AR-News: Horse Injured In Firecracker Attack
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Horse Injured In Firecracker Attack
July 2, 2004
By Leslie Knopp
ORTING - "Horses, they forgive. He forgives. But I don't forgive."
Jessica Carr can never forgive the man who hurt her horse named Stone. His
mouth and back teeth were blown up by a firecracker.
"He's just like my baby," she said. "They all are just like my baby. Like my
little kids, and something happens and it just rips my heart out."
Kevin and Cathy Sabe rescued Stone and saw what happened to him. Thursday
evening a Jeep stopped across from Stone's pasture. A man in his 20's threw
a firecracker into Stone's pasture, probably an M-80.
"This horse probably thought they were tossing him a cookie and he walked up
and thought it was a treat," said Cathy.
"We heard the explosion then, we heard the acceleration," remembered Kevin.
Then the Sabes noticed the blood.
Stone's lost at least one molar tooth and he has serious damage to his mouth
and upper jaw.
"An animal... just dregs of humanity. You know? Pranks like this, it makes
no sense," said Cathy.
Kevin said whoever did this is a "Barbarian. They have no regard for animals
not to mention, what about human life."
Jessica raised two-year-old Stone. If she can keep infection away, and get
him to eat, she hopes he'll make it.
"I would love for that person to be out here and realize exactly what they
did to this animal," she said.
In all of this horse's pain, Jessica says he has clearly not lost his trust
in people. Unfortunately, his owner has.
So many gods, so many creeds,so many paths that wind and wind, while just
the art of being kind is all this sad world needs.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1805-1919)
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