I know I am going to make some of you mad. . . but that’s okay. Before you get roped in by the “catchy” headline. . . this is not a story about Christmas shopping and bills.
It’s about a horse.
Photo from Justice for Credit Card facebook page, see link below.
If you are not in Magnolia, Arkansas or not some how associated on facebook to this story . . . like over EIGHT THOUSAND users on-line now are, you may not have heard this story.
A 19 year old student at Southern Arkansas University was arrested for allegedly orchestrating the theft of FIVE championship horses from the SAU Rodeo team stables in November. The thieves transported the horses across state lines and subsequently a horse named “Credit Card” was shot in the head and killed.
So . . . .
yeah . . . .
I know this next part is going to make some of you mad.
But I am NOT on the side of the horse.
(*whispers*) I think someone should shoot HER in the head.
Now, while I type these things . . . much worse is being said on facebook about this girl.
This 19 year old girl, while she should be punished . . .no doubt. . . is still a person. Isn’t she?
My heart goes out to Credit Card’s owner and to the SAU Rodeo Team members (people) who are affected by these events.
I happen to believe PEOPLE outrank animals. . . I can feel the number of followers going down. That’s okay. You can stop following me. It’s still the way I feel.
In America we have put animals “opinions” and “rights” (whatever that is) above our own. How did this happen?
I blame Disney!!
Just kidding. . . I don’t know how it happened, I just know that people think more highly of their pets than they do many of their own family members.
Maybe that’s why the divorce rate is so high in the United States.
I post this only because of the humungous, crazy, in-my-face every day hype and outcry . . .
They Hang Horse Thieves Don’t They?
Yes. . . I know. I think these people have really gone too far. The comments are what really got me
well, honestly I just had to rant a little about it.
While I realize animal cruelty is a horrible thing. . . I cannot say that I believe she should be hanged!! or shot!!!
(She is facing 20 years on each count.)
A large majority of this “facebook mob” didn’t even know Credit Card (or the SAU Rodeo Team, for that matter) existed before this girl was arrested. Their knee-jerk reaction is fueled by harsh comments and rumors.
1-2 Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them. 3-6The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, "Teacher, this woman was caught red-handed in the act of adultery. Moses, in the Law, gives orders to stone such persons. What do you say?" They were trying to trap him into saying something incriminating so they could bring charges against him.
6-8Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger in the dirt. They kept at him, badgering him. He straightened up and said, "The sinless one among you, go first: Throw the stone." Bending down again, he wrote some more in the dirt.
9-10Hearing that, they walked away, one after another, beginning with the oldest. The woman was left alone. Jesus stood up and spoke to her. "Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you?"
11"No one, Master."
"Neither do I," said Jesus. "Go on your way. From now on, don't sin." John 8:1-10 (The Message)
Jesus would forgive her. We should love and forgive like Jesus. He is our example.