Horse graveyard discovered in desert east of El Paso
ABC-7’s Matt Dougherty reports that the remains of many horse carcasses have been found strewn across the sands of a remote desert area west of Hueco Tanks, east of El Paso, Texas – the remains of horses that have been shot and dumped, some recently.
Mark Harrington, who has lived on an adjacent piece of property for more than 20 years, says it is a problem that has been getting worse.
“They just bring them out here and shoot them,” Harrington says. The theory is that owners who are no longer able to feed their livestock bring them here to put them out of their misery quickly and quietly, rather than letting them starve.
Constable Angie Sommers, who believes some of the bodies now being found are those of former racehorses, is considering shutting down some of the adjacent back roads and is attempting to find the owner of the property.