Another Texas horse has been killed under very mysterious circumstances.
This time the horse was owned by Port of Port Arthur Commissioner Randy Martin and killed at his feed store, The Commissioner’s Corral Feed Store on West Port Arthur Road.
It was stabbed to death according to a report from KFDM.com. You can watch the news report here.
This is eerily similar to a series of horse killings in 2020 we reported on here at Higher Calling Wildlife.
Last summer in Pearland, TX five horses were killed in the span of a month in one neighorhood and and authorities confirmed at least one of those was stabbed like Commissioner Martin’s horse. Exact means of death in the series of killings was not released to the media.
Those horses also had their meat taken and that was not the case in the Port Arthur killing.
The Pearland killings are likely tied to a black market meat trade that has been uncovered in Florida where these types of slaughters have been going on for several years.
But meat harvest is not the only motive behind Texas horse killings.
The second situation is the killing of horses for seemingly no gain other than to kill the animal or perhaps terrorize the owners.
And within an hour of Port Arthur, a string of these kinds of horse killings began in 2017.
Two of the killings were the same little girls’ horse-one two days before Christmas in 2017 and the other in February 2018 after someone gave her a new horse. Another child’s horse was killed in the same area Nov. 2017.
These horses had no meat taken. They were left dead where they were shot.
And those killings are strikingly similar to reports from summer 2020 between San Antonio and Port Mansfield.
Jessica Neu’s horse Seabiscuit was shot in a navigation district pasture outside the small coastal community last August.
“You see it on social media all the time, but I never thought it would happen to me. Someone shot and killed our horse last night in his pasture in Port Mansfield. If anyone has any leads please let us know. I am completely devastated R.I.P Seabiscuit” she said in a Facebook post.
An Aug. 5 2020 story at Spectrum News details a July killing of a little girls’ horse in Caldwell County, TX. where a horse was shot in the head and left to die. Caldwell County is a four hour drive straight up Highway 77 from Port Mansfield.
Another little girl’s horse was killed in February 2020 near Poteet according to the San Antonio-Express News. Interestingly, this is just an hour from the Caldwell County killing, one turn off of 77 from Port Mansfield (37 North).
A series of horse killings has also taken place in Colorado and Utah. A well-publicized cluster of killings in South Carolina which were believed to be stabbings has more recently been linked to feral hogs. We’ll have more on that soon.
If you have any information on any of these horse killings report it to local law enforcement officials. Horses are an important animal for many people, especially in the outdoors community.
Why they are the target of such violent acts is a mystery that needs solved-quickly.
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