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Horse falls upside down into mechanic’s pit

In Lublin, Poland, a 30-year-old horse fell upside down into a mechanic’s pit in her owner’s garage this week while searching for potatoes to eat. Baska, the mare, followed her nose into the garage and when she stepped on the wooden planks covering the pit, the wood broke and down tumbled Baska – on her back.

According to the Daily Mail, Baska’s 75-year-old owner, Jan Adamiak heard “heartbreaking” neighs coming from the garage and when he went to investigate was shocked to find his beloved mare stuck so tightly she could barely move.

“She was screaming so loudly and desperately that my heart was tearing apart,” Adamiak stated.

The local fire department and neighbors quickly came over to help. They arranged ropes underneath her in order to pull her out and poured water over her body to make it easier for her to be maneuver while lifted out of the tight space. When she is finally safe, the lucky mare only suffered minor injuries to her side.

 

When interviewed, Adamiak was ecstatic and relieved telling everyone his horse was making a full recovery and seemed to have let her harrowing experience fall quietly into her past. As usual, Baska was roaming the yard looking for food. (Stay away from those potatoes girl!)

(Photos of horse that fell upside down via screenshots from Cen via DM)

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Update #2: Thurston horse accidentally severed own tongue

In Yelm, Washington, authorities have been investigating whether a Thurston’s horse’s tongue was severed in an accident or if it had been intentionally cut out. The horse named Annie had to be humanely euthanized since she was not able to drink or eat.

The initial necropsy report posted two days later on the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department Facebook stated a forensic veterinarian determined Annie’s preliminary results indicated intentional trauma – someone cut out her tongue on purpose. In another update, according to the organization’s Facebook page, Annie accidentally cut her tongue herself:

“Update on Annie: several veterinarians looked at the injury to her tongue and a necropsy was performed. This was a first for all of the vets and for the Sheriff’s Office. After considerable deliberation and several expert opinions, this injury is determined to be an accident. Annie was not maliciously assaulted.”

Annie had been an extremely friendly horse and would approach anyone. Annie’s owner found the horse in her backyard without her tongue; which had been found nearby. Rest in peace sweet horse.

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Horse found with tongue cut out euthanized

In Yelm, Washington, authorities are investigating whether a horse’s tongue was severed in an accident or if it had been intentionally cut out. On Wednesday, the horse named Annie was humanely euthanized since she was not able to drink or eat.

According to Fox News, Annie had been an extremely friendly horse and would approach anyone. On Tuesday, Annie’s owner found the horse in her backyard without her tongue. As of Wednesday, it was inconclusive if the horse had been mutilated on purpose or yanked out accidentally in a deliberate act. Thurston County sheriff’s deputies stated it would have taken three or four people to hold her down. A necrospy to determine the exact cause is expected to be available on Thursday.

Deputies described another case of animal abuse nearby recently that causes concern the cases may be connected. A still alive, emaciated sheep was discovered stuffed into two plastic garbage bags. No suspects were ever found.

Rewards to $3,000 have been offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) involved in this horrific case of possible animal abuse. Contact nastanc@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360.584.5560. You can also call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or www.P3Tips.com.

Rest in peace Annie.

(Photo of horse with her tongue cut out via Thurston County Sheriff’s Department)

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Good Samaritans lead spooked horse on highway to safety

In Houston, Texas, a spooked horse running down a busy highway on Monday was brought to safety by good Samaritans. While we all love horses and love to brag about their intelligence, these beautiful creatures are prey animals – thus the flight instinct that can get any equine in danger- especially on a busy city thoroughfare.

And as the story goes, according to the original video recorded by Stephania Lipp and her partner Jesse Mattison, the saddled mare spooked after her owner dismounted. When Stephania and her family merged onto Highway 69, they spotted the horse running along the freeway. A woman driving in another vehicle was able to grab the horse’s reins out of the passenger window and lead her off the highway.

