I reblogged the latest in the Connecticut Vicious Horse Case. I posted about it last fall after I heard talks about it at Equine Affaire.
Conn Court: Are Horses Vicious? is well written and I couldn’t have made the points any better. Please take a moment to read and share.
This is truly a case where man is trying to impose his standards on an animal. Common sense has fled. Whether an animal is inherently vicious or not, we need to respect their character and take precautions. Even big , cuddly creatures can inadvertently cause injury.
The case began in 2006 when a boy tried to pet a horse named Scuppy at a Milford farm. The animal stuck his neck out from behind a fence and bit the child on his right cheek, ‘‘removing a large chunk of it,’’ according to court papers.
What I find interesting is that no one is blaming the parents for letting the child approach the strange horse. There were signs saying “Do Not Pet” etc.
This litigious society that we live in today really upsets me. No one accepts responsibility for their own actions. It’s always someone else’s fault. Shame on us. 🙁