Show horse likely slaughtered for meat, authorities say

This Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, photo shows a sign for Imperial Farms Equestrian Center where a prized show horse, Phedras de Blondel, was found slaughtered and butchered in Palmetto, Fla.

This Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, photo shows a sign for Imperial Farms Equestrian Center where a prized show horse, Phedras de Blondel, was found slaughtered and butchered in Palmetto, Fla.

Phedras de Blondel, a 12-year-old show horse, was found slaughtered near his home in Palmetto, Fla., authorities said Monday.

Debbie Stephens, the gelding’s owner, noticed the horse was missing on Sunday from his stall.

She later found his dismembered body near a broken fence.

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