View Full Version : 2 horses shot in Linton, Indiana
11-28-2007, 11:21 AM
I was flipping threw our local newspaper and noticed this article.. It is sad and disturbing! My horses will be kept in the barn for quite a while now other than when i am working them.
11-29-2007, 12:20 PM
That is just sad.
11-29-2007, 03:59 PM
That is just sad.
Omg, that is horrible and so sad! :''(
11-29-2007, 04:08 PM
A truly sad story.
I would think about posting reward for information flyers at the local Jr. High and High schools, after personally canvassing all the neighbors and asking who locally has a .22 or rifle.
This sounds like teens or very immature adults to me, sadly. Definitely NOT accidental.
11-29-2007, 04:52 PM
We had friends that had a yearling shot in the shoulder during hunting season - they ended up putting her down due to the extensive damage. The hunters never knew where their bullet went - they were across a large gorge and couldn't even see the place! Remember that bullets travel great distances. We always moved our horses out of the pastures when deer season started.
11-29-2007, 05:22 PM
This is just so sick...Why don't people just pay attention to what their shooting or better yet not shoot at all? Idk Jmo
11-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Very very sad. Those of us who have horses outside pray this doesn't happen. Unfortunatley, anywhere people live where rifles are allowed to be used for hunting may be a victem of stray bullets. Shotgun slugs are less likely to do this because they do not travel as far. Rifle bullets can go and go and go and hit 'something' or 'someone' that is so far out of range the shooter may not even be aware. However, it is the hunters responsibililty to scout out the area he/she is to hunt and know where homes, livestock, and other areas of caution should be. Unfortuntately, with rifle bullets if your barn does not have serious walls - the bullet will go right through :(
With our horses we are aware of when hunting season is and we keep the horses close to the house during this time. An eager hunter may be trigger happy and see a brown critter in the woods and think it's a deer, when it was really your horse. Hunters have even been known to shoot goats when using bad judgement.
The real solution is to do an IQ and judgement test before giving hunting tags - like that would happen, NOT. "OK sir, is this brown animal a) a cow b) a deer c) a horse d) doesn't matter"
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