Here Are Some Sad Pictures of Emaciated Horses Found at a Greenville Ranch

Categories: Animal Welfare

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SPCA

Investigators had their eye on the group of skinny horses roaming a property outside Greenville since January. That's the when the Hunt County Constable's Office and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say they met with the owner of the horses to discuss their living conditions.

Apparently, the meeting went well. They had all "worked out a plan," the agencies say in a news release, to bring the animals' living conditions into compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code.

Well, investigators just found a dead horse on the property, so the plan apparently didn't work out.

Nine other animals on the property were still alive but in pretty bad shape. The SPCA seized them all yesterday morning and sent us some pictures.

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SPCA

The animals were roaming freely behind a fence, but that was about the only good thing going for them. They didn't have access to food. All had chipped or cracked hooves. Some were loosing their hair.


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SPCA

The horses were all classified as somewhere between "extremely emaciated" and just regular emaciated. Three of the horses are lame.

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"These horses and the mule were not receiving enough food, and their basic care needs were not being met," Colby Grady, chief investigator for the SPCA of Texas, said in a statement. "The horses had started eating the bark off of trees, which can indicate that they have a mineral deficiency."

SPCA took the animals to a vet in McKinney, where they're being cared for. They face a custody hearing in Greenville next week. The agency wouldn't tell us the name of the animals' owner, and we've left a message with constable's office.

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castingthestone
castingthestone

At least they followed up and did their job after the January visit.  It's a relief that even though some people refuse to take care of their 'things', there are other people who will step in and do it for them.  

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Another down home Texas miracle. Respect for all, the outdoors, etc

doublecheese
doublecheese

These aren't THAT bad off...we've certainly seen worse.  Old horses will often look like this no matter how much food you give them.  And they aren't losing their hair.  They are losing their winter coats.  Almost all horses look this mangy this time of year.

ruddski
ruddski

Well, on the bright side, at least they weren't human children.

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@ruddski ........this is classic....................This is more important....so says diarrhea mouth.   Do you go to concerts and tell the artist what songs to sing and in what order? 

You are one disturbed non-entity.  I assume if Amy Silverstein would have wanted she could have written about child porn and/or Catholic priest.   But she didn't fucktard, she didn't.  

Now pull your little panties up, the ones that say Friday because tomorrow is a big day.  You have hours of name calling and tons of shit to regurgitate throughout the day.  

Just curious, do you tweak your nipples throughout the day or just when Myrna throws your putrid venom back in your face.


But please please tell us another story about how your brother created My Little Pony or your Uncle who works with Chris Hanson or your aunt who was a designer for Mother Theresa.


You are e e Cummings, Ted Cruz and Shelly Winters all rolled into one fantastical mutation.   Don't stop. Don't stop believing. 

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

@ruddski Shooting is far too humane for vermin such as this.  My suggestion is a couple of months with the lifers in maximum security, followed by a lion feeding, posted on Youtube for all to see.

Ricky_Hollywood
Ricky_Hollywood

@doublecheese Read it again.  It wasn't "losing" hair, it was "loosing" hair.  They probably just needed to tie it up or something to keep it tighter.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@doublecheese  

Any horse that looks much worse than this is probably lying down, dead. These horses are clearly in poor shape and are not being cared for properly, if at all.

I sincerely hope you don't own any animals.

mcdallas
mcdallas

@doublecheese  Thanks, resident equine scientist, for your "facts".  I bet the SPCA and the sheriff know less than you so I'm sure we should send these horses back based on your comments here.  


By the way, you said they aren't THAT bad off.  I guess to qualify in your mind to be THAT bad off, they should all be dead?  Does that qualify?  Of course, if they die and look mangy, it's probably just a seasonal thing, right?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ruddski  As if you care.  You're the one who calls homeless children "bums", and hates it when the government provides food and healthcare for human children living in poverty.

ruddski
ruddski

@mybigfan

Do you go to concerts and tell the artist what songs to sing and in what order?