“They just saved the horse’s life,” Mattison stated in the video.

The couple followed the vehicle that rescued the horse and spotted the owner of the horse speaking with police. The mare had been spooked by an apparent street noise and escaped from her handler.

(Photo of spooked horse running down highway freeze shot via Stephania Lipp video)

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Groundbreaking lawsuit to allow animals the legal right to sue their owners

In a groundbreaking lawsuit in Hillsboro, Oregon, Justice the horse is a party to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday against his former owner, for the costs of his medical care including his pain and suffering. According to animal advocacy group, Animal Legal Defense Fund, this case would be the first to allow animals the legal right to sue their owners in court.

“Horses, like Justice, are intelligent animals with the capacity for rich emotional lives. Oregon law already recognizes Justice’s right to be free from cruelty – this lawsuit simply expands the remedies available when abusers violate animals’ ‘legal rights,'” explains Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells.

When Justice was rescued, the Quarterhorse and Appaloosa stallion had been starved and suffered from frostbite, lice and rain rot. Because of the extreme neglect, the horse has been permanently physically and psychologically scarred requiring specialized care for the rest of his life.  The horse’s abuser, Gwendolyn Vercher, pleaded guilty to animal neglect in 2017 and agreed to pay restitution for the cost of the horse’s care prior to July 6, 2017. The lawsuit seeks damages from that day forward, and the funds would be placed in a trust to pay for Justice’s ongoing care.

Justice remains in training at Sound Equine Options, an Oregon non-profit horse rescue, and his medical needs including a prolapsed penis remain a barrier for him finding a permanent home as well as the continuing costs of his care. The Oregon Supreme Court has recognized that animals should be considered individual “victims” in animal cruelty cases, however they are still classified as property.

Read the complaint here.

JUSTICE, an American Quarter Horse, by
and through his Guardian, Kim Mosiman,
Plaintiff,
v.
GWENDOLYN VERCHER,
Defendant.

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Havasupai Tribe convict 3 in animal cruelty cases for abuse of horses

The Havasupai Tribe report they have convicted three people in animal cruelty cases for the abuse of horses. More than 20,000 people annually visit the Havasu Canyon; part of the Grand Canyon in Arizona which belongs to the Havasupai tribe. For years animal advocates have complained about the mistreatment of many of the hundreds of  horses, burros and mules used to carry heavy loads up and down the canyon every day. The treatment of these animals has been abusive and cruel. The tribal court promised to make animal cruelty offenses a top priority.

According to the AZDailySun, two more individuals face charges of animal cruelty filed in the past month. Viral photos of a horse collapsing and being kicked in the face by his owners led to an investigation, however the horse’s physical condition has yet to be confirmed. A post on the Facebook page dated April 24 on Save Havasupai Horses stated:

“Today SAVE received word that the animal in our post who collapsed and was kicked in the head has been found and is alive, however, NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING AND HE HAS NOT RECEIVED VET CARE.

WE ARE OUTRAGED.”

Two years ago, the abusive treatment of pack animals including horses, mules and donkeys, primarily owned by tribal members, brought worldwide outrage and hundreds of calls to increase regulations and humane treatment for the hiking companies using these animals. When the tribe began to score horses based on the Henneke Body Scoring System, horses were required to meet a health standard before they could be used as pack animals on the Grand Canyon trails.

When a A series of photos, posted on the SAVE Havasupai Horses Facebook gained viral attention last month, people were again outraged by the lack of regulations concerning the humane care of these horses.

“SAVE received the following photos this afternoon, from a group of hikers who were in Havasu Canyon YESTERDAY, 4/19/18. After the horse collapsed, the owner tried getting it up to its feet. When that failed, HE BEGAN KICKING THE ANIMAL IN THE FACE.”

