FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (WYMT) – Along a strip job, someone shot and killed at least 15 horses.
The strip job sits near the Pike and Floyd County line along US 23. Among the horses shot some were only one year old or younger while some were pregnant.
“Seeing them gunned down is.. it’s beyond horrific,” said Tonya Conn, with Dumas Rescue. “These horses were scattered in various, various places, distances from each other so they had been shot, and they’d scattered then hunted and shot down.”
“This is very inhumane and it’s a very cruel act of somebody who just apparently had nothing else to do or whatever just to go back on a strip job and shoot down horses who were, one of them obviously was feeding, had grass in its mouth,” said John Hunt, Floyd County Sheriff. “It looked like a battlefield for just horses, we counted 15 that we found dead.”