Yes, I'm the guy who would shout FREE BIRD!! at Alabama concerts. Unfortunately, I would often shout it even when the band had just played it, which eventually led to ejection, and finally, blacklisting.

Now, here are the tips you've been waiting for.

If you're going to write satire, or satirical mocking, you should be at the least chuckling to yourself if not outright laughing. If you aren't, then your readers won't either.

In this piece, your anger is showing through, and while your previous attempts at mocking of my mocking of Myrna (more on that in a bit), you got even me to mildly chuckle, once - then your schtick was exhausted. Certain techniques have short shelf- life even when practiced by professionals.

The reason I made those posts recounting the interesting episodes, experiences and acquaintances of my interesting and adventurous life was to mock Myrna, as I eventually explained to her:

When you take over a comment thread to vent, making it "all about Ruddski", then Ruddski will respond to your angry missives by making it "all about Ruddski" by recounting marvelous recollections

Even after explaining the joke, she didn't get it, and neither do you - you're trying to mock my mocking, and after the first foray, it became tedious and boring, and as I pointed out, you're now simply angry and tediously boring.

Now, perhaps it was wrong of me to post an urgent news item that might have somehow contributed to the capture of a loathsome criminal, and was not as important as, say, a video of old-battle-axe Bella Abzug, but in the end, there's nothing you can do about it. Your frustration shows. That's a win for me, BTW.

While Myrna obviously needs help when backed into logical corners, you might try using logic, facts and the other things she can't seem to find or impart, because your little hissy fits really don't do much but make you look like a sophomoric little Mini-Me or more accurately Mini-Myrna.

Have a brilliant day, shorty!

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@LOOKatME-Rudeski @ruddski  

I don't think Ruddski likes it when there is a subject we can all agree on. Gotta' toss a little chaff into the wind before we all start a rousing round of Kumbaya up in here.

ruddski
ruddski

@ColonelAngus

Well, hopefully the lion would be a bit more horny than hungry, poetic justice.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

Sure, not a problem, especially if you drama-queen-like throw your Scarlett Ohara self in front of the poor lad in order to save him from the people you and bvckvs loathe.

Edit: your expressed concern for the children is touching. If only they were kitties!

doublecheese
doublecheese

@TheCredibleHulk @doublecheese  Obviously these horses weren't being cared for very well.  I've just seen really old horses that looked worse that were being well cared for.  Some of these pictures just show small horses with patchy winter coats.  

gray
gray

@mcdallas @doublecheese


I am not sure our sheriff knows anything except how to do as little as possible and stiff his creditors.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@mcdallas


You'll have to excuse Lard Ass and Ruddy. They are local "know-it-alls" with their heads up their asses.   

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

You're even boring yourself at this point.

But I'm still waiting for your explanation for how importing scads of poor people from other nations is going to help the poor people, or even the bums, of this nation.

I think you kinda wusses out on that, eh genius?

ruddski
ruddski

@mcdallas

True, but unfortunately true. Ugly world at times.

ruddski
ruddski

@LOOK

You're not quite pulling it off, whatever it is, but I bet you have some great recipes for snails! I'm getting the feeling your initials may be JJ, but I digress.

It is possible that the horses are underfed due to that fraudulent government scam that upset so many low-information millenials and drove Obama to his infomercial career and Bush-end-of-career-like approval ratings?

The owner may have had found that the lower premiums, like the selling of the program itself, were a bunch of hooey, and he had to choose between a massive tax-hike that really isn't a tax but is, or paying the higher premiums for a lesser policy, or feeding the horses. The horses, like the yellow-dog jackasses, lost out. Hee-haw.

Were I one who was trapped by the horrors of the government intrusion I begged for and angrily rejected, I would have been barbecuing those horses. Win-win!

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@ruddski Sweetheart, I just scanned your spew.  I am far too ignorant to fully grasp what you are attempting so say.

Butt, I was just joking with you.  I was just trying to have so fun.   You know I love and admire you hotness and clever wit.  I am surprised you didn't catch my comedic verbiage that I picked up from you.  My idle idol.  My rock lobster. 

