Another Florida horse has been butcher for its meat in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The killing of 7-year-old Destiny adds to the growing list of horses killed in Miami-Dade and neighboring Broward County to meet black-market demand for horse meat for human consumption.
Destiny belonged to the family of Raquel Torres, who made the gruesome discovery on Tuesday.
Destiny had been tied to the rear of the barn on the property before being killed.
Miami-Dade police are investigating the death.
The spate of horse butchery in recent years, with remains often dumped on rural roadside, resulted in tougher laws in the state.
Anyone found guilty in Florida of illegal horse slaughter faces a minimum sentence of one year in prison and a $US3500 fine.