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Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California

Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California | Equestrian life | Scoop.it

Chris Herron, the rancher whose miniature horse Bojangles was killed two years ago by two wolf-dogs, said he hopes the $30,000 settlement he reached with the hybrids’ owner will persuade others to do a better job of keeping their animals penned up.

 

“People should take responsibility for their own animals,” Herron said in a phone interview Thursday, Jan. 3. Herron, 50, owns the Lake Mathews-area Bar H Ranch where the attack occurred April 15, 2011.

 

 


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Fran Jurga's curator insight, January 7, 2013 12:58 PM

Click on the headline to read the full story from California.

 

The media is overflowing with news about state and city policies and position statements on the "guilt by association" persecution of specific breeds of dogs, and wolf-dogs won't benefit from this news.

 

The point should be that the horse was killed, not that the dogs who killed it were a certain breed or that they were hybrids. What do you think?

 

 

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Re-Read: Why Lisa Couturier's "Dark Horse" and Long-form Writing Like It Are What We Need Now | Orion Magazine

Re-Read: Why Lisa Couturier's "Dark Horse" and Long-form Writing Like It Are What We Need Now | Orion Magazine | Equestrian life | Scoop.it
A disturbing look at the world of auctions and slaughter, where horses are flipped like real estate.

 

@FranJurga wrote: I wrote an absolutely inspired long-form blog post about the value of long-form writing in inspiring and informing us in this polarized age...and accidentally deleted it.

 

You probably wouldn't have had time to read it, anyway--which is exactly the point.

 

Find a time and a place to sit down and read something that inspires you. Chances are it won't be a soundbite or a blurb or an excerpt. It will be something like "Dark Horse", which won the Pushcart Prize for essay writing, by the way.

 

For me, it's Gary Smith articles in Sports Illustrated. His words make me swoon, but no less than brilliant articles by Bill Heller, Joe or Sean Clancy, Laura Hillenbrand, Pam Houston or Brough Scott have, as well.

 

Find that article that you ripped out of the paper or magazine, the one that you folded up and kept all these years. The one with words that said something to you and stayed with you, became part of you.

 

Share these treasures with others. Tweet links to them, share them on Facebook, +1 them on Google+.

 

Re-read where you've come from: Maybe these classics can come out of our pockets and move us forward out of these ruts where we've been stuck.

 

We've got to do something.

 

Remember when we used to spend time on Sundays reading those fat newspapers? It was a time and space we just devoted to browsing and reading and, in ways we didn't know then, learning what was going on in the world.

 

Now our worlds are narrow. We read what relates to us, we get news bites from networks that agree with us, we'd confuse celebrities with statesmen, if there were any statesmen left.

 

Check your pockets and see what you're carrying. Then sit down and remember why it's been there, all this time. Make a resolution to pull it out more often, and ask why you haven't added anything to that pocket lately.

 


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PETA charges Totilas owners with cruelty | Horse and Country TV

PETA charges Totilas owners with cruelty | Horse and Country TV | Equestrian life | Scoop.it
The animal rights campaign group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has filed cruelty charges against the owners of Totilas.

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Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California

Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California | Equestrian life | Scoop.it

Chris Herron, the rancher whose miniature horse Bojangles was killed two years ago by two wolf-dogs, said he hopes the $30,000 settlement he reached with the hybrids’ owner will persuade others to do a better job of keeping their animals penned up.

 

“People should take responsibility for their own animals,” Herron said in a phone interview Thursday, Jan. 3. Herron, 50, owns the Lake Mathews-area Bar H Ranch where the attack occurred April 15, 2011.

 

 


Via Fran Jurga
L.A. Pomeroy's insight:

Responsibility. Now there's a concept.

more...
Fran Jurga's curator insight, January 7, 2013 12:58 PM

Click on the headline to read the full story from California.

 

The media is overflowing with news about state and city policies and position statements on the "guilt by association" persecution of specific breeds of dogs, and wolf-dogs won't benefit from this news.

 

The point should be that the horse was killed, not that the dogs who killed it were a certain breed or that they were hybrids. What do you think?