Man sought after horse slaughtered for meat in Florida

in Florida News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Manatee County deputies have released a new clue in a gruesome case of animal cruelty after a horse was found slaughtered earlier this month.

Investigators over the weekend released surveillance photos of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Dec. 1 case.

The photos were released days after officials put out a warning to horse owners about an increase in horse deaths across the state, including at least two in Central Florida.

Although no horses have been killed in Lake County, the Sheriff’s Office there said horses found slaughtered in Manatee, Marion and Sumter counties were apparently harvested for their meat in Palmetto, Florida.