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32 mini's rescued from vet in Mass

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    32 mini's rescued from vet in Mass

    This slime used to be my neighbor. He is a vet. He also supposedly kept a herd of EIA carriers for research purposes years ago - I always figured he was getting grant money with not much "research" going on. Years ago he was known for hiring vet students right out of school and not paying them. He's a loon. These mini's could be seen form the road and for several years have been in poor shape despite being turned out on pasture. I guess maybe his new research was seeing how many worms it would take to kill a mini.: rolleyes:
    Last edited by sketcher; Mar. 11, 2012, 11:11 AM.

    I hope he gets charged and prosecuted and not just a slap on the wrist after relinquishing ownership.

    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


      The punishment should be even more severe when it's a vet that does this.


        This trainwreck has been coming for awhile.
        "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

        ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


          So, is there a possibility he could lose his vet license? He should.
          Off Topic Discussion about Life, Interests & Politics


            You jump in the saddle,
            Hold onto the bridle!
            Jump in the line!


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              He's pretty slippery. One article indicated he avoided criminal charges by agreeing to turn over the animals. How do you like that? He only agrees to turn them over to avoid prosecution after years of neglect and now they are trying to raise money to care for the mess he made. Sickening. I hope there is at least some civil action against him. He should have plenty of money.

              Someone posted a comment at the end of one of the articles saying he was 86 and maybe there were reasons but I can assure you, this guy has been an A-rated you-know-what for decades. I would not have one drop of pity if his 86 year old fanny ended up in jail. Of course it won't but I can dream.


                Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                One article indicated he avoided criminal charges by agreeing to turn over the animals.

                Unfortunately that is how most jurisdictions handle these situations.
                They want to avoid having to financially and physically care for the animals.

                In most cases we see new horses popping up on the abuser's property shortly there after again and the whole story repeats itself.

                Jingles for those cuties' speedy recovery.
                \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                  I just heard about this over the weekend. What a monster.
                  What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


                    Originally posted by LauraKY View Post
                    So, is there a possibility he could lose his vet license? He should.
                    I really hope so


                      Sketcher is right, this isn't age related unless he had age related problems for decades. He was on everyone's radar since I was a kid and I'm middle aged for heaven's sake.
                      And we've known about him here and I'm a state away.
                      Nobody did anything.
                      You jump in the saddle,
                      Hold onto the bridle!
                      Jump in the line!


                        That's a lot of Minis with parasites. Glad to know they are now with humans who care.



                          How do you starve a mini? They hardly need anything!! But I guess, with 32 of them and worms it's a bit easier.

                          I wonder if they are looking for homes for the minis? We got one this past fall and could take another.....keeping two minis off my summer pasture will be easier than just keeping one off....


                            Just a quick question, why no mention of the owners name in the newspaper article? It's all true that he owned the neglected animals and then he relinquished ownership. I, for one would like to know which vet I should avoid.
                            R.I.P. my sweet boy Tristan
                            36 years old, but I was hoping you'd live forever