More Horses Found Butchered in Florida

The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat were found in Hialeah Gardens.
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The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat have been found in Hialeah Gardens, Florida.

Laurie Waggoner, director of rescue operations for the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said the remains included those of a Thoroughbred with the upper lip removed to eliminate an identifying tattoo, a bay horse with no facial markings, and a Palomino. All appeared to have been butchered at the scene, she said.

The Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Agricultural Patrol Section is investigating the incident.

The animals are the latest to be found in Miami-Dade County in recent years, said South Florida SPCA President Kathleen Monahan

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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