We are highlighting this article not for its sensationalism, but to help warn local horse owners to be extra vigilant. Horses are being killed and bodies hacked. The reasons listed are speculative but hopefully the bizarre nature of the incidents and related reporting will raise awareness and save lives.
Cross-posted from The Sun
Written by SHARON HENDRY
AN ill wind whistles through the Cornish coastline as darkness descends upon the Duchy.
For the past week, an ominous shadow has loomed large over the usually laid-back local community, who now fear a Satanic killer could be in their midst.
Their fears were sparked last Saturday after a horse was mutilated in the peaceful town of Stithians, near Falmouth.
Friesian stallion Erik had his stomach slit, an eye gouged out, teeth smashed and his genitalia hacked off. Owner Dawn Jewell, 27, found him dead in the field near her home.
Dawn, a mum-of-three, said: “It’s sick. Who could do this to an animal that has never harmed anyone? He was my baby, my best friend.
“He was a big strong horse — they must have used something to subdue him.”
It is thought Erik was slaughtered during the night of January 7. Chillingly, that was St Winebald’s Day — an event dedicated to animal or human sacrifice by Satanists.
And while dozens of police officers with sniffer dogs scoured the field where the killing took place, another local revealed how her horse was killed in the same way during a full moon in January five years ago.
Rosemary Penn, a competition horse breeder from nearby Bodmin, found her beloved rescued Shetland gelding Douglas mutilated. The three-year-old was left to die with his eyes gouged out and genitalia removed.
Rosemary, 55, said: “He was opened up like a casket. The other horses were completely traumatised — they witnessed it. Read full story >>