WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
A horse died in agony after it was stabbed in the throat by thieves who allegedly wanted to eat it.
The 13-year-old horse, named Destiny, was stolen through a hole cut in a barn fence in Miami, Florida on March 26.
Destiny was stabbed numerous times in the heart and throat before she managed to escape her attackers. The horse returned to her stall at the barn, but was later found dead of her injuries.
The horse…had been led out down the street to a kill zone where she was meant to be slaughtered for her meat, the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) wrote on their Facebook page, posting graphic photos of the scene.
(Destiny) managed to run away while bleeding back to her stall for safety. She bled out while in front of her stall.
Two other horses were also taken from the barn and have not yet been found. Animal rescue worker believe they were stolen and slaughtered for their meat.
ARM is now offering a $20,000 reward for information that may help identify suspects in the cruel killings.
The killing of Destiny for her meat has struck a chord in people throughout the state of Florida and across the country, Richard Couto, the founder of ARM, told Fox 8.