Justice Sought After Family’s Horses Stolen, Slaughtered For Meat, Dumped In Canal

Published: February 07, 2023 at 11:21 PM Author: PENNY EIMS

Miami-Dade, FL – Over the weekend, someone cut through fencing and stole a family’s two beloved horses from their stalls. The horses, Sammy and War on the Home Front, were found the next day, dumped in a canal not far from their home; someone had butchered them for meat, leaving bones and their heads behind.

The horses’ owner, David Bradley, told WSVN News, “They’re our children, and they were abducted and killed for meat.”

Bradley had reached out via social media to try and find the horses after it was discovered that they were missing.

Explaining why he believes his horses were slaughtered to CBS News:

“This is a big cultural thing. In Cuba, people believe that eating horse meat will cure things like AIDS and cancer. That’s like going into someone’s yard, and eating their dog because they think it makes them grow wings, it’s ridiculous.”

Whoever is behind this despicable incident must be found and punished. If you are outraged, please add your name to the petition today! Please share this petition to help raise awareness and find the person(s) responsible. Animal Victory wants to see whoever is responsible exposed, charged, and sent to jail!

Animal Victory is currently working with Suzette Rice from Miami-Dade Crimestoppers and has given $1,000 to the reward fund with the hopes that it will lead to the identification of whoever is responsible for this reprehensible act of cruelty. We will have first-hand up-to-date information as it arrives and update the petition.

If you have any information that could help the police in this case, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.




Update 8/22/2023: On August 11, two horses were stolen from a ranch in the Rolling Oaks area of Southwest Ranches (Florida). Stolen were Milagro, a nine-month-old filly, and Venus, a three-year-old mare. Officials with Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) fear the horses may be slaughtered and sold for their meat, which is valuable on the black market. Richard Couto, ARM’s founder, told CBS News Miami’s Peter D’Oench, “The price of its hide is much greater than alive. Horse meat is so lucrative in South Florida. We have been doing this for 15 years and I don’t think we have ever recovered a stolen horse.” 

This is an ongoing issue in Florida and Animal Victory is committed to raising awareness to help find and prosecute the evil people involved. Please continue to share this petition as we work to bring this cruel madness to an end. Read about the latest case at this link.

Update 7/15/2023: Animal Victory spoke with Meg Weinberger, the director of Rescue Life who had originally rescued both horses. There is speculation that the Miami Dade police know who is responsible, but for reasons unknown, there has not been an arrest. We are pursuing this case and will be following up with the authorities until we get answers. 

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