Try to have a sense of humor.  Fucktard is a term of endearment. 

Now can we get back to the real problem at hand.   It is clear these horses are emaciated due to Obamacare.  My brother took photos of these same horse under the Bush administration and they were totally healthy.  

You know I love you.  Butt, did you know I love to love you?

ruddski
ruddski

@Credible

So that's why people looked at me so funny.

I used to smoke a lotta Choom back then, like some presidents, I inhaled.

ruddski
ruddski

@Credible

Yeah, I agree with you - agreement is boring. Especially when I'm 100 percent correct and people like Myrna and Mini-Myrna agree to agree that they have no actual logical rebuttal. Hence the suggestions that I, a He, is a She, or gay, or a drag queen. That just gets my frilly panties in a wad, and those things are expensive!

ruddski
ruddski

I guess joking around in response to an urgent search for a child abuser is OK for some, I apologize if my sensitivity to the issue makes me crabby.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ruddski  Glad you two have so much time to devote to your gal Myrna.  I have never walked any of my cats on a leash.  How déclassé.  However, I have been known to put on Miss U as a lovely scarf.  The two of us looked simply divine.  Yes, she is a ped Burmese with the most elegant brown coat and beautiful face.

ruddski
ruddski

@ScottsMerkin

Well one thing is evident from her response to my urgent news about a detestable bunch and a sought-after piece of baby-abusing human filth - her concern for children and child abuse is as much a poseur act as her intellectual posturing.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

Myrna, who endearingly refers to herself in the third person, reminds more of Jane Hudson, but with more vodka and cats.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@ruddski  well she wasnt carrying a purse and the cat was wearing one of those monkey backpacks with a leash that you let a little kid wear so he wont run off

ruddski
ruddski

@ScottsMerkin

Did she wobble and weave, and look like an octogenarian Sophia Loren? Then it was Myrna, especially if she was heaving hairballs. Those are probably some damn clean cats.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@doublecheese @TheCredibleHulk  

I can't believe that we are viewing the same photos. The story told by these images is hardly ambiguous - these animals have been neglected, to the point of death for one of these poor creatures. Starved. To. Death.

It's not like there is one old, mangy horse that is the exception to the rule and the rest are just fine. They are - Starving. To. Death.

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkisok

local know-it-alls with their heads up their asses

Have you priced colonoscopies lately? Your recognition of thrift is quite a compliment.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ScottsMerkin


Race baiting? Oh please, the truth fucking hurts doesn't it?



ruddski
ruddski

@ScottsMerkin

I don't think the poor guy could even be qualified as a "race-baiter". That suggests a level of intellect I've not seen demonstrated yet. He needs troll lessons.

ruddski
ruddski

@mcdallas

Question is, which delivers the most devastating slap, Myrna or tdkisok?

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkiosk

If you can't see the relationship between low-income/low-skill legal immigrant groups and the effect of black-market labor on those Americans, you really should either

A) Avoid commenting on the issue, or

B) Avoid commenting on the issue.

And yes, for four years, I helped build (and re-build) Malibu in the mid-80's, as a crew supervisor who hired at least ten illegals a day.

And, I'm a white guy, a redneck republican who will say lots of shit about the issue of how paying black-market wages of $5/hr tax-free is damaging to legal American immigrants competing for those very same jobs.

Do you have any questions of someone who knows a lot about the issue, or do you just want to use this forum to display your ignorance?

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ruddski  


Jesus, you change the subject like a mutha. You were talking about "poor" immigrants ya dipshit. Not laws. And "Labor Black Market"? LOL  Talk to those White guys who hire illegals under the table. They are breaking laws too.......but they are redneck Republicans so you will not say shit about that........will ya?


ruddski
ruddski

@tdkiosk

Please explain how corruption of immigration laws resulting in tens of millions of illegal immigrants and the resulting labor black market helps legal immigrants.

Your friend Myrna gave up, it was too hard a question.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ruddski  


Once again you show your stupidity. Most immigrants who came to America and continue to do so were/are poor.  Do a little reading about the history of America. 

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