Riding pony dies after sexual assault

| 22/08/2016 | 105 Comments
Cayman News Service

Charm, killed in a violent sexual attack

(CNS): A pony stabled at a local riding school has been unlawfully killed as a result of internal injuries sustained in an attack earlier this month, which included a sexual assault on the animal. Charm, who was described as a “wonderful, gentle pony” by its owners at the Equestrian Center, was one of two horses subjected to an inexplicable and brutal attack some ten days ago. The pony died last Thursday from the extensive damage and bruising to her vagina after the unknown perpetrators entered Charm’s stall on the night of 10 August and inserted an object in a sexual assault.

Another pony, over 30 years old, was attacked at the same time, the stables stated. A release from the Equestrian Center indicated that the life of the second horse was saved by veterinarian Dr Joyce Follows.

“This heinous crime was perpetrated on two defenseless creatures … the most gentle of our animals,” said Mary Alberga, the owner of the stables. “That anyone could perform such a horrendous act on a horse is beyond my comprehension.”

Charm was reportedly popular with the centre’s very youngest riders and had been there some 19 years.

Security at the stables has been stepped up and the owners are warning other ranch and stable owners to take extra precautions to protect their animals. The attack was reported to the police, who confirmed that they are investigating the incident. They are asking horse owners to be vigilant and monitor cars and individuals arriving at unusual hours.

Because Charm died as a result of the injuries she sustained, the violators are guilty of unlawful killing and the equestrian owners hope that if whoever is responsible is caught they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Although attacks on and neglect of animals are not uncommon in Cayman, there have been very few publicly reported cases of bestiality. There have, however, been a small number of suspected cases involving goats.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the RCIPS at GTPS on 949-4222, x3010, 2923, or to call 936-9124. The public can also call Cayman CrimeStoppers on 800-8477.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if the police have requested the hospitals to let them know if anyone has been admitted with horse kick injuries

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