Owner on horse death charge

A MAN who allegedly beat his horse to death after it lost a race has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

Eugeni Sanchez, who allegedly killed his horse at Manacor Hippodrome after a bad racing performance, now says he is remorseful.

The horse, called Sorky das Pont, allegedly died in the Hippodrome’s stable area on December 30.  It had apparently suffered blows to the neck from a stick wielded by 38-year-old Sanchez – the animal’s co-owner – as a punishment for finishing sixth in a race it was expected to win.

After being notified by the Balearic Trot Association, Guardia Civil’s Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) agents arrested Sanchez on animal cruelty offences, charges which have not been dropped.

After testifying at Sant Joan`s Guardia Civil headquarters he was released. He briefly told #i# Diario de Mallorca #i# “I would pay money to go back in time.  We all make mistakes, don’t we? That is what happened to me.”

The horse’s death has brought together every Mallorca animal organisation, including the Animal Party against Animal Cruelty (PACMA) and AnimaNaturalis, which have filed a joint report against Sanchez for animal cruelty.

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    • Gabb

      21 January 2013 • 07:37

      He should be horse whipped – totally disgusting and outrageous

    • dionne

      22 January 2013 • 08:55

      r u kidding me. you made a mistake. you are 1 sick mother who deserves nothing less than to be beaten to death yourself.. that is sooooooooooo wrong, it is not a mistake it is a life choice you idiot. and you chose to take the life of another….

    • Kirsty, uk

      30 September 2015 • 15:26

      I have just read this story in today’s newspaper and am sickened and appalled by this even scumbags abhorrent behaviour. I hope he gets beaten daily with a metal bar in jail. I hope he does not get out alive.

    • Michele Mooney

      19 April 2022 • 18:56

      This sadistic pos should be in jail permanently!This is no “mistake “ you sick creep.It takes a long time to beat a horse to death.Pray to God this maniac rots in hell!


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