Saturday, March 23, 2013
MAN SHOOTS HORSE IN VIDEO ON A BID TO OFFEND ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS – There are not that many people who do not get offended when an animal is unfairly treated, abused or even killed.
We see animals as harmless and certain defenseless against our sometimes despicable cruelty and there are many Animal Rights Activists Groups to do their utmost to protect the welfare of animals, albeit with actions that are often deemed as unorthodox and misguides at times.
The video above many will find extremely disturbing as a man executes a horse on video by shooting it at point-blank range in the head and then looking at the camera and saying; “Animal Rights Activists f*** you.”
The man, Tim Sappington, immediately started receiving a torrent of abuse from enraged activists, who were already angered at the activities of the slaughterhouse that Sappington works at.
The slaughterhouse is licenced in Rosewll, New Mexico and provides horse meat that is supplied to Mexico.
The family that own the De Los Santos slaughterhouse has also been inundated with abusive phone calls, facebook messages some of which are death threats.
While the owner of De Los Santos, Rick De Los Santo, insists he had nothing to do with the video or the slaughter of the horse, he does maintain that Tim Sappington was within his rights to slaughter his own horse and that the slaughter was on his own property. It is not against the law, as De Los Santos pointed out, to kill your own horse and eat it, however he did feel his actions of slaughtering the horse and then posting it on YouTube was a foolish thing to do.
Due to the number of threats the FBI have stepped in and intend to investigate and prosecute anyone responsible for sending death threats.
We all accept that animals are slaughtered every day in order to feed us, including horses. However we have become almost immune to the visions of slaughter as most of us never really get to see what happens inside a slaughterhouse or the distress that animals are often subjected to before they are so-called ‘humanely dispatched’.
I certainly disagree with what Tim Sappington did; as I see no reason for the slaughter of the horse other than a cruel and sick way to bait animal rights activists groups.