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Some have been given a new chance after much worse, so I guess ponies are rather lenient (or gullible) about these things. Other theory could be that the previous scandals were so brief and local that a big part of the population are simply unaware of them
Nothing until the unicorn in charge of the shield spell 'temporary' dismissed it to get access to the enchanted embryo storage vault. Gladmane is paying 100,000 bits an embryo.
Applejack is kind of being Alan Grant in there, but otherwise I can't really think how the characters would go. I feel like it would be such a different story overall.