Santa Barbara Police Raid Slick Gardner’s Horse Ranch -AP/MJJF

News briefs from California’s Central Coast Posted on Thu, Sep. 25, 2003 Associated Press BUELLTON, Calif. (AP) – County investigators raided Slick Gardner’s horse ranch again to begin seizure of at least 100 allegedly neglected wild mustangs. A team of about 20 Santa Barbara County investigators, accompanied by wild horse wranglers and veterinarians, showed up at the ranch Wednesday to remove the horses. About a dozen horses were transferred to local ranches by the end of the day. It was the second wave of raids at the Gardner ranch, where about 600 wild horses roam. The raid was part evidence-gathering of alleged neglect and abuse and part rescue effort. The latest operation, expected to last several days, is nearly identical to a Sept. 4 raid that transferred 70 of the sickest horses, mostly mares and foals, to a local sanctuary. Two horses died several days after their transfer to Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Gardner attorney Steve Balash had sought an administrative hearing Wednesday to decide whether the county can keep the horses that were removed Sept. 4. The second raid was a surprise to Gardner, the lawyers said. “He is utterly baffled,” Balash said. “He is feeding the horses, he does have people working out there.” District Attorney Thomas Sneddon said there was evidence some of the horses weren’t being fed properly. “What are we supposed to do, just sit around and wait because there’s a hearing set? He’s upset? Well, that’s life,” Sneddon said. Five months ago, county Animal Services began an animal cruelty investigation after receiving complaints that Gardner wasn’t feeding his wild horses, which were gathered in Nevada by the federal Bureau of Land Management. :nav Source: [url=http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/6858563.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp]Monterey Herald[/url] // MJJF


BUELLTON, Calif. (AP) – County investigators raided Slick Gardner’s horse ranch again to begin seizure of at least 100 allegedly neglected wild mustangs. A team of about 20 Santa Barbara County investigators, accompanied by wild horse wranglers and veterinarians, showed up at the ranch Wednesday to remove the horses. About a dozen horses were transferred to local ranches by the end of the day. It was the second wave of raids at the Gardner ranch, where about 600 wild horses roam. The raid was part evidence-gathering of alleged neglect and abuse and part rescue effort. The latest operation, expected to last several days, is nearly identical to a Sept. 4 raid that transferred 70 of the sickest horses, mostly mares and foals, to a local sanctuary. Two horses died several days after their transfer to Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Gardner attorney Steve Balash had sought an administrative hearing Wednesday to decide whether the county can keep the horses that were removed Sept. 4. The second raid was a surprise to Gardner, the lawyers said. “He is utterly baffled,” Balash said. “He is feeding the horses, he does have people working out there.” District Attorney Thomas Sneddon said there was evidence some of the horses weren’t being fed properly. “What are we supposed to do, just sit around and wait because there’s a hearing set? He’s upset? Well, that’s life,” Sneddon said. Five months ago, county Animal Services began an animal cruelty investigation after receiving complaints that Gardner wasn’t feeding his wild horses, which were gathered in Nevada by the federal Bureau of Land Management. :nav Source: http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/6858563.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

Daily Mail Gets in Trouble for doctoring MJ photos

Highlight History: [b]Nov 23, 2002[/b] In Nov 2002, the news agency Reuters had a bone to pick with the Daily Mail for doctoring photos of Michael Jackson. The photos were airbrushed, merged–who knows what else–and published with a negative headline questioning Jackson’s fitness to be a parent. By manipulating the photos, the Daily Mail breached the press commision’s code of practice, part one. It states: “Newspapers and periodicals must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted material, including pictures.” Reuters contractually stipulates that [i]no[/i] alterations can be made to any text or photographs sent out by them by any other news agency. The Daily Mail has a history of being not-so-accurate with information about Jackson and crossed the line when they doctored photographs of him. To read the full report of what happened, click [b]Read More…[/b]

Sexy MJ

This fan quote comes from MJEOL member misdamenor: [quote]The sexiest most attractive thing in a man is having that natural sexual feature and Michael has that for sure. But Mike the Gold Pants only encourage it buddy! -misdamenor[/quote] Check out the context of her comments in this topic: :arrow [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?showtopic=8640]Wise Continue Reading