miercuri, 4 noiembrie 2009

Final update of the horse's sad story / Update la update sau final nefericit în cazul calului căzut

 En: After hours spent last night next to poor horse, after a very short night with a sleep that refused to draw straws and with lots of prays for the sweet animal, I finally got up and went to see how was he doing. Unfortunately, he was lying in the same place. There were people around him, all from the local Zoo. The vet explained me everything. Apparently the horse was kept inside without walk and got lots of food. The gypsy man I met the day before was indeed the owner, but the truth was that he intended to sell the horse and took him to the local fair. But the walk effort caused the horse a muscle-bound on his back legs and simply collapsed. The vet told me that this kind of affection is very common to the horses kept inside, without walk. It's a kind of progressing paralysis that started at the back and reached the abdomen. All the muscles were shrunken. I've asked the vet if there is really no hope to safe the horse, but he told me that the treatment is very expensive and the zoo cannot afford it. Moreover, they saved another horse two years ago and he is still at the Zoo. They tried to sell him at the local fairs, but no luck yet. Apparently, the value of the horses declined very much lately because country people do not work the ground any more, so they do not need horses. The food is expensive, which means that keeping a horse is a unsuccessful investment. 

I also found that the gypsy owner is selling and buying horses as a full-time job. Last night, after I called the Police, the officers payed him a visit and asked him to come and sit next to his horse. The policemen said that he acted very angry because his sleep was disturbed. At the time I get there, the horse's owner was standing  right next to him, together with his wife and my friend, the fireman - who guarded the horse during the night. When I told the owner that it's his own responsibility to guard the horse, he started shouting at me "what, do you want me to die too, sitting here and freezing?" and he simply left saying that he doesn't need any more the horse and the Zoo director can do anything he wants with him. My friend, the fireman told me that the man asked the policeman to bring him back the blanket after they take the horse to the Zoo. I couldn't believe my ears, for him the blanket was much more valuable than the horse.

Well, I'll cut it shortly... the conclusion is that the horse was token at the Zoo and putted down. No one could take the responsibility for covering the medical costs while there were not 100 % sure he will recover.
Apparently the owner has another horse, kept in very bad condition. I'll ask the Police to join us and investigate the case.  This man has to stop doing trade with horses. He had no feelings for the poor animal in pain, he suffered only for loosing the money.
What I cannot forget is the horse eyes, praying us not to leave him alone. I cannot forget how much comfort he felt when we sit next to him last night, petting him. He often suspired while he was trying to get up. I massaged his legs, I even tried the teraphy through palms that did brought him comfort for a while. He kept his ears up, listening to our words, trying to understand what is happening to him. I encouraged him to fight and he did that all the time. But everything was useless. His back legs were paralysed. What a big lost. Such a beautiful young horse, very friendly, loveble, but with such a short life. Rest in peace dear sweet soul. 
Nu am putut să dorm azi noapte. De la ora 3 pînă la ora 8 am stat tot cu gândul tot la sărmanul cal. M-am rugat la Dumnezeu să-l ajute, să-şi revină. Abia am aşteptat să-l pot suna pe Laci, prietenul pompier, să-l întreb de starea calului. Speram din tot sufletul să îmi dea o veste bună. Dar nu a fost aşa. La ora 8 căluţul se afla tot căzut. M-am îmbrăcat şi m-am dus să-l văd din nou. De data asta era înconjurat de oamenii de la grădina zoologică şi de medicul veterinar de acolo. El mi-a spus că e vorba de o febră musculară, care la cai este foarte gravă pentru că avansează progresiv pe sistemul muscular, la fel ca o paralizie, iar în final duce la o moarte dureroasă. Este o afecţiune întâlnită doar la caii bine hrăniţi şi nemişcaţi. Pentru ei, orice mic efort, cum a fost şi drumul spre târg, poate provoca acest blocaj muscular. L-am întrebat dacă chiar nu există nici o scăpare, ţinând cont că e un cal tânăr şi robust. Veterinarul a zis că tratamentul este foarte scump, iar Grădina Zoo nu-şi permite acoperirea acestor costuri, iar şansele să-şi revină după tratament nu sunt certe. În acest caz, o astfel de investiţie nu se justifică. Tot veterinarul grădinii Zoo a spus că, din păcate, la ora actuală, preţul cailor a scăzut foarte mult şi nici nu se mai cumpără în târguri. "Noi avem la grădină, de 2 ani de zile, un cal salvat şi mergem cu el în târguri, dar nu am reuşit să-l vindem. Iar întreţinerea lui costă.

 
 

Concluzie: totul se rezumă la bani. Cu aceasă ocazie am aflat că nici caii nu mai au valoare. Incredibil, nu-i aşa? Cred că ne-au ajuns blestemele strămoşilor daci şi ale urmaşilor acestora, pentru care caii erau  foarte valoroşi.

Medicul de la zoo mi-a spus că a chemat Poliţia Comunitară şi l-a reclamat pe proprietarul calului pentru abandon. Tot el ne-a spus că acesta mai deţine un cal pe care-l ţine în condiţii improprii. Urmează să-i facem o vizită cât de curând. Ce face omul ăsta nu trebuie trecut cu vederea. El trăieşte din vânzarea şi cumpărarea de cai. Mie îmi spusese că tocmai l-a cumpărat din târg cu 18 milioane vechi, la pompieri le spusese că îl ducea spre târg, pentru a-l vinde. Veterinarul a spus că, la ora actuală, pe un astfel de cal, ar fi primit cel mult 8 milioane. Vă las pe dvs să trageţi concluziile cu cine avem de a face. Cert e că nu îl vom mai lăsa să se bucure prea mult de această afacere.

Finalul: După un timp a apărut şi un buldo-excavator de la Compania de Apă, cu care urma să ridice calul şi să-l introducă în rulota specială. Pentru a-i uşura suferinţa şi a sta liniştit pe timpul manevrelor, veterinarul i-a administrat tranchilizante. Doar că acestea i-a produs alte contracţii musculare, prevăzute de altfel de medic, iar imaginea lui a devenit de-a dreptul cutremurătoare. Nu am mai rezistat să fiu martora pe mai departe a acţiunii şi am plecat. Calul va fi sau deja a fost eutanasiat la Zoo.
Rămas bun!

4 comentarii:

  1. I am so sorry for that poor horse.
    You were very kind trying to help him.
    That man must be punished!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  2. I am sorry for your loss of the horse. You are very kind to help the horse in his final hours. I have never heard of that happening to a horse and I grew up on a horse farm. Very sad. Please keep up your good works.

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  3. Thank you all for your kind words. I was pretty sick these days and I couldn't forget the poor horse eyes while he was bagging me to help him.
    Deborah, I presume you haven't heard about that before while in the farm you grow up people never treat horses like that. On my case, the poor horse was a simple merchandise. Nothing else. When he lost his value, no one was interested in him any more. Hopefully he is much happier and peaceful where he is now.

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