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Old 06-14-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Here is what I would do. Go to your states laws about animals.(they are on the internet) See for yourself if there is a law about people tresspassing or something. I find alot of times, the people in the sheriffs office don't really know the law and they just don't want to mess with these sort of things.

If you yourself find something to prohibit this from happening, put a sign that says Do Not Feed the Animals, Violaters Will Be Prosecuted.
If you don't find anything, put it up anyway.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:59 AM
 
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I had people who used to cross into my fields every once and awhile so I bought two plastic signs that said "Danger", then with a permanent marker underneath the word DANGER, I wrote 11,000 Volts in big bold letters...

NO ONE dares test my fence...

But if you trace the wires back...they are not connected to anything. (LOL)

You could do the same thing, put signs on your fence even if it is not an electrical one, no one will dare test it...and problem solved for $2.50 without liability.
Genius!
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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I agree.......
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Have the county put up no parking signs, they have to park in order to feed the animals and if they're not allowed to park they'll move on or be fined....
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i agree with a faux electric fence on the outer, a danger sign and a no feeding the animals sign.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Just read this thread, and that old saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" seems to apply.

I do not want anyone feeding my huskies anything, unless I am there. I have my huskies kenneled, and many times strangers have driven up, walked over and stuck their hands in petting them. Do I know my dogs might or might not bite them? Hence the sign: KEEP OUT. Do the people ask me if they can pet my dogs? No..

Would be too easy for some sicko to hand them some poison or chocolate candy bar. They would gobble it down , I want people to keep out, and tell them that and escort them off the property if they don't understand.

Guess I am paranoid, but have just seen so much pain inflicted on animals by sick people. Move your fencing, and be safe.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Just read this thread, and that old saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" seems to apply.

I do not want anyone feeding my huskies anything, unless I am there. I have my huskies kenneled, and many times strangers have driven up, walked over and stuck their hands in petting them. Do I know my dogs might or might not bite them? Hence the sign: KEEP OUT. Do the people ask me if they can pet my dogs? No..

Would be too easy for some sicko to hand them some poison or chocolate candy bar. They would gobble it down , I want people to keep out, and tell them that and escort them off the property if they don't understand.

Guess I am paranoid, but have just seen so much pain inflicted on animals by sick people. Move your fencing, and be safe.
There is a way to train your dog not to take any food other than what you offer it, not even if it finds it laying about. I've read about it but not attempted it yet. I have a pup and I have not allowed anyone to feed it or give it treats other than myself in hopes of teaching it not to accept any food products from "sickos".
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: overlooking the mighty MO
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just sit out by your fence with a couple of maa dueces and let off a round or three when they get near the fence
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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My pets (barnyard animals) have developed the nack for begging against the fence when people stop to take pictures. Lately they are eating only a fraction of their feed but are gaining weight from all the handouts. I have posted signs that they are well feed with their own food and they don't need all the other stuff. One problem is I travel and can be away for several days or weeks and my neighbor looks in on them but can't play bouncer along the fence line.

I guess I wouldn't mind if it was a few HEALTHY things now and again but it seems like some people bring half the produce section as they drive along feeding animals. And there are those who bring those boxes of sugar cubes. And you have the whatever is in the cooler gets fed to the animal crowd. Have you ever seen the face of a donkey after eating Sweet-Tarts?

I was thinking of adding another fence back from the road fence so they can't act out their sad sack cuttie face for the tourist to get those threats. Or, should I just let the buggers eat what they are given and save some moeny on feed?

ETA- It seems that these are not other rural folks because they (even the kids) usually will ask if its O.K. to feed the animals.

Has anyone else dealt with this, if so, help!
I would put a electric fence on the road side and extender electric fence to existing fence on horse side to put a good distance between them. I would also post a sign your plate is being recorded and you WILL get a VET bill if my animals get sick. Put a Security camera on a tree building whatever even if it does not work they dont know that!
Stupid people dont understand that they are creating pushy dangerous habits with the horses.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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I'll update this since its getting more suggestions. The county did come and regrade the road shoulder in what they call a wheel bounce and stone slidder. Its safe to pull over but the contours of the hard earth overlayed with smooth gravel amkes you thinkt he wheels are flying all over when you try to pull on it. They did put no parking signs up but can;t prevent people from stopping or standing, only parking. It has helped a lot, but there are still people who just stop on the paved road surface and try with most not getting too far when they realize it's like walking on marbles.

The county said we should put up signs that read "Feed The Animals - Pet the Animals - Free to the Public" with an arrow pointing ahead. Place them so the people will end up following a path to nowhere. By the time the realize they been had, they will be long aways.
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