Broward Sheriff’s Office search for horse slaughter suspects

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

by LOCAL 10 NEWS MIAMI, FLORIDA Watch video report >> SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. - The Broward Sheriff's Office was looking for thieves Tuesday who stole a horse and then slaughtered him about two blocks from his home in Southwest Ranches. About 7 a.m. Saturday, David Sangiao-Parga told deputies Marco, his 8-year-old retired racehorse, had been… Continue reading Broward Sheriff’s Office search for horse slaughter suspects

Antivenin that saves life of Florida snake handler made from horses

Snake bite antivenin. Wyeth.

FRANCES ROBLES reporting for the Miami Herald writes: Snake handler Giselle Hosein was in the middle of her performance Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood, displaying a three-foot Indian cobra also known as “naja naja” when, as she placed the “spectacled” cobra back into its cage, it nipped the palm… Continue reading Antivenin that saves life of Florida snake handler made from horses

ESPN to air horse slaughter segment week of Kentucky Derby

ESPN will air a special segment of E:60, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 7 pm, on the slaughter of racehorses taking place in the Miami area of Florida to supply the black market demand for horse meat for human consumption. "Inside the Horse Meat Black Market" airs the week of the Kentucky Derby to draw… Continue reading ESPN to air horse slaughter segment week of Kentucky Derby

Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com Written by PAT RAIA A Florida man, Luis Miguel Cordero, was sentenced on Feb. 1 to serve four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat. In September 2009, Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Santiago Cabrera in connection with a July 2009… Continue reading Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

Van full of horse meat leads to Florida arrest

Reuters reports: MIAMI — A man whose bloody fingerprints were found on a van full of horse meat was arrested on Wednesday, the latest in the Miami area to be charged in connection with black-market butchering of horses for human consumption. Juan Martinez-Gonzalez, 44, was charged with improper disposal of dead animals and creating a… Continue reading Van full of horse meat leads to Florida arrest