Poor Ricky, the world is so against him….

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August 14, 2013

Ricky holding on to the rail for support

Ricky holding on to the rail for support

Someone needs to feel sorry for poor Ricky De Los Santos so, as a public service, let’s all gather together and send him our wishes. In an article in the Los Cruces Sun-Times, poor Ricky tells the reporter just how terrible his life has become, saying that the political pressures on his company were so immense that it probably would never open.

“We’re ready to go, but it’s very doubtful now.”

President Obama, Gov. Susana Martinez and former governor Bill Richardson are just some of the politicians, celebrities and ordinary Joes who have bludgeoned a New Mexico business, hoping to destroy it before it can issue a single paycheck, according to the article. (Are you crying yet?) Ricky goes on to say that it hurt to be treated as a public enemy. The way he and his company have been vilified, a newcomer to the state might believe that he planned to burn down orphanages or open a meth lab. “We’re trying to make a living.” 

If he were Lot, he’s be ripping his clothes off about now and rubbing his poor, starving body with ashes.

Now here’s a mind-blower – there is a horse rescue close to poor Ricky called Walkin’ N Circles Ranch operated by a guy named Charles Graham. According to the article, Graham stables 85 horses at the ranch in Stanley. Eleven others have been placed in foster ranches. His operation, sustained by donations and fundraising, cannot afford to feed more horses, but he does maintain a Facebook page

“We haven’t received a check from Mr. Redford or Bill Richardson,” he said.

Well, neither have we, Mr. Graham, but with around 200 horses under our care, it’s our job to get out and fundraise, not whine because we don’t have a place to slaughter our horses. Personally, I don’t see how anyone can operate a real rescue organization and still promote the slaughter of horses, but to each his own. 

In some weird, twisted math process, perhaps the same kind used by the GAO, according to the article Graham says as many as 70,000 abandoned or wild horses live on the Navajo Nation alone. Without slaughter plants, the population of unwanted horses in New Mexico would swell to between 600,000 and 700,000 in five years, said Graham.

Seriously. He actually said that in the article. Go look for yourself – CLICK HERE.

To wrap it up, Ricky De Los Santos said politicians were ingratiating themselves with the Humane Society of the United States and other organizations, but those alliances would not save one abandoned horse from starvation.

Really? Who do you think I called when I had hundreds of starving horses up in Nebraska? The Cattle Grower’s Association? The AQHA? I called HSUS and they were there within hours with a ton of volunteers. Who answered the call about 200 starving horses in North Texas? HSUS, who responded full force. No, I don’t support everything they do, but they were there when I needed them. 

Oh, and so were your friends the killer-buyers, but they never got a single horse.

imagesSorry, Ricky, I’d like to cry for you, but the tears won’t come. Maybe you could have a beer and a steak with your good friend Tim Sappington. He seems more your type.




AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
33 Comments
  • Suzanne Dunham

    Do I hear a big AWWWWW for poor Ricky?????

    August 14, 2013
  • Barbara

    Crying my eyes out-not!

    August 14, 2013
  • Arlene

    Oh Yeah Lets have a Pity Party for Poor Ricky, Yes he is PUBLIC ENEMY #1, If he wants to earn a Living Get a Real Job Ricky one that you can that makes you feel Good inside one that makes the World a Better Place!!!! Sorry Ricky , If your looking for sympathy you need to go See Sue !!!!You will not get any from me , I feel only Sorry that you are here and we have to deal with the likes of you !!!!

    August 14, 2013
  • Connie Nelson

    No one like a horse killer…mini man…do something that makes the world a better place

    August 14, 2013
  • I have needed help for YEARS. My body and bank account are broken. I have kept every single horse until I could re-home it, I have 10 to place before winter. I spend every day listing, advertising, and trying to place and sell these horses. I have NOT given up and sold for meat. My son and boyfriend have put extreme pressure on me to do the same. I have tried to get help. We may end up homeless. No one helps us, but they sure would take my well trained well bred horses if I want to give them to them. I have given away 60 rescues. I saved 200. I was given a fleece blanket with my name on it. Maybe I can use it when I am living in the card board box. NOBODY puts their money where their mouth is. I am not going into this winter with this many horses again. and I will sell or trade, but I am NOT giving them away, not when I HAD TO PAY to RESCUE HORSES. Animali SELLS rescue horses for thousands if they are PMU and can tug on heartstrings. I rescued 200 PMU mares, ended up giving away the ones I bought AFTER FEEDING THEM AND TRAINING THEM. not again. I gave up everything. We will euthanize if people don’t want to buy them. Hate on me all you want, but 14 years and I am done helping others–I am helping myself for a change.

