Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You can't imagine what I'd do to them if I got my hands on them

So I'm taking a hiatus from my unannounced bloggy break to rant a bit. Y'all don't mind, do you?

Lately down here in South Florida we've had a bit of a problem with horse killers. These are cold-blooded murderers sneaking into barns and stables, mostly in Miami-Dade County, and butchering PETS to sell their meat on the black market.

Did you know that horse meat can go for as much as $20 a pound?

And I thought rib-eye was getting pricey.

The latest was a mare, named Bonita, who was likely alive when they sliced off a portion of her chest and her legs and then burned her next to her stable. Her foal was found alive, lying next to her charred body.

Infuriated doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this. I've been a horse lover all my life and though I understand that horse meat is commonly eaten in many other countries, I can't wrap my head around someone slaughtering an animal, a beloved PET, so inhumanely.

I hope these madmen have night terrors for the rest of their lives. I hope they wake up in cold sweats and hear the screams of their victims in their heads until they die.

Unfortunately, I doubt anyone who could bring themselves to be so cruel has the conscious to feel anything like remorse.

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled happy family blogging soon. Just had to get that out.


Karen said...[Reply to comment]

Stories like this are why I try to avoid the news. I like living in my little bubble.

mah-meeee said...[Reply to comment]

holy crap... i didn't know people do sh*t like that. i think they should make this news further than just florida. bet it'll generate alot more press and alot more pressure to crack down on things like this.

who in the world needs horse meat? gosh it almost sounds like those people that goes to another country and gets drugged and their organ harvested.

it's just wrong.

thanks for your post. it puts me aware of stuff like that.

Domestic Spaz said...[Reply to comment]

It's scary, isn't it? It's common to eat horse meat in some European countries and in many Latin American countries so I'd be willing to wager that it fetches such a great price due to our diverse Latin American culture down here.

If we could stop people from buying it they'd stop killing them... that's where the real awareness needs to be.

Lishak said...[Reply to comment]

How utterly horrific! My stomach clenched after reading this story. I can't believe there are people out there like that. I hope they are caught and prosecuted to the highest degree. Criminals!

Leanne said...[Reply to comment]

That's absolutely disgusting. It makes me sik just thinking about.

Prison would be too good for the kind of filth capable of doing something like that.

Bonnie said...[Reply to comment]

So sad. Glad you let us know what is going on but it just makes me so sad!!!!