Officials discover 2 more horse corpses
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- After residents in Southwest Miami-Dade made a disturbing discovery authorities said they found two more dead horses in the area.
Friday morning, Animal Recovery Mission investigators said they found the skeletal remains of two more horses. This news comes after a couple found the corpse of a slaughtered horse in a grassy alley, near Southwest 80th Street and 122nd Avenue, Thursday. The horse was less than 2 years old and most likely someone's pet.
Miami-Dade Police said it was likely slaughtered for its meat to sell on the black market. Investigators said predators beat then killed the stallion sometime between Wednesday and Thursday night. "Really hard to catch these guys, it's very frustrating, all you wanna see is these guys be in prison and rot," said Richard Couto of the Animal Recovery Mission.
"This horse was definitely tortured. He has a lot of trauma to the right side of his head," said an official. "Looks like he was beaten with some blunt object before he was butchered, and he was butchered alive. He wasn't shot, he was probably stabbed in the heart or his throat was slashed."
This is a very serious offense in South Florida and can carry up to a 5-year prison sentence and a $3,500 fine.
Officials are still investigating the scene.
If you have any information on this disturbing discovery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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