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#247720 19-Feb-2019 07:37
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Well I do actually but this is a family show so will withhold them.

 

(Warning - may be graphic)

 

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/viscious-attack-on-a-pony#

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12205042

 

 





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  #2183403 19-Feb-2019 08:44
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The depths of human depravity in what would be considered a civilized society continue to amaze and astound me. 

 

My wife works for the SPCA and can recall many of these such stories which fail to fall under the media spotlight.

 

As much as human beings have the capacity for such tender loving caring and loving nature, they also have an equal and opposite capacity for such horrible, malicious and insidious evil. 

 

 


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I am constantly baffled by human behaviour! 


 
 
 
 


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  #2183405 19-Feb-2019 08:48
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That's not normal human behaviour or an indication of general "depravity" of human beings.

 

The person who did that was psychotic / mentally unwell.


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  #2183408 19-Feb-2019 08:54
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Fred99:

 

That's not normal human behaviour or an indication of general "depravity" of human beings.

 

The person who did that was psychotic / mentally unwell.

 

 

My thoughts exactly!






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  #2183410 19-Feb-2019 08:57
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Either someone has some real big issues or there is a whole side of this story left untold. What ever the case, ya don't just stab a kids horse for leisure, unless you're really really munted. 


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  #2183456 19-Feb-2019 10:01
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That is mind boggling.

 

Cruelty to animals tends to be practise before moving on the humans.

 

Perhaps the offenders found the horses intellect intimidating? 


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  #2183470 19-Feb-2019 10:16
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tehgerbil:

 

The depths of human depravity in what would be considered a civilized society continue to amaze and astound me. 

 

My wife works for the SPCA and can recall many of these such stories which fail to fall under the media spotlight.

 

As much as human beings have the capacity for such tender loving caring and loving nature, they also have an equal and opposite capacity for such horrible, malicious and insidious evil. 

 

 

Civilized society is just a nice story we have applied over our base nature. I like to think of it as a collective choice to be better to each other so that we can all do more than just survive day-to-day, but I honestly don't think it would take much to go backwards either.

 

 

 

This is not that though. This is someone who is broken and needs fixing.

 

I feel for your wife though, people can do awful things to animals they feel they have power over.


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  #2183473 19-Feb-2019 10:19
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From Stuff "Police earlier said they were making inquiries, but expected the incident would be referred to Animal Control/SPCA."

I think the Police shouldn't off load this case. It should be treated as a hunt for a dangerously disturbed person(s).

Leave the SPCA to get on with doing something about all the casual cruelty by dog owners that just want a tethered dog guarding the house.

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  #2183475 19-Feb-2019 10:23
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ShinyChrome:

 

tehgerbil:

 

The depths of human depravity in what would be considered a civilized society continue to amaze and astound me. 

 

My wife works for the SPCA and can recall many of these such stories which fail to fall under the media spotlight.

 

As much as human beings have the capacity for such tender loving caring and loving nature, they also have an equal and opposite capacity for such horrible, malicious and insidious evil. 

 

 

Civilized society is just a nice story we have applied over our base nature. I like to think of it as a collective choice to be better to each other so that we can all do more than just survive day-to-day, but I honestly don't think it would take much to go backwards either.

 

 

 

This is not that though. This is someone who is broken and needs fixing.

 

I feel for your wife though, people can do awful things to animals they feel they have power over.

 

 

 

 

I agree completely. It is a very very thin veneer and there is a strange assumption that it will never reverse.






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  #2183545 19-Feb-2019 11:47
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Awful. Some people are just oxygen thieves. I hope the money raised can go towards animal welfare.


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  #2183593 19-Feb-2019 13:23
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I realize this won't be a popular opinion, but the only part I really find objectionable is that the stabber didn't own the horse. I think vegans are daft, but unlike the vast majority of people at least they are not hypocritical about animals. Most people are happy to eat meat (well at least the meat they are socially conditioned to eat, refer uproar over the eating of cats and dogs), but I can't count the times I've seen people calling for people who hurt animals to be killed/raped/get cancer/etc. I've never had a desire to hurt animals myself, but as far as I'm concerned if you own it you can do what the heck you like with it. 





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Lias:

 

I realize this won't be a popular opinion,

 

as far as I'm concerned if you own it you can do what the heck you like with it. 

 

 

You are quite right there! 

 

And I couldn't disagree more, no living animal should be subjected to senseless torture regardless of ownership. 


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  #2183782 19-Feb-2019 16:12
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Lias:

 

I realize this won't be a popular opinion, but the only part I really find objectionable is that the stabber didn't own the horse. I think vegans are daft, but unlike the vast majority of people at least they are not hypocritical about animals. Most people are happy to eat meat (well at least the meat they are socially conditioned to eat, refer uproar over the eating of cats and dogs), but I can't count the times I've seen people calling for people who hurt animals to be killed/raped/get cancer/etc. I've never had a desire to hurt animals myself, but as far as I'm concerned if you own it you can do what the heck you like with it. 

 

 

And that is where I respectfully disagree. There is a world of difference between humanely killing an animal vs causing senseless suffering. I accept the pragmatic need to kill animals for food, but displaying a complete lack of empathy for another creature's suffering is quite disturbing frankly. Ownership has nothing to do with it, what you are referring to amounts to slavery.

 

This person (or people) wanted to inflict pain and suffering, 40 stab wounds is pretty conclusive proof of that I would argue. And that I will never abide by. There is enough pain in this world without people like this adding to it.


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  #2183848 19-Feb-2019 18:04
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Stabbing anything 40 times, is frenzied behaviour, absolute loss of control, and exhausting I would imagine, esp to even a small animal who is likely putting up a fight or try to escape. 

 

It's as scary to me that someone would do it, but scarier they appear to still be at large. 

 

I sincerely hope that there has been a misquote that the police won't be taking lead on this. 

 

I hope they find this person, quickly and get them some immediate help. 

 

 


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