Another Florida horse has become the victim of what is the unlawful killing of a horse for its meat. In fact, the illegal black market horse meat trade has already claimed many horse victims in Florida, particularly in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This animal’s remains were removed from a canal in Loxahatchee, Florida, on Thursday, October 10, and several more dismembered, butchered parts on Friday, October 11.
The remains of this horse and the one found in June were Palm Beach County’s first cases of butchered horses for meat. The first horse was found several miles away. The primary location for this illegal horse slaughter activity has generally been in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
A fisherman discovered the horse remains in the waters of the canal on Thursday. A pest control company was called in to remove the body parts. Additional remains were found on Friday and these were also removed at once.
According to Palm Beach County Animal Control, it appeared that the horse was shot in the head. It was then butchered, its choice meats cut up and the bones dumped.
Illegal horse slaughter has presented quite a problem in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward. In order to halt the illicit horse meat trade, possession of horse meat was made a felony in Florida.
Investigation into the latest horse butcher case continues.
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