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New Mexico Man Shoots Horse In Head, Says F*** You To Animal Activists [Shocking Video]

Tim Sappington shoots horse in head

Albuquerque, NM — A New Mexico man has posted a YouTube video of himself apparently fatally shooting a horse in the head. Before he pulls the trigger of his pistol at point blank range, he says, “All you animal activists, f*** you.”

The man in the video is identified in various news accounts as Tim Sappington, a maintenance contractor for a company that is seeking federal approval to open a horse slaughterhouse in New Mexico, which would be the first such facility in the US since 2007. Sappington is apparently a proponent of eating horse meat.

Authorities are now investigating the incident as a case of alleged animal cruelty, and even the FBI has reportedly gotten involved. A search warrant was executed at his Sappington’s home yesterday in connection with the probe.

The company, Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, says it has nothing to do with the video and that Sappington allegedly shot the horse on his own time and on his own property rather than on company property. Since it hit YouTube, the firm has received death threats.

“I didn’t have anything to do with that video, that’s the honest truth, but like I said, people will make assumptions,” co-owner Rick De Los Santos said. De Los Santos added that “He shot a horse, that’s what he eats, it’s not against the law to slaughter your own horse. Now, putting it on YouTube, I would not have done that.”

In a separate media account, Sappington recently claimed that he is a fan of horse meat and that he’s been eating it for years.

Animal rights groups as well as Gov. Susana Martinez are trying to stop the plant from obtaining federal government approval to slaughter horses.

Warning: This video of the horse being shot in the head and killed allegedly by Tim Sappington is very disturbing:

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79 Responses to “New Mexico Man Shoots Horse In Head, Says F*** You To Animal Activists [Shocking Video]”

  1. Anonymous

    I hope this man has the most miserable life, may he suffer endlessly in one way or another for doing and posting such a horrible thing. He is evil beyond evil.

  2. Debbie Tracy

    I hope to GOD soemthing is done to this human well I really wouldn't even call him that, please don't let him get away with this! I honestly don't have words for what he did ON CAMERA! STOP THESE SLAUGHTER PLANTS this shows us what kind of people KILL BUYERS are and ANYONE that would work in a slaughter plant has got to have some big moral issue's SO SO SAD OH GOSH :(

  3. Ken Schneider

    The world will be a better place when that scum is six foot under.

  4. Kendall Emerson

    Fake, looking for attention. Probably why he's alone and have no one to talk some sense into him.

  5. Evelyn Braman

    Ken.. don't think it was fake.. have seen this before.. it's real alright.

  6. Shane Perry

    I guess it technically can be food , but he's a idiot for posting that because he may have ticked people off to where the outcry prevents that slaughter from having permits now, which means he lost a job…biting the nose off to spite the face.

  7. Jacqueline Libby Delasso

    no Tim Sappington F* u! you disgusting pig! I hope someone puts a bullet in your f'ng head.

  8. Christi Doesitbetter Sparks

    Lmao! Yall heard the man! If yall so concerned, u ought to see what they do to chickens(and yes even baby chicks), cows, and pigs that u enjoy for breakfast ang burgers from mcdonalds. Way less humane slaughtering and cruelty.

  9. Myssers Greaves-Baker

    Someone should shoot him in the f***ing head.

  10. Linda Davis

    You disgusting piece of S…you need shooting in the head what a terrible thing to do to that poor horse. Animal rights activists where are you. PETA ……

  11. Betty Lucier

    I hope someone leads him out with a rope and shoots him right between the eyes. He is a extremely. Cruel bastard!!!!

  12. Kim Mercier Nunn

    Why don't we just find this a$$hole and shot him in the head, hang him from a tree and let the buzzards eat him!

  13. Kim Mercier Nunn

    Why don't we just find this a$$hole and shot him in the head, hang him from a tree and let the buzzards eat him!

  14. Jacqueline Libby Delasso

    not the point, it was the ideas of him posting it…sick bastard

  15. Jacqueline Libby Delasso

    not the point, it was the ideas of him posting it…sick bastard

  16. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    Horse meat is nothing new, even in the U.S. it was sold in public grocery stores. The problem with this person is that he has publicly declared war against Animal Rights Activists, and in doing so, has brought a lot of problems for the processing company he worked for. He has issues that need to be resolved, and should be resolved away from the public, such as a mental institute or prison. The company shouldn't have to suffer because he's an idiot. It isn't illegal to shoot your own horse to eat, as he apparently does regularly. One thing I can say in his favor over other meat processing plants, at least the death was humane. He didn't let the animal suffer like beef processors tend to do.

