Sunday, November 11, 2012

EUDORA, DESOTA COUNTY MS - MARSHALL BALLARD ALLOWED HIS 3 PIT BULLS TO KILL HIS 5-YEAR-OLD HORSE "MISTY" - IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD CHASED OR ATTACKED THE HORSES

Owner of the horse and dogs
MARSHALL BALLARD'S 3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED HIS 5-YEAR-OLD HORSE MISTY.  *****DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES BELIEVES THE HORSE COULD HAVE BEEN IN HEAT WHICH WOULD HAVE SET THE DOGS OFF***** BUT NEIGHBORS IN THE EUDORA COMMUNITY SAY IT'S NO EXCUSE BECAUSE THE DOGS HAD ALREADY PROVED THEY WERE VICIOUS

PIT NUTTER SPEAK:

*  I'VE NEVER HAD THEM ATTACK.

* NEVER HAD THEM TRY TO BITE ANYBODY.

* IT HAPPENED ONCE AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS AN ISOLATED EVENT.

* MY KIDS WOULD ROLL ON TOP OF MY PITS AND PLAY WITH THEM AND THEY'VE NEVER EVEN GROWLED AT THEM.

*  THEY WOULD OFTEN CHASE THE HORSES.

* THIS TIME MISTY GOT STUCK IN THE FENCE AND COULDN'T DEFEND HERSELF.

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!!!! MISTY WAS IN HEAT AND THAT'S WHAT MADE THE PITS DO IT !!!!

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IS IT JUST ME ? OR IS THE HORSE IN THE VIDEO VERY SKINNY???

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MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAYS - THIS CAN AND DOES HAPPEN REGARDLESS OF BREED. IT IS DIFFICULT TO OFFER ANY INSIGHT INTO WHAT LED TO THIS HAPPENING.

       WHAT PLANET DOES THIS WOMAN LIVE ON ??????


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As horse owner for 30+ years who has been involved in horse sports, training, teaching riding lessons, etc., I agree, the horse in the video is very thin, however it could also be very old. One "symptom" of old age in horses is often becoming a "hard keeper" and having extreme difficulties maintaining and gaining weight. This is something most humane organizations fail to understand and force owners with otherwise happy, healthy old (30-ish) horses to put them down. This would be akin to having to euthanize grandpa because he's frail.

The horse/pit owner would be criminally negligent in some states where it illegal to let dogs chase and harass livestock. One thing the average dog owner doesn't understand is that ANY dog can cause livestock to injure themselves, sometimes fatally, just by chasing it. I trial sheepdogs and an out of control sheepdog can send a lamb into a fence at, literally, breakneck speed.

Pits are just more effective at killing animals outright and not having to wait until the sheep, goat, cow or horse does themself in because of panic.

cazz

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Thanks for your insight as a horse expert. We weren't shown pictures of the injured or dead horse. I've seen videos of Pit Bulls attacking horses and "IT AIN'T PRETTY" the way one will bite into the horse's face and hang on and another will will bite into the other end and hang on and it goes on for a long time. HOW LONG DID THIS ATTACK GO ON? SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS SAID IT WENT ON AS THE MAN'S CHILDREN WERE WATCHING. There had to be other adults around with those children. Why didn't someone stop the attack -- or, could 3 Pit Bulls be stopped after they started an attack on the horse?

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

the pits were provoked by the horse being in heat? geeze. these fuckers will say anything to shift the blame

Anonymous said...

I did not intend to minimize the damage pits can do to another animal, but just to point out that allowing any dog to harass livestock is cruel and potentially deadly (sometimes to the dog).

I have a friend, a grandmother, who was thrown from her horse when a pit latched onto its neck when she'd ridden to the river for water. The horse managed to swing the dog loose, but it attacked again, this time biting it's abdomen and legs. The horse then did what horses do best and outran its attacker by bolting 5 miles back to the trailhead.

Fortunately, the rider wasn't badly hurt and was able go get contact info from the owner, before she had to walk all the way back to her trailer. The owner managed to sneak away before the sheriff arrived, and when AC went to the address provided they determined that the dog a that address was "too sweet" to be vicious.

I have fantasies involving these kinds of owners and packs of African Wild Dogs.

:)