2nd teen arrested in North Miami-Dade horse killings
Police arrested a second teen Tuesday in connection with the recent North Miami-Dade horse killings believed to be fueled by a market for equine meat.
Santiago Cabrera, a 19-year-old from Hialeah, was arrested Monday evening and charged with armed burglary, animal cruelty, killing a registered breed horse and breaking or injuring a fence.
According to Miami-Dade police, Cabrera confessed to taking part in two separate killings wherein the horses were cut limb from limb while still alive.
And each time he made off with a few hundred bucks, police say, quick money earned by helping three others break into local ranches, pull horses from their stalls, then tear them apart.
Both killings are only a fraction of those recorded this year in South Florida, where about 18 horses have been slaughtered so far. Investigators believe the killings are fueled by a demand for their illegal meat, a result of demands from a black market that has unsettled the local equine community.
Police last week arrested Luis Miguel Cordero, 18, after investigators received a tip that he was planning to kill another horse. Detectives placed a wire on a prospect they say was approached by Cordero and offered $2,000 to take part in the slaughter.
Cordero was slapped with a slew of charges, including armed burglary and animal cruelty for his alleged role in the Sept. 9 killing of a horse at Lazy L Ranch in North Miami-Dade.
So I have been reading about these horse killings for months and every time it has made me more and more angry. I am so happy that they finally caught at least some of the jack asses that did these horrible, horrible killings. So you all know that I try and keep my blog a positive place. I am not a fugly site by any stretch of the imagination. These teenagers make me so mad though that I thought we could have a fun game today. How about we play, “How can we punish the evil people who tore horses apart limb by limb while they were alive”? I’ll go first.
I am thinking an eye for an eye might be a good idea. I don’t need to kill them, but I think cutting off an arm, preferably their dominate one, might be a good start.
See how fun that is? Now it’s your turn!
And I really hope that they can find all the assholes who took part in the killings. I cannot imagine the horror of going to find my horse and seeing him in pieces in a field. I am literally shaking just writing that disgusting sentence. Those murderers better get punished to the maximum extent.