America Disagrees with Polo Ponies

New evidence of a dire environmental situation in the United States has emerged — in the latest of a series of similar incidents.

Twenty-one polo ponies collapsed and died soon after setting their hoof on the U.S. soil and ahead of a major tournament in Florida at the weekend.

The horses, from a Venezuelan-owned team and valued at $100,000 each, became dizzy and disoriented soon upon arrival.

Several died on the spot at the ground in Palm Beach County, while others died hours later as they were being treated. Veterinarians say they suspect some kind of toxin but they cannot prove it — the source has not been identified yet.

As ponies from the Lechuza Caracas team were being unloaded from their horseboxes, several stumbled and fell to the ground. Fourteen horses had died by Sunday evening, with seven more dying overnight.

U.S. officials were quick to rule out an infectious or contagious disease claiming that only animals from the Lechuza team were affected.

However, it’s too early to discount the latter or any other possibility. Unless foul play was involved — as in foul play by agents of the U.S. government (after all, the horses were from Venezuela), the horses could well have fallen victim to one of the many biohazard threats native and peculiar to the United States.

In this regard, the problem with the United States is that, within its entire territory, the natural habitat of flora, fauna and humans has been destroyed and / or changed beyond recognition many times over. It happened due to near-complete deforestation, uncontrollable urban sprawl, ever-present pollution in horrendous levels. This may have caused the elimination of protective barriers between different species and even between different forms of animate life and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

We don’t have to look very far for evidence — mud pond bacteria now pray on the human brain (the “brain-eating amoeba”), the triple E virus has been attacking humans in the U.S. for the last hundred years.

And if horses — those strong, healthy and resilient animals — collapse and die within hours after arriving in the U.S., you can imagine how hazardous living there is for humans and that’s not even taking into account various social ills and their dire consequences.



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2 Responses to “America Disagrees with Polo Ponies”

  1. mrred Says:

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.


  2. tom Says:

    Great post thanks


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