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Reward raised to $10,000 in slaughter of horse

Reward raised to $10,000 in slaughter of horse

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The reward for information about the slaughter of a woman's horse on a ranch in western Salt Lake City has grown to $10,000.

The butchered carcass of Jennifer Carrillo's American Saddle bred named Snap was found Nov. 3. She says the animal had been shot in the head, and its legs, loins and hindquarters were removed.

Salt Lake County Animal Services Sgt. Zach Todd says it appears the killing was to get horse meat.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Humane Society of Utah, American Dog Rescue and individuals have put up a total of $10,000 in reward money in the case. It previously sat at $8,000.

Humane Society executive Gene Baierschmidt calls the killing a cruel and callous act.

Story written with contributions from The Associated Press.

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