LET'S ASK JANETTA B HICKS THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE MAXIMUM PENALTY ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW FOR TIMOTHY SAPPINGTON SHOOTING THIS INNOCENT HORSE.
THIS MAN HAS THREATENED US ARA's and we will NOT stand back and allow this to ever happen again so lets stand up for ourselves NOW before its too late !!
54-year-old Tim Sappington of Roswell, N.M., (the man responsible for shooting this horse to death) who’s owned and eaten horses his whole life. He keeps a refrigerated locker full of meat from horses he slaughters himself, dipping into it several times a week to make equine burgers and steak. “Anything we've ever made with meat, we've made with horse,” Sappington says.
Sadly on March 22, 2013 I viewed a video online of Timothy Sappington an employee of Valley Meat slaughterhouse in Roswell, New Mexico showing him swearing at animal activists "All you animal activist, f--k you!" and then fatally shooting a horse in the head.
I myself being an animal rights activist take offense to this considering it a threat. Dr. Randall Lockwood, who has a doctorate in psychology and is senior vice president for anti-cruelty initiatives and training for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, states "Abusing an animal is a way for a human to find power/joy/fulfillment through the torture of a victim they know cannot defend itself."
According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.
Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children.
Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association considers animal cruelty one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder.
Here is the link to which you will see such horror that deserves the maximum punishment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS8MR1s0cZY
I believe he should be served the maximum penalty allowed under the law. Thank you for your time and attention.