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Video Captures Fla. Man Believed To Have Sexually Assaulted Horse

2:08 PM, Mar 3, 2013   |    comments
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Marion County, Fla. (WTSP) -- Abby Conder treats her horses like they are her kids.

"We breed these horses, we show them, we sell them."

Since May, she says her world class miniature horses have been under attack.

"She had been severely brutalized," Conder said of one of her horses. "She had been raped both by a man and by several objects. She was so hematomed on the back and so bloody, that she looked like they put her whole bottom through a garbage disposal."

The vet found bodily fluids inside the horse. Conder says Marion County Sheriff investigators took a report, but they haven't been much help.

"We have been told that we have to catch him in the act and if we catch him in the act and then call them, they will come and arrest him. But we don't want to die trying to protect our horses."

She says they bought a dog to protect the horses, but it was beaten to death as well. So they setup surveillance and a live internet feed. On Saturday the cameras caught him.

"He inspected the horses that were on the left first to see what horses were in stalls. "

Conder goes on to say, "They are tied to the corner to the fence, where they have been abused and been tortured. They can't fight with a person, they don't know to fight with a person, they would go with anybody. "

Conder is hoping someone will recognize the person in the video and is sending him a warning.

"I've never shot a gun in my life, but if I catch this man in this barn taking out another one of my horses and he's gonna traumatize this young horse and hurt her internally like he has my other horses, I will come down and I will kill him."

Florida is one of a handful of states with laws against having sex with animals. That law passed in 2011.


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