In days of old, a popular saying across the United States was that if you were born an American, you already won the lottery. Indeed, this was historically a fairly accurate statement for many, as the country provided unparalleled opportunity to seemingly anyone willing to assimilate, work hard, and contribute. Contemporarily, people from all across the world continue to flock to the 50 states, but in truth the America of today is not the prosperous place of old. While things may seem gloomy domestically in the long run and internationally, people across America are continuing to live their lives the best they can. Some people often use the phrase as an excuse to make impulsive, questionable decisions. A man was recently charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) for riding a horse while intoxicated. According to the New York Post, Officer Kody Brackett discovered the individual on the highway mounted upon the horse holding a bottle of alcohol. He was quickly arrested. The animal was safely transported back to its place of residence.
While the California man was clearly irresponsible, at least he wasn’t attempting to intoxicate the animal along with himself. In 2019, a Florida man was apprehended for allegedly trying to get an alligator drunk. Timothy Kepke of the sunshine state gave an alligator beer after his friend captured the creature. The gator then bit him. Kepke was then arrested.
In a recent development, a horrifying discovery was made when a horse was located in Texas in an alarming state. On Thursday, November 23rd, the animal was located tied up, bound, and shot through the head in the town of Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston. The horse was left on the side of the road. In this shocking case of animal abuse and cruelty, the Waller County sheriff’s office remains unable to identify potential culprits and is seeking any possible witnesses to the gruesome deed.