Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Romneys Appalling Record of Animal Abuse

First there was Seamus, the poor Irish Setter the Romney's strapped to the roof of their car (at least once) for a 12-hour drive to Canada - leaving him up there after he became ill and soiled himself and the car. Mitt Romney admits to merely hosing poor Seamus down and continuing the trip for hours more.

Now, its horses. A dressage horse named Super Hit, in particular, had the misfortune of falling into the cold, cruel hands of the Romneys. Super Hit, used by Ann Romney for her "therapeutic" hobby of performing dressage (horse ballet), was sold by the Romneys for $125,000 in 2008. 

After the sale of Super Hit, the new owners soon discovered he was physically incapable of performing dressage. They consulted Dr. Stephen Soule, veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team since 1978. Dr. Soule found that Super Hit, at the time he was sold by the Romneys, had a staggering amount of painkillers in his system. 

"In my 38-years of practice, " Dr. Soule wrote, "I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time."

The new owners sued Ann Romney and her trainers in 2010, claiming that Super Hit had a defect in one of his feet and that the horse had been drugged with the massive amount of painkillers so that he could continue to perform, hiding his condition.

The Romneys settled the case against Ann last September.

One thing you DON'T EVER want to be is an animal in the care of the Romneys. Another thing you DON'T EVER want to be is a human under the rule of the Romneys.

For complete details about this story, see Buzzfeed's article, "Ann Romney's High Horse." 



mgmeredith said...

I pray to everyone's god this man does not become the leader of the "greatest" nation on the face of the earth. If he and his family are so cruel and immoral to animals what do you think he would do to the poor, middle class, and minorities.

Joyce Lansky said...

Character. It's all about character... or lack of. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I think Horses against Romney should be started!

claude miller said...

everything about the romneys is dependent on deception. these people are constitutionally incapable of being honest. forget president, these people wouldn't even make good neighbors.

Anonymous said...

You can the content of a man's character by how he treats his dog. Mean is just mean. There's a similar quote, attributable to Gandhi, dealing with the moral character of a nation by how the people treat animals...but I can't locate it.

mtl said...

If you can't benefit Romneys, you will be liquidated. Horses, dogs, or human beings, whatever.
I bet the horse is Elmer Glue now.
Please say that I am wrong. "Refudiate" me.

Anonymous said...

It isn't just animal abuse the Romney's have been associated with:

*and animal abuse took place at many of those facilities (sadly, sometimes the animals were what closed the programs down rather than the kids, but it's all bad)

Seems some of their big supporters are big supporters of abuse -- really, really sick abuse.

Magz said...

Well, also, people who abuse animals will also abuse people, sooner or later. Romney's also been quoted as saying that he wasn't worried about the poor, because they had a very large 'safety net'. Yeah. It's called the grave. Frankly, I don't like Romney OR Mr. Spendspendspend. As usual, we're being forced to choose which Loser we want to be in charge of this train wreck!

my2girls said...

I want to see more detailed information about this animal abuse. It had come up in the media from time to time but not indepth enough for mainstream folks to hold onto past an immediate "OMG", and then move on! This really needs to be sustained, indepth, and covered by several media sources.

Anonymous said...

I am from israel - i hate hate obama i think his an asshole that will destroy this world - give it to the muslims - and there is no doubt how much he hates my great country - THAT is why i wanted rommney to win - cause when its bad for humans its bad for animals (and the oppsite) israel is a great country for animal rights and obama wants to detroy it -

BUT now when election is over i can hate on rommney without feeling bad - his an asshole - not only the horses also his dog - what a scumbag