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Outrage Over Video of Man Shooting Horse

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 4:15pm
Outrage Over Video of Man Shooting Horse

Last week, the Internet exploded over a widely shared video of a New Mexico man, Tim Sappington, shooting a seemingly healthy, young horse between the eyes while cursing out “animal activists.” The video is horrifying, and Sappington is under investigation by the New Mexico Livestock Board for animal cruelty.

Sappington worked for the Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico—the same slaughterhouse that has an application pending with the USDA for permission to slaughter horses for human consumption. 

While we mourn Sappington’s victim, this callous fan of horse meat may have actually helped our mission more than he harmed it by exposing horse slaughter for what it is: cold and cruel. The video generated a firestorm of public and media criticism about the ongoing efforts to reopen horse slaughter plants in the U.S., as well as interest in the related legislative efforts to prevent it.

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The ASPCA has worked closely with federal legislators and other advocacy groups to develop the SAFE Act, a bill that will ban the slaughter of horses nationwide. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to urge your U.S. senators and representative to support and cosponsor the SAFE Act.

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Amy Dorrler

An eye for an eye. He should be shot between the eyes!

Kathleen madden

Piece of crap human being!!!

anita james

I would but i am Canadian. Can you fix it so i can say something too.

Barbara Nugent

I wish to urge all Hawaii state senators & representatives to develop the SAFE Act to forever ban the slaughter of horses nationwide.

Justine Smith

The lowlife will rot in hell....!!!!

carolkyer

I knew this heartless wicked man was going to shoot that beautiful animal in a most cruel heartless act! I turned the video off so I wouldn't see it. hang this low life son of a worthless life!he is beyond heartless and wicked! he is a sadistic greedy heartless scumrot monster! He needs shot between the eyes! All this bastard cares about is his blood money. well bury this scum rot in it!

Tricia

this guy needs to pay for his actions if this is true. AND NO I DO NOT WANT TO EAT HORSE MEAT!!!!! stop slaughtering them!

Jana dodge

I say he should be shot right between the eyes!!! This asshole shouldn't even be breathing. Shooting that poor horse was a lack of humanity and a sole, obviously he has no heart!

Marie Davis

In the Bible one Commandment states : Thou Shall Not Kill! Murder is murder! You murder a human or non- human life, your a murderer, this disgusting waste of a human needs to be exterminated the same way he has murdered those precious horses!

Gida Naser

PEOPLE WHO DO THAT TO ANY ANIMALS SHOULD BE SHOT IN THE HEAD SEE HOW THEY WOULD FEEL THEY DON'T THINK THAT BACK IN THE WESTERN DAYS IF IT WAS'NT FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL HORSES THEY WOULD SIT ON THEIR FAT LAZY ASSES IN THEIR HOMES THOSE HORSES WERE THEIR ONLY TRASPORTATION BACK THEN AND THATS THE THANKS THE HORSES GET? GOD SEES EVERYTHING THEY DO TO HIS ANIMALS THEY WILL BURN IN HELL FOR THEIR SINS BACK THEN AND TODAY REMEMBER YOU PATHETIC ANIMALS HATERS OUT THERE GOD SEES EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO WHEN YOU DO THAT TO HIS ANIMALS.

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