    August 14, 2013
    • Robyn

      Lisa sorry to hear you’re news…I know you love horses as much as many of us..
      Very sad to hear your situation…
      Horses are expensive to rescue….I love them too!!……There are a lot of Advocates out there and would hope someone could step in and buy these horse from you for some relief…Please get in touch with every advocate out on facebook to ask for desperate help!!.

      August 14, 2013
    • Debra B.

      You sound very angry because you can’t sell your rescues. Rescuing horses is a very expensive business to be in and it never brings a profit. If you aren’t able to make a living selling and training horses, perhaps a different job would be prudent. If you breed horses, please stop because you are adding to the overpopulation problem.

      August 15, 2013
    • Keith

      Lisa it seems to me that rescuing horses is about the animals welfare. It would be better to give them to good homes than to euthanize them. Also if you gave them to good homes you would not need to continue to pay for their upkeep. I do not know you but your post seems very egotistical and selfish. You seem more concerned about yourself and making some money, than you do about the welfare of animals in your care. Shame on you.

      August 15, 2013
    • sherriey

      Lisa….if you are so angry about this…then why did you get into rescuing horses anyway? it a very expensive venture, as you may know….horse feed and care outweigh a dogs or cats care by hundreds. it seems to me you were in it more for profit then for rescue. you should know better…its been many years now that a profit for anyone selling horses has amounted to much. even in better times, a profit was very questionable.
      honestly, i feel bad for the horses in your care, they need to be rescued from you….and i think you need to get a real job.

      August 15, 2013
  • Dear LISA, I am sorry that you are bitter, but it seems that you have really helped many horses, rather than people. And I sincerely hope that you find help from people that will buy your horses before winter. I hope that you do not have to resort to killing them. I know that would break you heart. Best wishes. We all continue to do what we can.
    And to poor Ricky. YOU HAD A CHOICE AS WE ALL DO AND YOU CHOSE THE WRONG SIDE.. Cancel the killing field, and I PREDICT THAT THESE SAME ADVOCATES THAT FIGHT YOU, WILL HELP YOU FIND ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY

    August 14, 2013
  • Well, why don’t you open your facility to the public for tours to raise a few bucks? You know, bring little school kids on field trips, invite all those whacky animal activists, and people who have to live near your facility. Show them what a wonderful place it is. Heck, maybe even throw a good ol’ fashioned BBQ and serve up horse burgers. You know, just to convince the rest of us you are not a total douche bag.

    August 14, 2013
    • Debra B.

      Lahle, I laughed out loudly! Great comment.

      August 15, 2013
  • Robyn

    OH YEAH….Right on Jerry….POOR RICKY AND HIS WANNA KILL SOME HORSES DREAM BOAT ….NOT HAPPENING!!!

    August 14, 2013
  • shirley mix

    Poor Ricky, feel so sad for you, NOT.
    You are one stupid person to think that horse loves will not stand up and fight the lives of horses.

    August 14, 2013
  • Margaret

    No energy from me to send you sympathy. Now if you want to get a job flipping burgers at a local hamburger joint that I’ll send you sympathy for when they won’t hire you.

    Not sure why you don’t seem to get the idea that the vast majority of Americans are against horse slaughter. And pray tell why do YOU insist on sticking it to us–that meat has to pass USDA inspections. We are in sequestration. There is NO money for your dirty business. And I don’t want what few dollars there spent inspecting meat that benefits YOUR pocket and Europeans tummies.

    They can raise their own darn horses and slaughter them. Oh wait seems I read something a few years ago that one of those countries banned the raising and slaughtering of horses. They just want to eat ours.

    Get a job weaving baskets.

    August 14, 2013
  • Judith Schmader

    Ah yes this poor dumb guy just needs to go away. The town of Roswell needs to sent him out on the first passing bus. Good ridden to bad rubbish. He shows a video on U-tube of him shooting his own horse, now can you just imagine the thoughts in this horses mind when he did it his own master!!! No then again horses do not think like we do, however Im sure this poor animal sensed something bad was to happen to him. Maybe his smart ass lawyer will give him a break on his bill.

    August 14, 2013
    • Judith Schmader

      Maybe the new Space Port in N.M.
      can send him up so far he cannot get back.

      August 14, 2013
  • Sue Wallis Lies

    Cry for Ricky, No! Cry for Lisa, NO. You should have known what you were getting into. Quit whining and put on your big girl pants. Give those horses away or euth them. Sheesh!

    August 14, 2013
  • Terra Pennington

    Why would we agree to open up slaughter when Tim showed us how to put our horses down in a humane way. Why should the tax payers have to pay for you to open up a business and process meat that we do not eat or want sold in the USA?

