In the early hours of March 26th, 2019, ARM Investigators responded to a call of a gruesome scene in Homestead, South Florida involving horse slaughter. One horse was stabbed multiple times in the heart and two horses are currently missing from the same area. They are presumed to have been slaughtered and their meat sold on the black market for human consumption.
During the night, unidentified criminals cut through the wire fence that lead to the area where the 13 year old Paso Fino mare, named Destiny, was being kept. Whilst on the crime scene, ARM investigators documented a bloody trail that unraveled a harrowing tale of Destiny’s struggle to escape the culprits. Destiny was able to break free and fled her way back into the property, yet eventually she succumbed to the fatal wounds and she slowly bled out to death.
During the investigation, ARM also surveyed a dumping kill area close to the crime scene. The remains of multiple horses were found in this desolate, ungoverned area.
This investigation continues with the search for those responsible for the crimes upon Destiny. A reward of $20,000 is being offered to information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person / persons responsible for this heartless crime.
Information related to these incidents should be directed to Animal Recovery Mission by visiting www.animalrecoverymission.org or by calling 786-877-2013.
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