I honestly can’t remember if I’ve blogged about this before or not, so if I have I sincerely apologize. Someone emailed this to me and I find the fact that it’s still up on a website and meant to be something funny quite disturbing.
This is featured on icanhascheezburger.com (and probably other humor based sites as well). Aside from the potential injuries to the flipped horse and the less than ideal condition the rest of them are kept in, the fact that people find this funny is disturbing. It just demonstrates that people who don’t know horses (and have no compassion for animals) shouldn’t be allowed near them. Anyone who finds this funny clearly has no idea the kind of trauma that horse likely sustained from the fall alone – not to mention what was going on that caused him to try to jump over that fence.
Hmm let’s see
- damage to front legs (broken bones, pulled muscles, damage to tendons)
-injury to shoulders
-potential for broken/fractured vertebrae
The list really goes on depending on how the horse landed – whether or not it hit its head, etc.
If I remember correctly, this facility might be some sort of holding facility for slaughterhouses. I could be wrong, but it would certainly account for the nontraditional stabling. On the other hand, the horses look to be in fairly good health – well, weight at least, which certainly isn’t always the case for horses on their way to the dinner plate.
Dear non-horse people:
Horse falls down goes boom does not equal funny. Stick to people falling down – at least if they hurt themselves it’s their own stupid fault and they likely deserved it. Not so the case for this poor horse. Whatever those men were doing made him need to escape badly enough to try to jump a fence that typically kept him in one spot, didn’t you wonder why the horse would try to jump it?
Good gawd our society is fuzzy bunnied (new swear word, go with it). Seriously, it’s a concern.