Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spinking the monkey?

Douglas Spink was arrested in Washington state this week for running an animal-sex farm. Spinks was a one-time millionaire and horse trainer who'd later been convicted of drug-smuggling. Apparently horses and large-breed dogs were featured critters on the farm, but the article also mentions some mice had to be euthanized. That ain't right. Someone mused to me that you can't just go straight to hamsters and gerbils, that mice are a preliminary stage. I suppose that makes mice a gateway rodent.

On a horse fancier forum people were saying as far back as a couple years ago that Douglas Spinks was "not good news" and things like "authorities need to be told." Uh, why if the serious horse community knew he was up to mischief two years ago, did it take so long for him to be run out on a rail?

Perhaps more importantly, how does someone win the dot-com lottery and then screw it up? Anyway. It just goes to show you that no amount of wealth or prestige can rival the glory that is a nice, stable relationship. *ahem*

Yes, thank you. I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitress.

Am I the only one who thought of Sex Farm from This Is Spinal Tap?

Scratchin' at your hen house
Sniffin' at your feed bag...


Gudis said...

If someone wants to get railed by a horse I say let them, it doesn't hurt me, and I doubt the horse minds. If that person happens to die of a perforated colon, at least they died doing what they loved.

phlegmfatale said...

I do think it's odd, and not necessarily cruel to the horse, but I do wonder about warpage. *shrug*

Actually, I think this is not illegal in Texas, so long as no animals are harmed in the making of that whoopee. On the other paw, the mice must have been harmed, poor things.

Old NFO said...

Um... that is pathetic... ON so many levels.

Shannon said... - the thought...completely disturbing on way too many levels.

Lin said...

The article says that the perp competed in jumping - gosh, I wonder what that really meant.

MiniKat said...

I believe I read somewhere that until quite recently the act of bestiality was a minor offense in Washington state, hence why the authorities may have waited to act.

Roscoe said...

Bestiality is legal in WA State. Spink was arrested because running the farm violated the terms of his probation related to the Federal drug case.

BTW, don't jump to any conclusions -- it isn't my thing. Mrs. Roscoe's home town is in a very rural section of WA, and, when she did a internship rotation in the local hospital, the off-the-chart peritonitis stats, especially among tourists, puzzled her until someone clued her in to what was going on in the area.

Whenever I see one of these stories, this verse from Barenaked Ladies' "Go Home" goes through my head.

"If you think of her as Joan of Arc
She's burning for you, get your car out of park
If you think of her as Catherine the Great
Then you should be the horse to help her meet her fate
If you need her, you should be there,
Go Home"

Peter said...

Hmm . . . a guy with a mare is one thing, but if it's not a mare, it's a Stallion Rapscallion!