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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
After two of his horses were found dead in their pasture Wednesday morning, James Frady is more than angry. The Dana resident said he is wondering how he will explain the brutal incident to neighborhood children.

Two of Frady's horses were found lying in a pasture on Union Hill Church Road after bleeding to death from throat wounds. The horses, both Tennessee Walkers, were valued at about $8,000, Frady said.

Children waiting to catch the school bus in the morning would pet and give treats to the horses, a mare named Dolly and a gelding named Hawk, Frady said. Dolly, who was expected to give birth to a foal in May, occasionally was taken to birthday parties to give rides, he said.

"They're more than just a horse to us," Frady said. "They're a part of the family."

A school bus driver noticed the horses lying the pasture off of Sugarloaf Road Wednesday morning and called Frady's neighbor, who then phoned him, Frady said.

The horses were killed sometime between 9 p.m. Tuesday night and 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Henderson County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Randy Stepp.

Their bodies were found about 200 yards apart, Hawk by near the fence by the roadside and Dolly by a feeding shed, Frady said.

The animals lost a large amount of blood before dying, Stepp said.

"They did some suffering," he said. "We found quite a bit of blood throughout the pasture in numerous places."

The horses were sent to a diagnostic lab for autopsies, Stepp said. Results, which should determine the cause of death, are expected to return today, he said.

Frady owns five other horses, all of which were in another pasture when Hawk and Dolly died, he said.

Their deaths are not the first in that pasture, Frady said. A Belgian horse died in April in the same pasture after being stabbed in the throat, he said. No one was arrested in connection with the incident.

Wednesday's incident might be related because Hawk and Dolly died from similar wounds, Frady said.

"It probably took them an hour or more to die," he said. "They didn't kill them, they slaughtered them."

Anyone arrested in connection with the deaths will face felony animal cruelty charges, Stepp said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crimestoppers at 697-STOP or the Sheriff's Department at 697-4911. Crimestoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, Stepp said.

this happened not far from where I live, in the county where I used to live.
post #2 of 27
That is just horrible! I hope that none of the school kids saw them!
post #3 of 27
Oh my God! This is just too terrible and cruel!
post #4 of 27
OMG how horrible! God bless those poor horses... I can't stand the thought of them suffering
post #5 of 27
OMG!!I hope they find who did this and make them suffer.
post #6 of 27
OMG! How awful! It's so sad that those horses had to suffer.

How sick can people be?
post #7 of 27
This burns me. I dont understand what reason anyone would have to kill horses?????
post #8 of 27
I saw this post, yet another "This is awful" post, and my heart just sank. What kind of world do we live in where people like this exist? How can we as a society produce such people who take pleasure in hurting and killing such gentle creatures who have never harmed them??
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
The horrible thing is they showed the bodies of the horses on our local news.

Part of me wonders if it is something to do with halloween coming up? Satanists coming out of the woodwork? I don't know.
post #10 of 27
Kelli, this type of thing apprently goes on all over the world. We've had numerous incidents, often with genital mutilation, over the years here in Germany, too. Back in the 70s there was even a play about it - "Equus", which I believe was also filmed. It's so sick.
post #11 of 27
Thats terrible. AND the mare was pregnant! some people are so twisted
post #12 of 27
That's so sad. It's awful that they had to suffer..
post #13 of 27


How horrible! And it was the THIRD horse to have this happen to.

So sad.
post #14 of 27
God Bless those three horses and their owner!

This is just terrible and so sad!

How can someone be so sick?
post #15 of 27
I hope they catch the people who did that to those beautiful creatures, and I hope they get a LOT more than a slap on the hand. They should go to prison for life!
post #16 of 27
OMG.

That is so horrible. It makes me so mad.
post #17 of 27
If and when that cruel beast of a person is found I wonder if he/she would like to have the same thing done to him/her? I know that sounds extremely harsh but when ever I read about any animals being killed no matter how it just infuriates me to no end. The punishment should always IMO fit the crime!

I had a beautiful Elk living on my property when I first came up here and then hunting season started for Deer. This idiot shot and killed the Elk and left the body on my property (of which there is a No Trespassing & No Hunting Allowed sign)!

