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Friday, July 2, 2010

Horse Dies in Horrific Trailering Accident in Washington

I came across a story a few weeks ago that was so disturbing that I've been sitting on the blog post ever since. But after realizing that every BIG mistake comes with a lesson to be learned, I've decided to post it.

Last month, a driver in Snohomish County, Washington dragged a horse from the back of her trailer for more than 2 miles before other drivers flagged her to stop. A trail of blood and body parts that followed the 2 mile stretch on Grandview Road was a gruesome reminder to Snohomish County residents of the horrific accident. And though the driver said she believed that the horse's neck broke as soon as it fell, there's no way of knowing how long that poor animal actually suffered before it died.

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt in most cases, but in my mind you would have to be either intoxicated/high or trying to kill this animal to end up in a situation like this one. You'd have to have one helluva truck and trailer to not feel 1,000+ pounds of live weight dragging behind it. And even then, I'm not so sure.

Warning: The video below is pretty disturbing and may not be suitable for the youngsters.


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