There's a few FOB's that are obsessed with craigslist. If a cheaper of free horse is put on there they email and "warn" them about the evils of slaughter and how sneaky kill buyers are waiting on these horses.....because God knows that with the prices of horses and prices of fuel, all the kill buyers are cruising craigslist and scouring the country side putting on a big act to take poor little "Buttercup" from his loving owners straight to the killers.....he's worth so much damn money ya know....And there certainly aren't enough unwanted horses floating around by the hundreds in the auction houses
Anyway....every now and then the FOB's receive an email back that just makes me smile. I'm going to share this one from a gal who put a free horse on craigslist......
"Excuse me, but who are you to tell me what to do with my horse I paid money for? You need to keep your nose in your own business. I have three other mares that I rescued from the blm who are just fine. She will be going only to an approved home where she will be loved. Please, for future reference, keep out of peoples business from now on. I am not your charity case to try and save, and niether is my mare".
Gotta love it........but here is where the lowness comes in......instead of leaving this person alone, they have decided that this person should not own a horse. Here is what their trying to pull off.....
"I wonder if this lady is interested in providing her last name or the horse's brand number so that I can call Jason at 3-Strikes and he can get a hold of Sally in D.C. with the BLM and have the lady blacklisted from adopting any MORE BLM Mustangs from the BLM. She said this is not the only Mustang that she has, and I dont feel that she really needs to have any more. Clearly stating she's not working with the horse, so off the ships it to someone else who will either slaughter it or send it on down the line from home to home."
"You could try emailing her and ask her for the BLM ID. She is likely to tell you the same thing but worth a try. I am hoping my email scared her a lttle. I just found another 2 BLM mustangs for sale near me for $100 each and I emailed that person also."
"you could try approaching her as a potential adopter and ask for the info"
"I think I'll email her. Since you can find out a lot about the horse's history by their brand, it would make sense that I'd want to know as much of the history as possible if I were a potential adopter. I wish that horse was closer because I'd go get it and go pay a visit to Jason. I hate it when people go adopt a horse from the BLM and then just become irresponsible about it and pawn it off on someone else."
Nice ain't it
First, what the FOB's are doing is called SPAM and it's ILLEGAL. But the FOB's are on a high pedestal (in their own minds) so it makes it ok......
Yes, this lady has been warned that she is being discussed on an internet forum and these good people have decided to play judge and jury......this kind of stuff makes me want to poke my eyes out.
On a happier note, I did join ICERS forum. They are anti slaughter but have a pretty good grip on reality. I wasn't met with "open" arms......but aside from a few FOB's melting down and coming over to try to run me off they have been very accepting of allowing me my opinions even though they know where I stand on the slaughter issue.
There are so many more woes in the horse world right now that have nothing to do with slaughter. They deal primarily in calling out the bad rescues that are scamming people out of money and warning others.
Oh, and check this out.....a while back the Board Nazi, Alex banned everyone that actively posted in ICERS. Imagine that...LOL. The little man just can't seem to handle reality :) He even banned people that are very active in helping in the rescue community (legitimate rescues that is.....). Ah, what an ego this man has......
Until next time!