Hoarders tonite?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by emjay, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Anybody else see the episode tonite ?

    The lady had chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, rabbits etc. Was beyond 'ugh'.
  2. ma66ie

    ma66ie In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010
    It was UNBELIEVABLE!!! I can't believe anyone could live in such filth let alone abuse, neglect, and torture defenseless animals like that... horrible woman and the couple with the rabbits!! MY GAWD!
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    yeah I just finished watching it...they were both very bad. That lady was nuts (well, so was the rest of the family) she needs to get help for herself and give up all the animals. The way she was keeping them was worse than battery cage hens..at least battery hens have food and water everyday....errr....and how about the guinea that died in the animal expert's arms bc it was starving...so sad, yet preventable. I can't believe people can live like that.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    OOh darn... they were filming me?? [​IMG]

    Was it on Animal Planet?
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  5. codymax2

    codymax2 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Liverpool, NY
  6. Did anyone watch the next one with the cat crap as high as the table?
  7. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    I saw that one too.

    I just can't imagine the smell in those homes???!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    was heartbreaking seeing those birds in those cages , with the poo stacked so high they were almost to the top. It's so unfathomable to imagine, and that she believed they were okay, so sad.

    very angry family indeed. wow.

    I am a little concerned about the season finale, with the rats falling out of the ceiling.
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    That whole family reminded me of a local family that has a tendency to act like that to everyone they cross paths with. I just don't know how anyone could be that nasty, and the whole family seemed the same way.

    The guy with the rabbits was acting like a 5 year old the whole show. He definitely needed a good hard smack! I don't know why the wife didn't up and leave him long ago. I felt very bad for her! I do think the landlords were very generous to give them a second chance. I probably would not have.
  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Please remember that these people are severely mentally ill. They are not thinking about the world in the same way as most of the rest of us. They need mental health assistance. I am of horribly mixed feelings about these shows. They take mentally ill people and put them on display for the world. These people are in a horrid situation and accept the "help" that is offered because they don't feel they have any other option or they have some mixed up idea about fame/fortune coming from it. The show producers and networks profit off of these people's mental illnesses (yes, these people agree to go on the show. However, they probably aren't REALLY competent to do so). Then, the rest of us watch them and many make judgments about how horrible these people are. Yes, their actions are horrible. However, they aren't coming from people who are "right" in their minds. Please remember that.

    I have a close relative who is a true hoarder (possessions, not animals, thankfully). I love her dearly, but she REALLY does not view possessions and life in the same way that a healthy person does -- nor does she recognize that her lifestyle is abnormal. Appears to the world to be a normal person...but those people haven't seen the true situation.

    We should have pity on these people, not make fun of them or call them names. Most are truly incapable of understanding their actions (or lack thereof).
  10. Vanderfelt

    Vanderfelt In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2009
    Cromwell -ish, Indiana.
    I think anyone has the right to be crazy in their own way, as long as that crazy is confined to them and doesn't extend to harming other people or animals.

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