In a disturbing act of animal cruelty, a Wolfe County man has been accused of killing his horse with an axe. Authorities arrested Carl Miller after he admitted that he had become angry at his horse for damaging the fence when the horse would jump over it to graze in the neighbor’s yard.
According to WkytNews, Miller, 72, struck the miniature horse in the head with an axe because he didn’t have a gun. His daughter, Starr Campbell stated she wasn’t really defending her father for the terrible act, but tried to explain that was the way his generation handled animals they no longer found useful or wanted. The horse had been a gift for his grandson.
“I see both sides,” Campbell said. “I don’t condone what he did. I don’t like what he did. But he’s from that generation where that’s what they did when they didn’t see anything fit, they got rid of it.”
Miller now faces second degree animal cruelty charges. His court date is set for August 19.
(Photos of Miller and the fencing the miniature horse ruined via screenshots from WktyNews)
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