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Oklahoma Horses Killed & Hurt in Tornado 150 reported equine deaths

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  • Oklahoma Horses Killed & Hurt in Tornado 150 reported equine deaths

    http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/


    As of 5/24/13 equine death toll now reported at 150.

    Prayers for all struggling through this catastrophic event.
    Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 24, 2013, 06:11 PM. Reason: title change
    "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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    Originally posted by ThisTooShallPass View Post
    Ok, what? Life stream of horses being killed by the storm?

    Interesting.

    Not that I am out to watch it, but interesting.

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    • #3
      Been watching. Lots of horses killed, lots of horse hurt. I heard the name "Dr. Orr" mentioned. I think he was the owner of the horses.

      Looking for more information and updates.
      The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .

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      • #4
        I don't want to watch horses being hurt or killed, but CNN just showed three horses standing amidst a ton of damage near a leveled barn. You couldn't even tell it was a barn.

        Unfortunately two schools full of children were also leveled.

        Prayers up for humans and animals alike.

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        • #5
          I heard the name "Moore Farm" mentioned. 75-100 horses killed.
          Ride like you mean it.

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            #6
            ALAGIRL, this is a very serious situation, stop trying to turn it into a train wreck right up front! Shame on you.

            Horses are dead, horses are seriously hurt, some enough they shall have to be put down.

            The video was live streaming the utter destruction of the farm & vicinity. The farm owner stated employees are all okay, but the horses...it is devistating.
            "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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            • #7
              Heard on one station that over 75 horses were killed and more will have to be put down. The farm they say is Orr (or maybe Moore?) family farm.
              Horrible as that is Im more worried about the two schools destroyed with children in them
              Please support S. 1406 to amend the Horse Protection Act and Prevent all Soring Tactics to the Tennessee Walking horse!
              https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/s1406

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                #8
                JINGLES: 15 children trapped under school derbris.
                "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                • #9
                  CNN had a shot of a stable and two horses were being held on leads. It was in the distance, but both horses were standing with a rear leg held well up off the ground. Very scary and sad.

                  The news focus switched to a very disturbing account of kids in an elementary school -- hope they are okay.
                  "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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                    #10
                    http://www.orrfamilyfarm.com/ Assuming it is this horse farm.
                    "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                      #11
                      Live interview of a groom now.

                      Lando, an excercise rider, lived in barn. Lost everything.

                      This farm is literally leveled.

                      Okay, I have to sign off. Last lightening strike way too close! We have hail & all too. Heavy rain. Good turning cloud wall SW of us our country weather spotter says.


                      Take care everyone!
                      Last edited by ThisTooShallPass; May. 20, 2013, 08:46 PM. Reason: corrected spelling
                      "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                      • #12
                        OMG. A worker at the farm said that almost all the horses (80) died. It sounds/look like it was a race farm.
                        Last edited by Fergs; May. 20, 2013, 07:07 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Having been through an EF5 tornado that leveled my boarding barn 2 years ago my heart goes out to anyone in the tornado's path. The pictures are devistating but can't even begin to illustrate how bad it really is.

                          I can still remember the hopeless feeling of watching the horses struggle to live and get to safety. And the bleak mood of the survivors huddled together in belly deep water. We didn't have trailers, first aid equipment, or even halters.

                          *Jingles* for children, people, and horses...

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                          • #14
                            There saying 75 kids were in a school and so far 30 of them have been pulled out alive.
                            Please support S. 1406 to amend the Horse Protection Act and Prevent all Soring Tactics to the Tennessee Walking horse!
                            https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/s1406

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                            • #15
                              Prayers for all, especially the children!
                              In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.—Thomas Sowell, Is Thinking Obsolete?

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                              • #16
                                Since we are under a tornado watch right now, I'd like to ask if anyone knows which is best for your horses in these situations -- in the barn or out? Obviously, if the barn takes a direct hit, in the barn is terrible. But, I worry, too, about flying debris and just don't know which is higher risk. Southern Yankee, what do you think? In or out?

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                                • #17
                                  Thoughts and Prayers and Jingles & AO for All involved ~

                                  Sending thoughts

                                  and prayers

                                  and Jingles laced with strength

                                  for ALL involved ~ humans and their animals ~

                                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                  • #18
                                    Horrible! Horrible! Orr Family Farms is a wonderful place! Animals well cared for and a beautiful place for kids to learn about animal care. Seeing those horses obviously in distress and watching owners looking for their horses just rips at my heart. The Orrs are good people.

                                    Tears and much fear for the children trapped in the schools taking my breath away. Very, very bad memories. Too much. Too much. I'm done.

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                                    • #19
                                      God, I just can't imagine having the responsibilty for horses in a tornado. Bless you all who do.
                                      Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                                      • #20
                                        Prayers for everyone in Oklahoma. Just horrible

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