I must say it is a bit disconcerting that there has been no word from ED.
Even it ED cannot divulge detailed info a "hi...I'm still here and working on this and cannot discuss it"...would be very good to hear so for many who have spend so much time coming forward on this thread.
It will be interesting to see the Stallion issues of various magazines - they start coming out soon. Wonder if GFF will be advertising the stallions with some attractive backgrounds and not in the lousy set up they have now. Or maybe she could throw in a few shots of her "processing lab" (the pix that started this thread!
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JB was tagged in a pic on FB of a 2010 filly from Virginia Tech just now and in the comments someone said they are looking to breed to Redwine. Might want to warn that person if someone is able to comment on it. I would but I can't for some reason.
When someone steps up to "lead" a battle and then they retreat (for whatever reason), no point in bitching about it.
The many, many of those who have been irrevocably harmed must take the lead, connect and step up to the plate themselves if they want to see justice done for themselves and prevent others from the ruse.
Clearly it is easier and less time consuming for a leader like ED offered to "do it". But in the end, if they bail, those who have been harmed must coalesce to end the sham and shame in the breeding industry.
If the harmed go to sleep on this, start feeling " It's too much trouble"...then nothing changes. The beat will go on.
Venting is one thing. It can help one who has been harmed feel better for coming out secrecy about this "big name, big owner".
Doing nothing beyond that -- as in true litigation as a group that has been harmed - is only a vent. ,and that accomplishes nothing.
Hope all who poured out their experience find a way to buddy up and make this happen.
Last edited by sid; Oct. 18, 2012 at 06:56 PM.
@coth44: Yep, I went to VT and was in animal science there, so I'm on FB and that's when I read the post, went here to check other stuff and read about this horrid mess (I've been living under a rock apparently and haven't been on the forums in a long time). The guy who posted was a grad student who was doing rearch at the MARE center when I did undergrad research there. I'm also going to send a note to my old prof who heads up the program now to just see what's gng on from their side
And the wise, Jack Daniels drinking, slow-truck-driving, veteran TB handler who took "no shit from no hoss Miss L, y'hear," said: "She aint wrapped too tight."
I am neither a breeder nor a hunter, nor a warmblood person, at that (apologetic eyes at my mare). But I know two people personally who have had difficult enough experiences with this farm and its owner to make me curious, although since the experiences are not mine, I do not have the right to talk about them in-depth. So the other night in my downtime, I spent some on GFF's site, going through Redwine's offspring, since we have two on the barn I am at. Only to find that a photo my friend took of one of this year's foals was used on her page without permission. A bit of a bummer, since my friend takes her photos relatively seriously. I emailed JB to let her know she had violated a copyright...
Thought, after making it through 51 pages of this before giving up, that many of you would find it amusing that she replied asking me if I was insane.
If so, you might want to tell them to edit their ad. She is by Redwine, not out of. If they have taken her to an inspection, they may want to update that too. The Oldenburg NA tour is done for the year, so she will have to wait until next year now. Cute filly!