  17. Amy DeLucca

    that low life I want to do the same thing to that scum bag mother fucker he should be killed just like that.

  18. Jacqueline Libby Delasso

    just hang him and let the buzzards get him..oh wait make sure he is shot in places that really hurt and make him suffer

  19. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    Not fake. He has a right to kill his own livestock and eat it. He just chose to publicize it to get attention from animal rights activists. Apparently, it worked.

  20. K Dale Frazier

    This POS needs to just be hung from the nearest tree and forgot about…. Shooting him in the head would be too da** easy… KARMA can be a real "Bit**" ; hopefully he finds out…

  21. Miguel Torres Jr.

    I'm a vegetarian. That being said all you people are hypocrites… they do worse to the Cows, pigs, and chickens in the slaughterhouses… yet you cry for a horse because you don't like the taste…. either feel sympathy for all animals, or continue being hypocrites… either way stop acting like your better than this asshole because you didn't kill the meat you're eating..

  22. Sam Estes

    While I agree with all this outrage about shooting a horse,do you know what they do to human babies? Look it up and trust me it's a lot worse…

  23. Christa LaFleur Bell

    How do you all think they kill the cattle that you are eating? Guess what, they shoot them in the head then slit their neck. This is no different especially if he is eating it. Who cares what he said to it. We eat animals, all of you better be vegetarians!

  24. Jan Wiese

    Very well put. It is the beef processors we need to monitor. This is so sad, but I eat beef and chicken, so I can't be too defensive. He may have the legal right to shoot his horse for food, but we don't want to see it. He's a very sick, mean man. The death was humane, unlike the beef industry and chicken industry where their whole lives are misery. I wouldn't sell this man a horse for all the money in the world. Too bad we don't eat humans—but he is only an a*****e and we don't eat that!!!!!

  25. Gale Mason

    Some people in this world are just plain fricking NUTS! They are comming out of the woodwork! Thicker than a nest of bedbugs!

  26. Kim Bratten

    All you guys who are complaining he shot a horse probably are eating beef and pork. What's the difference. Difference is he shot a video for You Tube. If you are so appalled you should be upset over the slaughter of other animals. I haven't eaten beef or pork in 25 years. Pigs are smart, Cows are kind and gentle. Both can feel. Stop eating all of it or quit complaining. There is no need to eat these animals. I so can't wait for them to perfect meat from stem cells then there will be no excuse for harming these animals. Call me crazy but that will be the day.

  27. Tammy Holt

    Wish I could be the one to put him 6 feet under .. It would be no problem to do exactly what he did and walk away for the buzzards to eat his rotting ass

  28. Liz Jordahl

    The slaughter of horses is not humane either people, there is NO humane way to slaughter a horse, they do not take them out onto a quiet lot like this and shoot them they do the same thing as what they do to cattle, but horses are nothing like cattle.
    When I had to put my mare down last November she was no where near the herds of other horses yet you should have seen their reaction, they know better than any animal and react different then any animal. Can you imagine the fear they feel when they smell all the blood and hear the screams of the horses being murdered while still concious?! Anyone who thinks slaughter is a humane way for people to get rid of their "unwanted" horses has no idea or love for them. Slaughter and kill buyers are not going to go after the sick, injured and starving horses they go after the young, fat heathly ones, who are not unwanted. Opening slaughter is not the answer, the answer is hay banks, to help those who can not afford to feed their horse(s) but can't sell them, the answer is to go after over breeding (just likedogs and cats) the AQHA also who seems to think its ok to breed lots so they can make more money from registering. Helping the shelters who are taking the starving neglected horses.

  29. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    Jan, I am also a carnivore. I still believe in humane treatment of animals, alive and at the slaughterhouse. I wouldn't videotape a kill, nor would I photograph it, like many hunters like to do. Hunting for fun is wrong, and killing for publicity is wrong. The only attention he should get is jail for videotaping a murder.

  30. Staci Rahn-Hunter

    This makes me want to throw up! So sinister, he pets the horse first and then shots it!

  31. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    Liz, all animals react the same. We have had to put down a couple kittens who were hit by cars. Cows are no different than any other animal, including horses. The difference is, horses are considered pets to most people, and they get emotionally attached. That's how it should be, but if, not saying I would, but if someone actually raises horses for eating (especially if it's in another country where it's legal, not by U.S. standards), that's their business. Making it public was disgusting and should never have been allowed to air on YouTube.

