The 21st was the post seizure hearing for the recent horse seizure of 15 horses from a local person. The vast majority of the readers love hearing the updates, while a few would prefer we not spend any more time on the subject. One of the reasons we know we must keep you updated is in the media spreading out around the world, a horse rescue had 15 horses seized in Oroville. It is important for people to realize that this was not our organization and that just because someone calls themselves a rescue, does not mean they are incapable of abusing horses.
Tawnee went to the hearing and broadcast the hearing live, which had over 100 viewers live and now has had over 900 people learning the truth for themselves. If you would like to watch the 5+ hours of video, click here.
While Tawnee was broadcasting, one of Christina’s friends decided to video Tawnee through a lot of the hearing. Tawnee thought it was funny that she was more interesting in videoing Tawnee than seeing the photo evidence that was on the screen.
When the person started videoing Tawnee the photographic evidence of why the seizure was absolutely necessary was being shown on Powerpoint. Tawnee was amazed that the person seemed oblivious to the condition of the horses.
This horse, No Use in Crying, was humanely euthanized, and has become a ‘martyr’ of sorts for Christina’s supporters. They write things like:
“Carol McBride They only didi this cause he was gelded and no use to them and they knew that would hurt Christina. They only put him down and not the other one with P.F. that don’t make no scence. The best part of the whole thing today though was seeing one of the B’s that took the horse’s on crutch’s “hope one of Christine’s horse’s did it” LOL.”
We will let the pictures speak for themselves. The top pictures were taken August 31st, he had been recently gelded. The pictures on the bottom were taken the day of the seizure. Notice the horrible penile infection. The vet stated that he could not pee, and whenever he tried, bubbles of urine would push out through the skin and ooze. In the bottom right photo you can see a bubble of pee.
No Use in Crying was a permanent resident according to her website: http://www.aaaequinerescue.com/no-use-in-crying.php Over a year ago, when Christina wanted to adopt Honey and Prince, having a stallion was one of the reasons we could not adopt to her. Our policy states that we do not adopt mares to anyone with a stallion. The fact is, this was her personal horse which she owned before she started AAA. When this picture was taken in August he was thin, but nothing like…
…he was at the seizure. Christina stated at the hearing that she had to take his body score down to 1, which is as skinny as you can get a horse, so he could be gelded. No Use in Crying was gelded before the August photo’s were taken, and yet he continued losing weight. His penile infection, which he did not have in August, had gone so far that Dr Weaver stated that if he would have stepped or pulled on it, it would have fallen off it was so infected and rotten. No Use in Crying cried out in pain, misery and starvation as best he could, but his cries fell on deaf ears until Butte County Animal Control stepped in.
Below are some pictures, some taken from the hearing, others from Christina’s website: www.aaaequinerescue.com.
This is House. This is how she looked in May.
In August Butte County Animal Control took numerous photo’s, and Christina at that time agreed to have 19 horses seen by a vet. Which she failed to do.
This is Biggie, photo taken in June.
Only two months later she looked like this. You can see the dates between the top 2 photos and the bottom 2 photos, between August and Dec.
When Biggie was seized she had a huge hole in the side of her shoulder that required immediate surgery to combat the raging infection that Dr Weaver stated was not being properly treated.
This is Star, a 16 year old mare: http://www.aaaequinerescue.com/star.php This photo was taken in July.
The Animal Control August visit photo.
And this is Star’s rescue (seizure) photo. She looks skinnier to us. Dr Weaver said she probably lost about 250 lbs since the August photo.
Another horse named Scarlet. In August she was a body score of 4.
At the seizure, she had lost a lot of weight. Scarlet was, according to Christina’s website, being boarded. How anyone could let a “boarding stable” do this to their horse is beyond us. Perhaps this is a good wakeup call?
Channel 12 covered the hearing and have a great news clip online you can watch. Just click here.
The OrovilleMR newspaper also sent out a reporter. To read the article, click here.
It just amazes us that Christina took her own personal horse, No Use in Crying, starved him almost to death on purpose, according to her own testimony at the hearing.
And brought him into this condition and left his terrible infection to rage on and on without proper treatment. It is so sickening, cruel, immoral and illegal.
This is our report from being at the hearing. Once again we feel that the horses in Christina’s care required help and we support Butte County Animal Control whole heartedly in the seizure of the horses.