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Disturbing Photos Of ‘Designer Horses’ Go Viral & Shed Light On The Cruel World Of Animal Breeding

A recent photo that went viral is helping to shed light on the potential dangers of genetically modifying animals.

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Although breeding animals is by no means anything new, there’s been a greater focus on breeding specific domestic animals for their appearance. The primary issue with this type of animal breeding is that, often times, these new “attractive features” come at the cost of the animal’s wellbeing, creating health problems.

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Genetically modified dogs have gained a lot of attention lately, as more people are becoming aware of the additional health risks dogs face when breeders try to alter their characteristics.

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For example, pugs often suffer debilitating health issues as a result of their breeders “smooshing” their faces, resulting in smaller skulls and flatter noses over time. These qualities often affect their senses, impairing or preventing them completely from smelling, seeing, breathing, and hearing.

Another animal that’s often bred for specific advantageous qualities is horses, particularly those involved in horse racing. The horses that don’t get sold or those that get injured or sick are typically slaughtered.

However, the following type of horse breeding is very different, as horses are usually bred for racing-specific traits like higher jumping abilities, whereas these breeders focus on simply “improving” their appearance.

A recent photo that went viral is helping to shed light on the potential dangers of genetically modifying animals. The photo showcases what internet goers are referring to as a “cartoon-like horse,” as its physical appearance is almost unbelievable.

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Extreme Horse Breeding Creates ‘Cartoon Horse’

The designer horse, El Rey Magnum, was bred by Orrion Farms, a specialist Arabian breeding farm in Washington State. Though his breeders consider him “close to perfection,” internet users and vets alike are raising concerns surrounding his wellbeing.

A group of vets even published an editorial in the journal Veterinary Record, in which vets have voiced their concerns over his appearance and taken a stance against this type of animal breeding. The editorial includes a number of statements from concerned experts and vets.

UK equine expert Tim Greet stated: “Actually this deformity is even more significant for a horse than for a dog. Dogs like man can mouth breathe, but horses can ONLY breathe through their nose. I suspect exercise would definitely be limited for this horse.”

Jonathan Pycock, an equine reproduction expert and president of the British Equine Veterinary Association, said:

I would imagine this horse could have respiratory problems – you would have to test it for sure – but you can’t say with any certainty that respiratory problems won’t develop. It would seem to have the potential to impact negatively on its health in terms of air intake.

The problem comes when you breed for particular looks and when those looks are detrimental to the horse’s health. In my book, that is fundamentally wrong. This is a worrying development.

Roly Owers, equine vet and chief executive of World Horse Welfare, said:

In a word this looks horrific. The foal in the video shows a markedly more dished nose even than its mother and has obviously been bred to achieve this. This appears to be breeding in a weakness that could severely affect future generations – and if there is not a restriction to the airway in this particular animal already then there will be in future generations. On first sight it is the airway restriction that is more concerning than the pronounced forehead – but this rather depends on how this develops as the foal grows.

Obviously Arabs have dished noses but this has been bred into the extreme. Quite disgusting!

There are many more statements from concerned vets and experts within the editorial, which you can read here.

Internet users have been comparing the photo and video to cartoon images of horses, such as the following Disney image:

Since receiving so much backlash over El Rey’s appearance, Orrion Farms has since taken down his page on their website. The breeders have spoken out stating that the colt has no medical or respiratory issues, though internet users, experts, and vets alike are still expressing their concerns for this specific horse as well as future generations.

The Telegraph uploaded the following video of El Rey, explaining the breeding details and health concerns:

Final Thoughts 

Veterinary record editor Adele Waters summed it up well when she asked, “Where will it end? Is it really so bad for a horse to look like a horse and not a cartoon character?”

Do we really need to risk the health of animals in order to make them “more aesthetically pleasing?” As previously stated, even if this animal doesn’t experience any extreme health problems, future generations could still be at risk. An animal’s beauty lies in the way that it was magically created in the first place, not in how we can alter them to suit our own warped perceptions of beauty.

If you’re looking to buy a new pet, I strongly recommend looking into the genetic modification of that specific animal and encourage you to purchase either an adopted animal or an animal that was not bred in order to meet society’s increasingly dangerous demands. We need to stop trying to change our environment and instead recognize the beauty that already lies within it.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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