  32. Jacqueline Bayer Farmer

    WTH? That guys should be dragged out into the middle of the street by his genitalia and lets shoot him in the f-ing head point blank! BUT not before ripping his fingernails out with pliers one by one. What a cruel and heartless thing to do to a poor undeserving animal. This guys is going to burn in hell for sure. So damn sad…… and I didn't even bring myself to watch the video- the story was enough :(

  33. Maurice E. Gilbert Sr.

    The sad part of this, to me, is that this and worse is done to cattle every day and we don't complain very much! Believe me, I am not a horse meat lover and think this was a cruel act…mainly because horses are considered "domesticated", just the same as cats, dogs, etc., Yes, I do eat beef, but am beginning to think hard about it….Having said all of that, it just seems that that man needs to be punished!

  34. Carol Medeiros

    He eats horse meat…. He didn't torture the horse, he shot it in the head…. are you all vegan or something? How do you think farmers kill pigs, cows, and chickens or worse yet – the slaughterhouses? However, I don't know what the purpose of his post served….

  35. Debra Diroll

    Has nothing to do with abortion, Sam. You are an idiot.

  36. Dee Bradley

    If this man gets away with this disgusting act, every person who has EVER been put in prison for animal cruelty should be let loose. He needs to be horse-whipped. If you give me a bull-whip, I will do it! I don't care what he says his reason. If he would do this to a trusting horse, he would do it to a human being.

  37. Jacqueline Libby Delasso

    I DON'T GIVE A RATS WHAT PEOPLE EAT OR WHERE THEY EAT THEM…MY PROBLEM WITH THIS WHOLE FRICKING ISSUE IS THAT WHEN HE SHOT THE HORSE,HE FILMED HIS IGNORANT ASS DOING IT….THAT IS WHAT MOST EVERYONE ON HERE IS UPSET ABOUT! I GUESS THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD IS COMING TO, THE VIDEO THE OTHER DAY ON HERE WENT VIRAL OF A MAN POUNDING THE F* OUT OF HIS YOUNG CHILD WHILE A TODDLER WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH NEXT TO HIM AND ANOTHER CHILD WAS PLAYING..IT WAS NOT FAKE THE BASTARD KICKED, PUNCHED, THREW THIS CHILD UP AGAINST THE WALL..BUT I GUESS SOMEONE WOULD SAY….OH HE IS JUST DISCIPLINING HIS KID..WAKE UP PEOPLE THESE SICK A* OUT THERE ARE DOING THIS C* AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT, SORRY TO GO ON SUCH A RANT, BUT I KNOW U ALL UNDERSTAND, HUGS AND ANGELS BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!

  38. Lynn Formerlyknownas

    This is a disturbing video for sure. And Tim is one hellova guy to be so much of an asshole. However, if this disturbs you – ask yourself, as you sit down to a dinner containing flesh : How is a horse different than a cow/pig/lamb/chicken/duck etc. Cruelty is cruelty.

  39. Marcia Reits Bowman

    Have so called humans really become this pathetic and greedy? Farm animals aren't even treated as living breathing creatures of God anymore. I hope that God gives them what they deserve on judgement day.

  40. Jim Snyder

    THAT guy needs to be led by the reins some place, patted on the head, and shot point-blank in the forehead himself!

  41. Susanne McDaniel

    I don't think you're crazy. I think your comment is one of the most sensible ones I have read. Plus, you're a nurse. You know that all cholesterol comes from eating animals and animal fat. I've been a vegetarian for over a year, now. Wish I had done it sooner.

  42. Peggy Peterson

    my heart is sadden by this cruel and despicable person, to take a beautiful horse and destroy it to make his 'angry' point! I'm sure sir you can make a living without a slaughter house for 'horses"! Horses are too beautiful to be destroy and eaten……I'll pray that your slaughter house will never happen…and by the way "Karma" to you….

  43. Cheryl Scranton

    Yes he is an asshole but if he eats the meat what difference is there than shooting a deer or the slaughtering of animals for food? I do not condone the video, but when you shove that bacon burger in your mouth it is the same just a different animal!

  44. Audie Voorhies

    @Sam Estes– What does abortion have to do with killing this horse?. You are trolling when you make comments about another subject or thread. Believe me, there are lots of websites where you can get on your soapbox about abortions. At least you acknowledged that it was outrageous to shoot a horse.

  45. Nate Goldman

    he needs to be skinned. he needs to be taken to the center of town, and be stripped down. the butcher will then proceed to remove the skin on his torso, back, and forehead. if needed, a mild anesthetic will applied to keep him from dying prematurely. at this point, he will be nailed to a stake and doused in kerosene. finally, he will be castrated and then lit on fire. his assets will be donated to the local humane society. I'm not angry, I'm not raving. its not about revenge, its about punishment.