Report: #59206

Complaint Review: Karma Farms

  • Submitted: Sun, June 01, 2003
  • Updated: Wed, November 26, 2008
  • Reported By: Ft. Worth Texas
  • Karma Farms
    7925 Highway 59 North
    Marshall, Texas

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Vickie Ives Speir and her family of Karma Farms in Marshall, Texas (Woodlawn, Texas, actually, just north of Marshall) intentionally breeds cats with deformed front leg bones which render them incapable of getting around except through hopping in a motion reminiscent of someone using a pogo stick. She calls them the Twisty Cats.

Unfortunately, this is not illegal in Texas. Speir started publicizing the cats in 1998 and received a big backlash in return. She now pities herself publicly, considers herself persecuted, and vilifies, threatens and harasses the people who protest her actions and/or try to put a halt to it. Her husband has left her. The older of her two daughters, Victoria (Tori), has publicly supported her in this and her younger daughter, who is 16, has not said anything publicly against it.

cat lover
South of St. Louis
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#1 Author of original report

Her deeds, her notoriety, her problem

AUTHOR: - ()

 And her brainwashed family's problem. How does she pay *you* back for drinking her Kool-aid and kissing her butt?

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#2 General Comment

Twisty Cat false report

AUTHOR: all4elkins - (USA)

 Ms Ives no longer breeds cats and the ones she has bred are in no way harmed, neglected or abused. This report should be removed as outdated and false reporting. I have been to the location and the outside cats are well fed and cared for. They are mostly barn cats used to keep the mouse population from the horse feed sheds. Whomever filed this report has obviously never been to the location nor are they very educated on the topic and should be sued for slander.

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AUTHOR: Cat lover - (U.S.A.)

Vickie Ives' younger daughter, Tomlyn Grey, has supported her mother publicly in this twisty cat breeding also. She lives with her mother at the age of 28.

Another possibly interesting link:

I also have an address and phone numbers for Victoria (who apparently managed to find a guy to marry her despite her character deficiencies):

Victoria (Tori) Lynn (nee Speir)
200 Village Drive #208
Longview, TX 75605

903-297-1695; 903-930-5654 (cell); 903-923-3354 (work)
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#4 Author of original report

Twisty cat page URL

AUTHOR: Cat lover - (U.S.A.)

Vickie Ives has removed the link to her twisty cat page from her web site, but the page is still up. It's very illuminating regarding her (twisty) state of mind. The URL is
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#5 Author of original report

Vickie Ives Speir has dropped the Speir and is now just Vickie Ives. See her web site.

AUTHOR: Cat Lover - (U.S.A.)

Also, a Marshall, Texas veterinarian Ives uses, Sonya McClendon, has supported her breeding of deformed cats publicly, which should tell you something about this "vet"'s ethics. McClendon's practice is located at 8768 Blocker Road in the Marshall zip code 75672 and her phone number is 903-934-8544.

Also, Ives, on her web site, claims to have worked with Hollywood screenwriter/producer John Fusco, who, she alleges, purchased horses from her to use as research on his recent film "Spirit." I don't know if you, the viewer, want to see any of this guy's stuff, now that he's lain down with this dog, assuming she's being truthful about associating with him.

According to Internet Movie Database, these movies include the following, besides "Spirit" : "Lost In America"; "Crossroads" (not the Britney Spears movie but a film starring Ralph Macchio as a steel guitar player released in 1986); "Young Guns"; "Young Guns II"; "Thunderheart"; "The Babe" (which is about Babe Ruth); "Loch Ness"; "Where The Rivers Flow North"; "Loch Ness"; and three other films currently in production, "Hidalgo," which is about some horse person; "The Rebels", a Revolutionary War-themed movie; and a TV miniseries with a Native American theme called "Dreamkeeper."
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