A very good friend of mine a mile down the road saw a stranger leaving my property then contained him and called the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police). He took the OPP to where he left this beautiful Female Elk who had just given birth while she was dieing. The OPP arrested the man on the spot was taken to jail and then severly prosecuted. He had to pay a fine of $25,000 for the Female and $50,000 for the calf that was still born. He also has to do 5 years without parole and when he gets out, he's not allowed to own any guns, bows & arrows or any kind of weapon at all...not even a Knife!

I think in this particular case the legal system worked in our favour, but in so many other cases the legal system has a tendancy to forget what is precious to us.

My friend who caught the guy owns 2 Belgian horses (Bert & Dan), if anything ever happens to his horses I know that justice will be in our favour.
post #18 of 27
Sorry forgot to mention that the only thing the jerk had to say to the court was,
Quote:
"Your Honour I thought it was a Deer as it looked like a Deer."
Oh please give me a break, a Deer and and Elk looking nothing alike at all. The only similarty is that they both have 4 legs!
post #19 of 27
Oh no!! too many stories like that i have heard before. I HATE IT!!
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
PETA joins horse death investigation
\tHarmony Johnson
Times-News Staff Writer

An animal rights activist group has joined forces with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department in hopes of finding the person responsible for the deaths of two horses last week in a Dana pasture.

Two horses were found Oct. 8 lying in a pasture on Union Hill Church Road after bleeding to death from throat wounds. The horses, both Tennessee walkers, were valued at about $8,000 combined, said James Frady, who owned the animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an international animal rights organization, is offering a $2,500 reward, in addition to the $2,000 offered by Crimestoppers, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for killing the horses.

"We were very concerned that the perpetrators of this crime had not been found yet," said PETA caseworker Stephanie Bell. "Our hope is that by increasing the dollar amount of the reward that the perpetrators will be found."

Some Dana community members notified PETA about the deaths of the horses and wanted the organization to be aware that no arrest had been made in connection with the incident, Bell said.

The horses, a pregnant mare named Dolly and a gelding named Hawk, were killed sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 8, said Sheriff's Department Sgt. Randy Stepp. The animals lost a large amount of blood before dying, he said.

Frady owns five other horses, all of which were in another pasture when Hawk and Dolly died, he said.

Their deaths are not the first in that pasture, Frady said. A Belgian horse died in April in the same pasture after being stabbed in the throat, he said. No one was arrested in connection with the incident.

Sheriff's Department officials are continuing to investigate the most recent deaths. Investigators are awaiting complete autopsy results on the horses, which are expected to return sometime this week, Stepp said.

Anyone arrested in connection with the deaths may face felony animal cruelty charges, Stepp said.
post #21 of 27
OMG!!! Just reading this. And one was pregnant???? How terribly sad.

This happened to a farmer close to here. 2 of his horses were tortured. One died.
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally posted by Kiwideus
PETA joins horse death investigation
\tHarmony Johnson
Times-News Staff Writer
ALRIGHT!!!!!!!! It's about time PETA got involved in these horrid slayings!!!!

My heart still goes out to the owner and the children who will deeply miss those beautiful creatures!

Thanks for the update, Kellye! Please keep us informed of further updates (like when they catch the #!%^&*#!
post #23 of 27
Very SICK people!!
post #24 of 27
They should install security cameras and catch the BAS*#RDS that did this!!! How cruel!
post #25 of 27


Thats sooo sad....

May the horses and their owner be blessed.

I hope they catch whoever did such a horrible thing. These people NEED some serious help......



I too hope the children didn't see anything.

post #26 of 27
Please let us know what happens (if/when they catch the person/s).

Anyone that can hurt an innocent creature deserves to be in jail not walking around free.



My sympathies go out to the owners.
post #27 of 27
There have been some incidents, like that , here. Someone has been slashing horses' thoats, at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. About eight horses have suffered superficial wounds. The first couple were thought to be accidental but, as more of them got cuts, it now known to be deliberate. It happens when the horses are in the night corral.

I hope they catch all of these sickos.
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