Slain horse’s owners working to prevent cruel killings

MGN Online

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) – People around the world have come together for a horse slaughtered in Manatee County.

The Bradenton Herald reports ( that in less than a week, outraged donors have contributed more than $50,000 to help find who killed Phedras de Blondel, a show horse slaughtered sometime in the early hours of Oct. 25 at Imperial Farms Equestrian Center.

Donors say they want to help prevent such killings in the future.

Horse owners Debbie and Steve Stephens say they are setting up a nonprofit foundation to prevent the theft and slaughter of horses for their meat.

Of the money raised, $30,000 is set aside as a reward for information leading to those responsible for the horse’s death. The remaining $20,000 would go toward the foundation.

No arrests have been made.

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