The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) posted on their Twitter account Monday that the remains of a horse were were found in the area of SW 192nd Avenue just south of 136th Street.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
On Sunday, a Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol discovered the carcass of a brutally slaughtered horse at SW 187th Avenue and SW 180th Street.READ MORE: Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
It’s not clear who, if anyone, owned either of the horses.
“It’s happening all too often here in Miami-Dade County,” said Kathleen Monahan, president of SFSPCA. “There is a demand for horse meat for human consumption among those who believe it has medicinal and/or magical qualities.”MORE NEWS: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
In reality, the meat is toxic due to the vaccinations and regular medications that horses are given, many of which are known to cause cancer in humans.