WARNING STRONG CONTENT, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AGAINST ANIMALS
For activists, the video is not only an animal execution on tape, it’s a public challenge.
The clip, posted on YouTube, shows an employee of a southeastern New Mexico slaughterhouse — a business that is seeking federal approval to slaughter horses — shooting a colt between the eyes with a .45-caliber handgun after he taunts activists who have opposed reintroducing horse slaughter in the U.S.
Then Tim Sappington walks away from the downed horse, looking into the camera and saying, “Good.”
The killing took place last year on Sappington’s property, and sparked broader protest after his daughter posted the 50-second video online this week. The video has prompted death threats to the Roswell-based Valley Meat Co., where Sappington has worked maintenance.
“They’ve been threatened — every activist in the world has threatened the company at one time or another,” Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon told the Los Angeles Times.
The state Livestock Board executed a search warrant Thursday at Sappington’s home.
“Officers found the hide of the horse as well as the rope he used to lead it to the place it was shot,” Coon told The Times. “Sappington told us, ‘I’ve processed the horse. I’ve got it in my freezer. People who come here know what they’re eating.’”
The incident follows proposed federal legislation that would ban the export of American horses for slaughter, reinstitute a ban on slaughtering them in the U.S., and protect the public from consuming “toxic” horse meat.* (taken from the Latimes.com)
I watched the video. Am I shocked? Yes…I’m shocked that Sappington was stupid enough to make a video manifesto of his slaughter of the horse and puzzled over his predilection for horse flesh. Dude if you want to eat horse meat that’s your business (I guess), but film the execution of the horse? Before my readers freak out I ask, do you eat chicken, beef or pork? How do you think those animals ultimately get to your dinner plate? Somebody has to kill them. Sappington does it quickly and efficiently but his arrogance of recording the execution is the pantheon of stupidity. Sappington should simply have stayed in anonymity in his nasty little decrepit horse meat eating rat hole in New Mexico. Look at the picture I posted. It looks like Sappington lives in a junk yard. No wonder this retard is eating horse meat. We should consider ourselves lucky that he does not have some unlucky human being trussed up and hanging from a ceiling beam of his shed waiting to be served up as family supper. I mean seriously…shoot the horse and video record it? Oh and one more thought. Why on earth would Sappingtons daughter post the “horse snuff video” online. She is evidently as dumb as her father. Sappington and his daughter definitively prove that “stupidity can’t be cured”. What a family of horse meat eating dumbasses. Who eats horse meat anyway?
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