Demand Apology from Man who Shot Horse in Order to Threaten Activists

Target: Rick de Los Santos, co-owner of Valley Meat Company

Goal: Demand an apology on behalf of Tim Sappington, a worker who posted a video of himself shooting a horse and swearing at animal rights activists

Tim Sappington, an employee at Roswell, New Mexico’s Valley Meat Company posted a Youtube video of himself shooting a horse in the head with a handgun. He stares into the camera, slowly says ‘To all you animal activists, f**k you,’ and draws his gun. He pets the horse before putting the gun to its head and killing it.

The Sappington family has been receiving threatening phone calls ever since the video was posted, and the Valley Meat Company has been the subject of threats as well, even though it was not involved. The co-owner of Valley Meat Company told NBC News, ‘He shot a horse. That’s what he eats. It’s not against the law to slaughter your own horse.’

The Valley Meat Company has been trying since 2007 to bring back the practice of slaughtering horses, the meat of which they would then send to Mexico. This has been met with outrage by animal rights activists, which might be the reason for Sappington’s video. Whatever the motive, Sappington’s video displayed a brutal act of violence against an animal, and demands not an explanation, but an apology. Demand that Valley Meat Company apologizes on behalf of its employee.


Dear Mr. de Los Santos,

Although Valley Meat Company is not directly responsible for the actions of its employees off of company property, the recent Youtube video posted by Tim Sappington is a different matter. This is the case for a few reasons: Sappington’s actions have had a national audience, and have thus affected the entire nation. He also performed an unusually hateful act, threatening a large group of people while killing another living creature, and he seemed to be motivated by the recent developments with horse slaughter at Valley Meat Company.

Sappington needs to apologize for his actions himself, but if this is not possible, Valley Meat Company is responsible for apologizing for him. The entire country is incensed, and an apology must be made in order to move past this disturbing event. Sappington’s violence may have stemmed from Valley Meat Company’s recent move towards producing horse meat, but even if this is not the case, an apology must be made. A horrifying video cannot be published without consequences, especially when that video features cruel, threatening language and the killing of an animal. This act of brutality will not be forgotten until an apology has been made so the country can move past this horror.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. he needs to be charged with felony animal abuse and punished to the fullest extent of the, i don’t want him to apologize, i want him in prison..

  2. says:

    What a genius. He obviously has no respect for life. Unfortunately, he is teaching his kids the same thing. He should keep in mind that his kids might have the same respect for him.

  3. J Davidson says:

    Murder, and he has proven himself to be the worst, sadistic coward toward an innocent, defenseless, living, feeling animal.

  4. Martha Kelleher says:

    A gun should be put to his head and a game of Russian Roulette should be played to the end. The world does not need these BARBARIANS. An apology means nothing from a bastard like him. May he burn in hell but not before he sees Hitler coming towards him with a redhot poker pointed at his Arzzzzzzz.

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  6. Tami Hottes says:

    People like this inbred pos dont appologize and thats ok! It will not bring back that beautiful young horse that trusted that moron.. What is really disturbing is that his daughter / girlfriend sent the video to you tube. I guess daddy is not only teavhing her how to take care of daddy in the sack he is teaching her that murder of the innocent is ok too! Just sayin….

  7. Dawn Mason says:

    Appology??! I want this scumbag thrown in jail!!

  8. Sarah Harrett says:

    I guess they were not able to actually prosecute because of “lovely” laws, technically they could only say that “he made a poor decision” or something stupid like that. My guess is this guy is probably very violent and abuses everyone in his life just like he did the beautiful horse. He is an Ahole and needs to go to jail but he wont. He only got fired, but he is probably abusing animals somewhere else now….so sad!

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