Friday, March 28, 2014

In Which the Connecticut Supreme Court is Ridiculous...

Hey everyone!

I don't know if any of you guys have heard about the ordeal that is currently going on in Connecticut regarding the horse industry, but if you haven't you can find out about it here.

Long story short, there was a minor incident at a Connecticut farm quite a few years ago where a young boy was bitten by a horse, and ever since the family has been trying to sue the farm and get horses classified as "inherently vicious."

Because, you know, prey animals are usually vicious creatures. *Eye roll*

Anyway, the Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that horses were inherently vicious and the Connecticut Supreme Court has voted to support this ruling. This can have some serious impacts to the horse industry in the state from making horses un-insurable to hurting therapeutic riding programs. 

There is currently a petition on to overturn this ruling and it is very close to its goal; we only need 447 more signatures. If anyone is interested in helping out the thousands of horse people in the state, you can take a minute to sign this petition here:

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about it! I'll be around with a proper post soon (spoiler alert: a cute little brown horse may or may not have been Grand Champion of the jumper series...).

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