    August 14, 2013
  • Nohorseslaughter Ortiz

    I live in Roswell. I will fight until my last breath to NOT let this or any other slaughter house for horses open. He says there aren’t enough cattle? Ship them in, as you were going to do from Texas, Oklahoma & the Reservations! This is a POOR town, yet YOU wanted $10 million to cover your losses for a month? You say you will slaughter 120 horses a day in that little facility? Do you plan to pile their carcasses 15′ high, as you did with the cattle? At $10 million, I’m sure you will be able to afford the fines you will get, as you did in the thousands before. Will you, Ricky come clean out my sink? Buy me a purifier for my water? Wash out my bathtub when the blood runs? Is your neighbor, 1/2 owner of Mine That Bird, the Ky Derby winner still in your corner? He’s been awful quiet, being a vet & all. His other 1/2 partner of Mine That Bird, Mark Allen lives right there too. HE is a MAN, has come out against horse slaughter! Put down your chain saw & get a real job Ricky!!!!!!!

    August 15, 2013
    • JanSchultz

      Well that is telling it as it is. Thank you.

      August 15, 2013
  • Mustang man

    Amen, what more needs to be said…

    August 15, 2013
  • JanSchultz

    It is all about prospective. American Horse Council says that 147,000 horses in New MExico cause $503 million dollars to exchange hands and employ 45,000 people. THINK what impact those mysterious 70,000 horses could have. If I were them, I’d find those horses and put them right to work!! Why if they played their cards right those horses would almost DOUBLE the income the base of 147,000 are creating now. And employ at least 20,000 more people. Ban slaughter and the world opens up. More jobs, more commerce, more happy happy happy.

    August 15, 2013
  • sherriey

    the tears run down my face…not in sympathy….but in laughter! poor dirty creep-o jerk! where’s your ‘thing’? you have stopped holding it? trying to intimidate us? where did you stick it? …i hope in the right place!

    GET A REAL JOB YOU LAZY MURDERER!! (preferably out of the US!)

    August 15, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    Bravo Jerry Finch…… take a bow

    August 15, 2013
  • linda spinazzola

    if anyone of us were to try to open any kind of business, anywhere in this country….we would do our research and know everything that is needed in order to start and open. all the proper paper work would be filled out and all the permits filed…we would not expect to open without everything in proper order… have you ever even tried to buy or sell a house?? it wouldn’t go through without all the paperwork..permits.. approved and in your hands! why would santos be allowed to open without all the necessary legal paperwork approved and in hand?? would we not be in jail for falsifying federal documents?? santos did not even get charged… that is a felony! maybe we should pressure authorities to charge him? he is a twice convicted felon.. that has been given carte blanche on all legalities that you or I would be prosecuted for! how would a person like him get to skate on legal requirements? so, why would anti-slaughter groups have to post a bond to cover monies he might or might not have made??

    August 15, 2013
    • sherriey

      ….can you say…”being funded by devious gov persons and or supporters?”…who are ‘above the law’!

      August 16, 2013
  • Tami H

    Poor Ricky must clutch the rail of the ramp to keep steady! Please! Someone grab a captive bolt gun and shove it up his pathetic bungehole and yell “DANCE”!!!!

    August 15, 2013
    • Robyn

      OMG!!! The funniest comment….yeah Tami love your idea!!!

      August 16, 2013
  • Maya

    I feel NO sympathy for this man. He will not create jobs, he will encourage twisted men to torment and kill an inedible animal. I looked at 4 products I used on my mare this week. The wormer said NOT to use on animals intended for consumption. My FLY spray said that, my container of SWAT said that and the BUTE I gave her for hitting her leg said that. EVERY horse in the US has had at least 1 dose of bute. Bute will kill a human, even in extremely small doses. EVERY horse is wormed at least 3 times a year. Most of the horses will be coming from breeders, failed racers and horses who did not show well pumped full of drugs. Race horses and steroids, Tennessee walking horses and the chemicals used for soring. Even Reining horses who have had tail injections to paralyze the tails, so they look more willing in the ring. I would not feed horse meat to my dog, much less let my family eat it. I would give up meat all together before I consumed horse meat.

    So no pity party for ‘Poor’ Ricky. There are places in hell for people like you. The American people have spoken and if you would go against them then you are not american. Go to mexico, where the water is rancid and work is cheep. Keep your filthy ‘Business’ Out of MY country!

    August 16, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    Poor, poor RDS…we feel so bad for you..tear flowing! GET A REAL JOB! Oh, you can’t because you’re a convicted felon. Easier for you to do what you love…kill innocent horses. AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN ! Public doesn’t like you RDS; isn’t that ashamed! NOT to us; we definitely do NOT care for you or your ‘ideas’ of killing/slaughtering horses! Such a loser!

    August 19, 2013