Blackburn. TWH. Zero-tolerance. *cough*bullshit*cough*
Apparently HSUS feels that the recent conviction of Blackburn for soring Tennessee Walking Horse’s enforces a “zero-tolerance” policy. Yup, that’s the message that we got when we heard that Blackburn was convicted. Hurray! Justice for the ponies!
Then we read his sentence: One year probation and he has to write an article on soring. Ummm, we’ve written three articles so far and neither of us, to the best of our collective knowledge, has been convicted of any sort of crime (to date).
Honestly, it’s like he got detention or something – you know, where the teacher makes you write a 1000 word essay on why what you did was wrong. IT’S NOT MUCH OF A DETERRENT, YOU IDIOTS! That dude makes enough money by abusing horses that he can easily pay someone to write the stupid thing for him. If this is their idea of ‘zero-tolerance’ I would hate to see what they think leniency is. I image it would involve them handing Blackburn and his cohorts caustic chemicals because the ones he was using weren’t causing enough
damage big lick movement – hey, if you’re going to do something, do it right, right?
It’s like, instead of this:
The Hulk was this:
That’s what zero-tolerance means to these guys. Instead of the Hulk bashing Blackburn’s face in, he got a fluffy kitty (who, albeit, plotted to rule a Disney movie, but ultimately failed due to fluffy kitty-ness)
And now for a slew of words describing what we feel is HSUS’s take on “zero-tolerance”.
Ineffective. Useless. Vain. Futile. Fruitless. Feeble. Incompetent. Inept. Inferior. Lame. Paltry. Powerless. SPINELESS. Unsuccessful. Worthless. Pointless. Disadvantageous. MEANINGLESS.