☛ Horse abuse still ongoing 11-19 -16
HORSE ABUSE AND SLAUGHTER STILL ONGOING
BUT SOME HORSES IN HORSE RESCUES NEED TO BE RESCUED
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 19, 2016
On Nov. 18, the Miami Herald reported that a suspected horse slaughterhouse operation in rural Miami-Dade was raided by police, where they arrested a man accused of selling undercover cops illegal horse meat for $7 a pound.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle called the case “the first successful infiltratration … into the extremely close-knit and secretive world” of horse meat sales. There are no facilities in the United States that are regulated to slaughter horses for human consumption and a handful of previous arrests in Miami-Dade have been only for possession of illegal horse flesh, which is a misdemeanor.
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In another article released by CBS News 11, 50 horses were rescued from a horse rescue located in Hill County, Texas, just south of Fort Worth.
The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT), along with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office took the animals from the Thunderfoot Equine and Rescue, where they found 50 horses emaciated, injured and several near death. One horse had to be euthanized.
“It was a concentration camp,” said Sandy Shelby, the Executive Director of the HSNT. The horses were taken to a ranch in Joshua, where veterinarians and volunteers will work to try to nurse them back to health. The HSNT is looking for volunteers and donations to help treat the horses.
The Hill County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the woman running the horse rescue could face multiple felony charges of animal cruelty. She is scheduled to appear before a civil court next Monday, Nov. 21.
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