along Old Decatur Road. Ah, the vagaries of life in Fort Worth.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Out of curiosity why would someone bother raising donkeys in N. Texas in 2012? Petting zoos?

jerikjonsson
jerikjonsson

Sadistic.  Makes me queasy just reading about it.

cheeseburger
cheeseburger

@SuperfuzzBigmuff One reason is to sell to cattle ranchers.  Donkeys absolutely hate coyotes, and they will run them off.  Coyotes will kill baby calves if they have an opportunity.

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