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Horse mutilated, killed in Williamson Co. pasture [Middle Tennessee--reward offered; please help]
WSMV.com ^ | 11/11/13 | Dennis Ferrier

Posted on 11/13/2013 8:27:24 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog

FAIRVIEW, TN (WSMV) - A picturesque part of Middle Tennessee is the scene of a shocking crime. Someone mutilated then killed a beloved horse, and the owner says the animal died in a tremendous amount of pain.

She's also worried whoever did it will do it again.

The McIlvains have lived outside Fairview for 36 years and say the reason they have stayed is the beautiful front yard pasture for their two Paso Fino horses, Bomber and Falderado.

"Paso Finos are a special breed. They are smart and very close to their rider. They take care of their rider and are very affectionate and want a lot of attention and love," said owner Barbara McIlvain.

But while the family was out of town Friday night, someone killed Bomber and even cut off body parts to keep as trophies.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsmv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: animalabuse; crime; horses
The owners of this horse are family friends. If you live in this area and have any information at all that might help find the person(s) responsible for this sick and twisted crime, please contact the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. The Macilvains are offering a reward.
1 posted on 11/13/2013 8:27:24 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Hope they left some evidence..that ends in a arrest..

Having owned a couple horses, I know how close you can get to them.

The kind of person or persons who would do something like this, is the kind of animal or animals that we don’t want in society.

Good luck in your investigations.


2 posted on 11/13/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Reminding us that there are evil persons among us. The person that would do this would do anything.


3 posted on 11/13/2013 8:38:02 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Paso Fino


4 posted on 11/13/2013 8:38:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: RobbyS

Thank you; my thoughts exactly! I shudder to think what this person might do to another human being . . . it is nothing short of pure evil.


5 posted on 11/13/2013 8:42:10 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: JoeProBono

Wow!


6 posted on 11/13/2013 8:49:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RobbyS

7 posted on 11/13/2013 9:04:47 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I have a special plan for people who injure or kill defenseless animals and arrest and/or prison is not on my list. However, hammer and nails are somewhere in the top 10.


8 posted on 11/13/2013 9:22:34 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Please ping on any news.

Terrible crime.


9 posted on 11/13/2013 9:25:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve rode Paso Finos. For me, in terms of riding experince, going from any other horse to a Paso Fino is like going from a VW Beetle to a Cadillac.

There’s sick folks out there.


10 posted on 11/13/2013 9:31:01 PM PST by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Sick means an illness beyond your control, to me at least. The animal who did this did it with willful intent and foretought. It deserves the same treatment it dished out to this innocent creature.


11 posted on 11/13/2013 10:04:13 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Definitely a danger to society.


12 posted on 11/13/2013 10:45:18 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Need more detail on the precise nature of the cuts.

Animal mutilation by person or persons unknown has become a commonplace throughout the US, particularly in the mountain states, and the MO is always the same: animals are killed, and then portions are excised with surgical precision, after which the perp leaves the area without leaving any footprints or other signs of his presence.

Any chance this was done by a wolf or other predator?


13 posted on 11/13/2013 11:44:24 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

May have been killed to get some horse meat.


14 posted on 11/13/2013 11:58:20 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“May have been killed to get some horse meat.”

Hungry human or hungry predator...?

We need more information about the cuts. Were they surgical and bloodless, or were they ragged and the earth all around covered with blood?


15 posted on 11/14/2013 12:02:11 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Story says they tied knots in the horses mane to cause it pain. Doubt it was wild animals.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 12:07:27 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

From my take on the story the Horse was for lack of a better word, Tortured before it was killed.

I’m not sure what your point is, but if someone wanted some Horse Meat, they could get it wherever it is served or sold.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 12:16:29 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Never heard of that breed before and I used to have some Morgans. It is so sad that anyone would be so cruel to any animals. I pray that whoever is responsible is caught-—but if not—they will pay eventually, anyhow. It would be nice to prevent them from hurting any other animals, though, before they meet their maker, which I hope is soon.


