Former racehorse Marco was stolen and slaughtered near his home in Southwest Ranches, Florida.

Mayor wants tough horse slaughter law

Former racehorse Marco was stolen and slaughtered near his home in Southwest Ranches, Florida.
Former racehorse Marco was stolen and slaughtered near his home in Southwest Ranches, Florida. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call BSO at 954-765-4321.

Cross-posted from NBC News Channel 6 South Florida

Written by BRIAN HAMACHER

FLORIDA (Oct. 25, 2012) — Officials in Southwest Ranches are taking on the South Florida horse slaughter problem with a new measure that would be one of the most stringent equine protection laws in the state.

The Equine Protection Act, named Marco’s Law after a racehorse that was found slaughtered in the town in August, would carry strict penalties and incarceration for anyone who willfully kills, maims, mutilates or causes great bodily harm or permanent disability to any horse in the town.

Violators would be subject to a minimum mandatory fine of $5,000 and minimum mandatory period of incarceration. The law will be voted on during the Town Council meeting Thursday night. Read more >>

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