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Two B.C. Residents Charged With Starving, Hanging Horse

Animals  (tags: scums, elderly appaloosa horse, starving, emanicated, hanged, animal cruelty, charged )

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Two Vancouver Island men have been charged with animal cruelty in a bizarre case where an elderly, emaciated horse was killed by hanging. David Whiffin and Clayton Cunningham, both from the Victoria area, will appear in Victoria provincial court Nov.

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Simone D (1462)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 1:03 pm
This just breaks your heart. How can people be so vicious, all they had to do, was return him to his previous owner if they didnt want him , but to savagely and deliberatly cause him so much pain and suffering by slowly hanging him!

Glenda J (158)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 1:16 pm
OMG thanks Simone this just pisses me off to no end, I'm so glad they busted those two men, hopefully they will never be able to own another Horse in their lives. When humans do bad things to animals it comes full circle back to them sometime in their life when least bit expected.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday November 14, 2009, 1:18 pm
Whiffin later admitted to SPCA investigators that on Sept. 15 he killed the horse by using an excavator to hang it. Hhhhhhhhhhh hhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhh Im speachless OM..........snap thier marlbes off holy crap....This poor old man gezzzzzzzzzzzzzz I cant believe the hung him....

Big Gorilly Hygs

brenda h (65)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 11:29 am
What is wrong with people these days. I hope that they take these two and learn them what they did wrong, since they obiously don't have a clue.

Linda Kennedy (40)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 12:26 pm
they need what was done to these horses done to them.

cat p (3)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 12:36 pm
dirty, low down evil sub-humans......s.o.b.'s....i am sick of feeling so sick about insanity like this.....please, make it go do we as a society deal with no-names, waste-of-skins like put them all on a small island together and let them kill each other.....hmmmm, actually that sounds reasonable.....

Lil Judd (70)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 12:37 pm
Give them both max & the fine. Neither to ever be allowed to own a pet ever again. This is so cruel I don't know what to say. Five years is not enough as far as I'm concerned.

Sydney P (0)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 12:42 pm

Elena M (142)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 1:19 pm
Hang these 2 perverts on the ecscavator! Make execution public, as a warning to the rest cruel perverts!

Alicia V (181)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 1:23 pm
The mad walking the Earth and pesturing her.

liz c (827)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 1:56 pm
OMG--they put a lot of thought into how to make this poor innocent suffer. I hope he meets Bubba in prison. This is horrific abuse. The picture says volumes about how this poor being was being treated. It must be awful for the previous owner who no doubt wanted a good home for this boy.

Paula W (0)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 2:05 pm
Why aren't these men hung??????????

Barbara DelGiudice (123)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 2:47 pm
This is so horrible and people are getting off too easy with these animal cruelty crimes. This one makes me really sick. These men should be put in prison for life! Remember the hacked puppy? I wonder if those 2 got off easy? And what about that awful cat serial killer? These people need to be severely punished for hurting innocent, defenseless animals!

Mandi T (367)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 5:55 pm
OK, this is so horrible, distastful, and inhumane. Hang them, not the horses you idiots.
Tx Simone, this breaks my heart.

. (0)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 7:58 pm
An eye for an eye. Starve them first, then hang them high. Both of them.
Wiffen has kids? I can just imagine the upbringing. They will probably be just like their father.

David B (34)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 9:40 pm
well,well,something in my own back yard .and i just happen to be on my last day on nov 30th.the day they are in court. i just may have to make sure i'm in court that particular day!!i didn't think we had that kind of slimey trash on our lil island,but hey , silly me!! there ,unfortunately everywhere !!

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 11:05 pm
Was there just nothin' for two crazy guys to do up there or what? What a waste of a fine animal.

Helen D (13)
Monday November 16, 2009, 2:31 am
Hang the two morons who did this... it is the least they deserve!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 16, 2009, 2:42 am
This is a sickening story of extreme depravity.It makes me so so angry when I read stories of cruelty like this one.It makes me so mad that I could cheerfully go over there and hang them both.

Danny M (2)
Monday November 16, 2009, 2:45 am
The only way we are ever going to change and move towards a worldwide compassion and love towards the precious creatures we are honored to share this planet with is if we all show the courage to see what we do to all of them. We owe it to them all to know and to see and by doing this from the classrooms to every single person with a tv or computer nations wide watches the program called EARTHLINGS ! Then yes then I promise you all we would change because we need to quit flapping and start doing ! And lastly yes if it were up to me I would starve and then hang both them scum.

Elaine W (103)
Wednesday November 18, 2009, 11:18 am
David B .............I truly hope you are in court when these sub-humans walk in !

Gorilly Girl (339)
Wednesday November 18, 2009, 11:23 am
David kick thier butts...

Big Gorilly huygs

Yo Poo (0)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 10:32 pm
How old does the horse have to be to put it out of its misery?

Yo Poo (0)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 10:45 pm
The previous owner states" I liked jalupae like a million dollars" THAN WHY DID HE GIVE HIM AWAY!
He gave him away because he was too old, he wouldnt make money off of him because hes too old and third is because he did not love the horse like "a million dollars"
Dave got the horse from him in that condition and state that he was in. Jalupae did NOT starve, his teeth were
already old and he couldnt digest his food. The SPCA even mentioned to put him down anyways, would it really matter how he put him down? ITS STILL KILLING AN ANIMAL NO MATTER HOW YOU DO IT!

brenda h (65)
Friday December 11, 2009, 2:42 am
Say Yo Poo. Yes it does mater how this poor old soul was put down.This was just plain cruel. That poor horse suffered. Put yourself in this animals place and consider how you are being put down. Wasn't it bad enough that the poor thing was in the condition it was in with out this last horror being done to it. This animal still felt pain and probly fear at this point. Nothing or nobody wants to die. Life should always be respected and this poor animal got nothing.All I know is that it should have never been abused like the horror that was done on its last day. OMG yes it matters.

brenda h (65)
Friday December 11, 2009, 3:02 am
Yo Poo the love in ones heart for the friend and companion that shares its life with you, would make the decision of when it would be kinder to your friend to let them go. The age has nothing to do with it. It is if they are suffering, that makes the difference. And even though your heart is breaking , your love for your friend decides that finale decision, that no one that loves their pet friends, ever wants to have to make.But make it we must. This poor horse had no one to talk gently to it, or pet its neck and whisper that he was loved and going to be missed.To send him gently and lovingly on his way. The tears that should have been there were missing, making this loss even more hollow and sad. Even though many of us that read of this did shed tears for this old boy, that went in such an offal unecessry mean way and all alone with out one person, there that actually cared. The shame of some humanes, words can not even begin to discribe.

No B. (0)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 9:55 pm
You people are fucking sad first thing the vet checked the horse after they got it and found it had no teeth so it was actually the previous owners flat that the horse was not looked after properly it was dieing before they ever got it. As far as "savagely and deliberately cause him so much pain and suffering by slowly hanging him" that is the biggest line of BS i'v ever herd sups-ably the horse was hung with an excavator do you have any idea how fast his neck would have broken to me that is allot less crewel than shooting the horse witch is what most other farmers would have done. As far as criminally convicting these to good luck there is no prof, witness, or murder weapon. After this gets thrown out of court I bet this guy is gonna sew the fuck outta these fuckers for deformation of carter. Sure he should not have hung the horse he should have paid the vet to come take care of him but you people are taking this way to far KILL YOURSELVES FUCKING FAGOTS
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