18 posted on 11/14/2013 12:21:09 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

What a cruel and senseless act. People suck. I hope they find who did this soon. Says they were out of town. Could be someone who knew they would be.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 12:50:06 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

20 posted on 11/14/2013 2:08:37 AM PST by fso301
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To: Jack Hammer

Very strange story with very little info, to even speculate on what happen is difficult. Was the horse tethered? in a small pen? An answer to those two questions would sure help. It will be hard to convince me that a person or even persons were able to control that horse long enough to inflict that kind of damage. A horse is a very powerful animal and can easily kill a person. When I was a kid one of the hands rode up on a stud and a mare, the stud attacked his horse and when he was knocked off it bit him on the leg shaking him like a rag, then proceeded to bite most of his scalp off. The scalp was saved but he lost the leg.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 3:03:55 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Kickass Conservative

Here in florida its not uncommon for horses to be killed for the meat. That doesn’t usually involve torture but does sometimes


22 posted on 11/14/2013 3:30:38 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Oh its still illegal to serve or sell horse meat in the us


23 posted on 11/14/2013 3:31:46 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RobbyS
Reminding us that there are evil persons among us. The person that would do this would do anything.

Animals are usually a precursor to moving on to human victims - no problem shooting the perp(s) on sight.

24 posted on 11/14/2013 3:59:48 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Jack Hammer

Maybe the are hungry horse meat is eaten around the world.


25 posted on 11/14/2013 4:02:12 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: LittleSpotBlog

If you like your horse, you should keep it off the hardtop roads. Like Bicycles, they pay no road or gas taxes but expect to be an equal on the roads with cars. If no meat was taken from the horse then it certainly was a crime as it is delicious. Keep your horse off the roads and diaper them.


26 posted on 11/14/2013 5:14:02 AM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: AKinAK
If you like your horse, you should keep it off the hardtop roads. Like Bicycles, they pay no road or gas taxes but expect to be an equal on the roads with cars. If no meat was taken from the horse then it certainly was a crime as it is delicious. Keep your horse off the roads and diaper them.

You really shouldn't drink and post.

27 posted on 11/14/2013 7:46:10 AM PST by ibheath
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To: ibheath

What part of my comment offends you?


28 posted on 11/14/2013 9:15:06 AM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: driftdiver

Wow, good thing if you’re a Horse.

Guess the guy should have gone down to Mexico for a bite rather than torturing and killing the Animal here. Probably couldn’t afford to because of his Obamacare Premiums.


29 posted on 11/14/2013 9:19:33 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: driftdiver

Inhumane People should be treated Inhumanely.


30 posted on 11/14/2013 9:20:57 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: riverrunner

“On Saturday morning, November 9, 2013, a 26-year-old gelding named Bomber was discovered in his Fairview, Tennessee, pasture dead with strange, bloodless excisions of hide from his body 33 miles southwest of Nashville.

“The pasture was monitored by two infrared cameras that are triggered by motion, but there were no unusual frames that night of November 8 to 9.

“However, previously the infrared cameras had captured an unusual glowing beam shining on a second horse in Bomber’s pasture on October 12 and September 19.”

Characteristic mysterious animal mutilation, such as have been going on for many years around the US and in other places throughout the world.

Unexplainable, although many have tried.


31 posted on 11/14/2013 12:48:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: AKinAK

your comments don’t offend me, it shows your stupid and just looking for a fight with some freepers...you seem to be the exception to the rule freepers are highly intelligent. Troll, and an ugly one at that.


32 posted on 11/14/2013 7:05:07 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Gee goat, I simply spoke my thoughts about this whole horse thing and now I’m stupid “and looking for a fight.” You certainly have some kind of imagination and then you also call me a troll! How immature. And then YOU lump yourself in with all the other “highly intelligent” freepers! Get a grip.


33 posted on 11/14/2013 10:41:31 PM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: AKinAK

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34 posted on 11/15/2013 11:38:30 AM PST by goat granny
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