Comment on Saints or animal abusers? by TCHTCH.
The police in my part of the world won’t charge an Amish for animal abuse (or child abuse or spousal abuse….) because the community makes its money off the Amish Image. The tourists don’t know what goes on in those barns or in those white houses. The way they treat animals is criminal and they’re worse than English because they get away with it using religion as a shield. At least the English are punishable for such crimes. And you haven’t been to Shipshewana Auction if you think it’s “mostly English. The non-Amish there who dump an old, starved, lame horse rather than putting it down are just as sick in the head – but the Amish will NEVER be punished because of their religion – which also allows them to abuse their families. And I’ve made a stand and risked my own life and the life of my animals because of retaliation…..you have NO idea.