“A common rebuttal to our posts showing the abuse to Havasupai pack animals is that these are singular “isolated incidents” and “not the norm.” We’ve never denied that there are good wranglers/packers in Supai who treat their animals well and care for them. The amount of photos, videos and tourists’ testimony proving that this abuse is much more common than a few “isolated incidents.” however is astounding.”

Tribal Chairman Don Watahomigie assures the community they are prosecuting individuals suspected of abusing the horses, however horses are still in terrible condition which has continued for “as long as anyone can remember,” according to animal advocacy groups. The Arizona Equine Rescue Organization encourages tourists to carefully investigate the tour groups before signing up.

In a previous animal cruelty conviction in October 2017, Cecil Watahomigie, in a plea deal, only served six-months probation and reportedly was able to keep the horse he severely abused. According to AZCentral, Watahomigie had been charged in both tribal and U.S. courts for animal abuse involving his emaciated pack horse as well as intoxication. Animal advocates were outraged and had demanded the tribal court stop him from doing business with pack animals.

To help:

Please help us by contacting the following organizations/individuals and demanding that they take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of all Havasupai pack animals. This abuse has been allowed to happen for TOO LONG.

Laura Naranjo, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) District III Office, Special Agent in Charge
email: Laura.naranjo@bia.gov.

Abbie Fink, the tribe’s Public Relations Representative
602-957-8881 — afink@hmapr.com

Scott Cundy at Wildland Trekking -large outfitter who uses these animals and has influence: 1- 800-715-4453 scott@wildlandtrekking.com

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Horse repeatedly kicked by owner after collapsing in Havasu Fall hike

A group of hikers on a tour in Havasu Canyon witnessed a horse repeatedly kicked after it collapsed on a trail on Thursday. The owner tried getting the horse back on its feet – still burden laden, and when that didn’t work, is alleged to have kicked the horse in the face.

More than 20,000 people annually visit this remote part of the Grand Canyon in Arizona which belongs to the Havasupai tribe. For years animal advocates have complained about the mistreatment of many of the hundreds of  horses, burros and mules used to carry heavy loads up and down the canyon every day. The treatment of these animals is abusive and cruel.

A series of photos, posted on the SAVE Havasupai Horses Facebook have been gaining viral attention. Under the photos the following comments were added to the already disturbing images.

“SAVE received the following photos this afternoon, from a group of hikers who were in Havasu Canyon YESTERDAY, 4/19/18. After the horse collapsed, the owner tried getting it up to its feet. When that failed, HE BEGAN KICKING THE ANIMAL IN THE FACE.”

Susan Ash, SAVE Foundation founder had the following to add:

“A common rebuttal to our posts showing the abuse to Havasupai pack animals is that these are singular “isolated incidents” and “not the norm.” We’ve never denied that there are good wranglers/packers in Supai who treat their animals well and care for them. The amount of photos, videos and tourists’ testimony proving that this abuse is much more common than a few “isolated incidents.” however is astounding.”

The person who witnessed this terrible scene and took the photos is filing a complaint with the BIA.

To learn more and how you can help, please click here.

“Please see  website havasupaihorses.org and then call the BIA. The governor of Arizona. Legislators. And keep calling. Tell every single person you know.”

(Photos of horses in Havasu Falls hike via Facebook)

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Owner of Mokai Lounge buys horse led into bar to give her loving home

An asinine stunt at the Mokai Lounge in Miami Beach on March 9, when a scantily clad dancer was led into the crowded and noisy lounge riding a frightened white mare led around by a rope, almost cost the owner the revocation of his club license.  City Manager Jimmy Morales had some stiff penalties for Roman Jones, who was charged with animal cruelty and a threat to public safety. A video of the horse panicking, slipping on the dance floor and bucking the woman off went viral.

Roman paid some heavy fines, but was allowed to reopen on Wednesday evening. According to the Statement from Miami Beach Manager Jimmy Morales the club paid $12,150 in code violations to the city and donated $10,000 to a horse rescue charity. Only service animals will be allowed in the club.

