This picture was posted on the front page of the Walking Horse Chat tonight. Click on the photo to view it in a larger format.
In case you don't know, the squid character is from an adults-only cartoon called Squidbillies. No, not that kind of adults-only cartoon. It's one shown on [adult swim] on Comedy Central late at night when the kiddies are supposed to be asleep. Think of it in the vein of Beavis and Butthead, Family Guy, and King of the Hill. The cartoon itself makes fun of rednecks and their attitudes, and the show is quite annoying but sometimes very truthful.
UPDATE 11/29/11: I'm now being told that people are saying that I have performed copyright infringement by posting this. But isn't it copyright infringement to use a copyrighted character from a nationally recognized television show in this manner?
I wish I could say I am completely and totally flabbergasted, but I'm not. Fact is, threats have been made to people against theirs, their children's, and their horses' lives when they stand up against soring, and that includes death threats. So implying this creature wants to "get" those who are against pads and chains doesn't seem all that surprising to me. But overall, we should be outraged for them treating us who want to see the law obeyed and horses saved like this. And really, THIS type of garbage is what is going to end this industry, and it's going to be a beautiful thing. And how embarrassing for them--this makes ALL OF YOU look like idiots. It is no wonder the TWH industry is the laughing stock of the horse industry. You don't see other breeds posting garbage like this. Shame on all of you for continuing to make our breed look like a farce. It's childish behavior like this that makes us work harder to end soring and stop you monsters from continuing to break the law and abuse animals for pleasure. You are ruining yourselves, and I'm happy to see you do it.
DON'T FORGET to write to the people in the below post to let them know we want to see a true end to soring!
"Today, Tennessee Walking Horses are known throughout the industry
as the breed that shows abused and tortured horses."
~ Jim Heird, Ph.D., Do Right By The Horse, February 2010
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
~ St. Francis of Assisi
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