Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Grisly attack on miniature horses leaves six dead

See also

A shockingly brutal crime that occurred Friday night is now hitting media sources on Dec. 23 from South Australia. Six miniature horses were killed in the security of their own stalls in their stable on Friday night. Each little horse had its throat cut. Strangely enough, three other miniature horses stabled in the same barn were left untouched.

The owners of the horses believe that the horses were killed in a deliberate action – a hit –by someone that knew them. They published a statement on their Facebook page [Jacksons Miniature Horses] saying:

These horses were not slaughtered by any random lowlife. They were deliberately murdered by someone who knows us. It was a 'hit'.

We will get the insane low life scum who did this however long it takes. ...

A $100,000 reward has been posted seeking information that leads to a prosecution in this horrific case.

The brutalized horses were discovered by a staff member at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. They had been checked last around 9:00 p.m., putting the killings between those hours. Terry Hocking tends to the horses and was called to the farm by the person who found the dead horses. They just found one of the little ones after the other.

Daniel Spong, son, has a hard time understanding such brutality and thinks that someone would have to be an “extremely sick individual” to do something like this. The family has no idea who is behind the slaughter.

The three surviving miniature horses seem traumatized by the ordeal of the night. The killed animals had recently showed at Mallala, north of Adelaide.

Owner Julie Jackson says she is shocked by the attack on her horses. They trusted everyone and were trained and obedient. The family raised the miniature horses from birth. The six horses have been buried on the property.

The three lone survivors are being lovingly cared for by the owners and the staff.

According to Superintendent Rob Williams, a prosecution can bring with it up to 10 years jailtime. Officials are asking for any and all assistance from the public to solve this especially nasty crime against defenseless, innocent small horses.

"Significant penalties [are] involved in these types of crimes, and we are asking for the community's help to give us the information through Crime Stoppers. Any information will be of assistance."

Anybody with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

See Video by ABC

If you enjoyed this article by Heidi Rucki, please click the link above to subscribe and get others. It’s free, informative and anonymous. Read Rucki's articles on Examiner.com and on her website, www.DressYourHorse.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!