Tennessee Horse Shooting Might be Hate Crime

The horse’s owners believe the animal might have been the victim of a hate crime aimed at his owner, a practicing Sikh.
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Tennessee law enforcement authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Tennessee Walking Horse in a Nashville pasture. Meanwhile, the horse’s owners believe the animal might have been the victim of a hate crime.

Don Aaron, public affairs manager for the Metropolitan Nashville Police department, said an owner reported that his Tennessee Walking Horse had been fatally shot while grazing in a pasture on June 28. Upon investigation, police personnel discovered that the horse had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head.

Aaron declined further comment except to say that the shot was not the result of a stray hunting bullet.

“There is no hunting season going on at this time,” he said. “The motivation for this crime is yet to be determined

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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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