But now there’s more, and after numerous apologies and admitting full responsibility for the dangerous deed to both the horse and patrons, Jones stated he couldn’t forget about the little white mare and how this terrible experience would have affected her. And so on the club owner’s Instagram page, he told the world  on Wednesday he bought the white horse and renamed her Hope.

“…I bought Hope the horse. I’m very sorry for what happened at Mokai and I take full responsibility, regardless of whose idea it was. In order to make amends to the horse directly, I purchased her and am boarding her at a private barn with other horses where she could be loved, bathed, dewormed, well fed and looked over by a vet. She will live out her days happily, and hopefully helping children with therapeutic interaction as she loves children.

Roman Jones added:

“She has been renamed Hope for a new beginning and a happy life in a peaceful environment. Hope is a very special horse, she is a small Arab cross and has one blue eye. I will update my Instagram with more photos and videos in the weeks to come. I thank my friends for accepting my apologies and remorse, and I appreciate the special people that expressed care, compassion and support.”

(Photos via Roman Jones’ Instagram)

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Miami Beach nightclub set to reopen after costly horse stunt

There will be no more horses in the Mokai Lounge in Miami Beach. The club is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday after photos and a video of a scantily clad dancer fell off of a panicky white horse being led around in the lounge by a rope. A man tried to calm the animal after he slipped and bucked the dancer off of his back.

The stunt has proven  to be quite expensive for the club. According to the Statement from Miami Beach Manager Jimmy Morales the club will pay $12,150 in code violations to the city and donate $10,000 to a horse rescue charity. Only service animals will be allowed in the club. If any unauthorized animal is ever used in the club again, Morales will revoke the club’s license permanently.

“We take very seriously what transpired in that club, and we wanted to structure an arrangement that would likely ensure that such improper conduct would never happen again at this business.”

On Monday, a hearing at city hall had been joined by Mokai Lounge employees wearing orange shirts that read “Save Our Jobs.” The incident which occurred on March 8 led to the revocation of the club’s license because of animal cruelty violations and public safety hazards.

Roman Jones, the owner of the club stated the white horse in his lounge stunt was not his idea and suspended his marketing director without pay the next day.

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Outrage as South Beach dancer rides scared horse inside nightclub

What in the world was someone thinking when they brought a horse into a South Beach, Florida nightclub as the music blared and an exotic dancer tried to ride the scared equine through the crowd?

The disturbing scene occurred at the Mokai Lounge on Thursday evening, after a scantily clad dancer fell off the panicky horse being led around by a rope.  A man tried to calm the animal; a video of the debacle outraged animal advocates. Instagram follower Sofia Jaramillo wrote:

“Disgusting. No words to describe what I feel when I watch this. I hope they get what they deserve.”

Christina Mignon Pino posted the video and photos to Facebook encouraging followers to share:

“PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO TAG, SHARE AND REPOST, it is important WE ARE THEIR VOICE!!!Last night @mokaiofficial (owned by @theromanjones) decided a nightclub was an appropriate place for a horse (we just found out this isn’t the first time AND that this horse was also @kikiontheriver on Sunday!!!! This is OUTRAGEOUS and nothing short of animal abuse! You can clearly see how scared this horse is and even falls (btw do you know if horses break a leg, they are usually euthanized?!?). Not only is this extremely dangerous for the horse, it is extremely dangerous for the people around the horse as well. So stupid on so many levels. WE CANNOT ALLOW THESE THINGS TO KEEP HAPPENING!! SHAME ON YOU MOKAI!!”

Check out the video at this link.

There has been no shortage of shaming aimed at the Mokai Lounge for even allowing this to happen. The club continues to delete all critical statements from their social media page. Witnesses and onlookers reported this to the Miami Police who posted early Friday morning confirming an investigation has been started:

“Last night MBPD was made aware of this incident at Mokai. We are very concerned over the allegations. As such, we have launched a joint investigation with Code Enforcement.”

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