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Horses abandonned in mountains - Rescue in progress in Canada

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  • Just saw this amazing story. And the skunk who did this is a lawyer?

    And then after all that he wanted the horses given back to him? http://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2...d-in-snow-can/

    Thanks, laserRob, for updating this story. Being away from the COH boards for a long time, I missed it when it was happening.

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    • The movie aired last week in Canada.

      Review:

      http://thevalleysentinel.com/2012/12...es-of-mcbride/

      The actual movie (freebie).......online (87:19):

      http://omovietheater.blogspot.com/20...ride-2012.html

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      • Saw the movie on TV last week, couldn't get my head around the fact that it was a true story! How amazing were those people going out to dig an enormous trench for the two horses to get down from the mountain!

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        • Just watched the movie online. A little melodramatic but what movie isn't. Awesome story though. I had forgotten about this. Glad it was updated.

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          • Falling Star Ranch has maintained an update page for Belle & Sundance

            On a joint submission, he received a $1,000 fine, a $150 victim fine surcharge, has to pay restitution to the B.C. SPCA in the amount of $5,910.16, received a prohibition against possessing any animals for two years (in B.C. only), a probation order for the period of 12 months, and a counselling term because of his behaviour. He further has to deliver a copy of his probation order to the nearest SPCA in Edmonton and to the provincial SPCA office in Alberta so that the authorities are alerted, and purchase advertisement in two issues of the local paper in order to publish his statement which was read in court today. The proceedings on the two criminal code offences were stayed (causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal and cruelty to animals).
            Incredibly, Edmonton lawyer Frank Mackay, was not charged with restitution for the actual costs of rescuing the horses.

            This extraordinary individual then went on to contest the probation & counselling order - wasting yet more BC tax payers money!
            In early February, a provincial Supreme Court judge in Prince George overturned the probation order including the counselling term.

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            • Is this the guy? Name, occupation, age all match.

              What a jackass.

              http://www.camllp.com/lawyers/frank-mackay/

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              • Originally posted by sixteentwo View Post
                Saw the movie on TV last week, couldn't get my head around the fact that it was a true story! How amazing were those people going out to dig an enormous trench for the two horses to get down from the mountain!
                It was actually 4 years ago today they were lead to safety.

                Falling Star Rescue has reposted pictures:

                https://www.facebook.com/pages/Falli...h/176137116425

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                • Originally posted by Alice View Post
                  Is this the guy? Name, occupation, age all match.

                  What a jackass.

                  http://www.camllp.com/lawyers/frank-mackay/
                  That's an understatement! The Dbag actually wanted his horses back!

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                    I just started watching the movie I pvr'd last week. That s twice they come and see the horses and they have not brought food??? blankets but no food??? come on, how stupid is that??? I don't think I will last through the movie if it is that dumb!

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                    • Originally posted by FalseImpression View Post
                      I just started watching the movie I pvr'd last week. That s twice they come and see the horses and they have not brought food??? blankets but no food??? come on, how stupid is that??? I don't think I will last through the movie if it is that dumb!
                      If you look at the photos on the Falling Star Ranch page, there were always several bales of hay stockpiled after horses were discovered

                      Must admit I did NOT watch the movie

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                      • The movie strayed away from the truth in parts. I don't now why they could not name the horses correctly, Bella and Sundance, especially as it was a true story. They could have attempted to get the blankets the right colour since it was all on line. Also, I don't know (does anybody) if the part about saving the ranch was true, or the Olympic rider's intervention. It was enough of a unique tale they did not need to add or take away any real facts.

                        But tell me you didn't have a tear in your eye when the marvellous reinforcements arrived in the shape of the snowmobilers, who are the true heroes of the story.
                        Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                        • Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                          But tell me you didn't have a tear in your eye when the marvellous reinforcements arrived in the shape of the snowmobilers, who are the true heroes of the story.
                          I followed the story on a snow forum back when it was happening.

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                          • Some of you may enjoy a song written about the rescue:

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjlrL...layer_embedded

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                            • That was so good, and in the sidebar is a good slideshow of the huge job the volunteers did to get the horses to the trailers.

                              The lawyer who owned the horses did not end up geting his horses back and he had a lot of condidions to his conviction. The horses ended up in good homes, so eventually, all is well. The story is on an extensive webpage, and worth getting goosebumps over.

                              The movie (as usually happens) seemed to have been elaborted somewhat, when the story did not need any more enhancing. What an amazing bunch of snowmobilers and helpers ... a true Christmas story.
                              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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