There is nothing criminal in letting an old mule die a dignified, natural death in his own backyard. If it is a crime then God help us all.
I also want everyone to know that I am taking good care of Ol’ Blackie. He was my hard-working buddy.
On his home range, Blackie would starve to death. Where he is right now is the best place for him.
When weather permits, I will check on him and make further arrangements.
– Nik Hougen