Could be something. Could be nothing.
I don't know. All I am saying is there is MORE to this story than just saving the horses and too much appears to be conveniently staged.
If I am wrong I will be the FIRST to admit it.
Bad rescues, irresponsible rescues, rescues with agendas other than the horses create problems for the many many GREAT rescues out there and this year I think we are going to truly be in great need.
Everytime a bad rescue, a case is over turned or something along that line, donations drop off for credible rescues and people quit caring.
The rescue around Edmonton, Alberta...Dale Huber and Axel (can't remember his name) was properly coordinated, horses moved in a correct manner and they tried to keep them in their groups..even though there were DEAD horses, and bunnies chickens etc on the property and there were 101 Arabians. They documented (ASPCA) and worked with other groups. When they moved the horses the feed was ready for them...they had already run tests on horses to make sure they were at least healthy enough to be moved and also they were not transporting disease or lice to the new facility. They took their time moving them...even though the two men were not very nice about the whole thing.
They garnered a lot of respect from the community, the media and there was no hoopla like this one where the A/C rep and county AUDITOR (non horse person) went after air time with their dog and pony show....AND the D.E.A. for what ever reason was involved. That is not open to dispute.
I am saying poorly operated rescues can cause death to animals (Robin Vess case) can transfer highly communicable diseases i.e. strangles (Tom Williamson case with TB's from Ramona Ca) and many other issues.
As a very long time probation and apprehension officer, juvenile department (retired) one gets a shoulder shudder when they "smell" something isn't correct. Having worked on this since the Rex Ellison case in California (owner of Swaps Kentucky Derby Winner) to present..one does get a sense from the immediate urgency and how it is carried out. Also press releases ALREADY prepared and distributed to the media by the DEA and not the rescue are a red flag.