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Teenager Turns Himself In After Crossbow Attack To Horses



Fannie Bay Equestrian Club Pearly Pony

A 17-year-old teenager turned himself in after the cruel and senseless attack to two horses at the Fannie Bay Equestrian Club in Darwin, Australia. This attack caused the death of one horse and injury to at least one other.

Teenager Turns Himself In After Crossbow Attack To Horses

The Darwin community woke up to tragedy this Wednesday. A beloved 19-year-old mare, Pearly, died from injuries caused by two crossbow bolts. The mare, a resident of Fannie Bay Equestrian Club, was well-loved by the people. She taught many young children to ride and was a fixture in the club.

But Pearly’s story isn’t over. Yesterday, a 17-year-old teenager turned himself in. The youth surrendered the probable weapon used in the attack to the mare. After interrogation, police released him. They are still after possible co-authors of the crime. The youths should earn charges on animal cruelty and youth diversion of weapons. This goes according to the local Youth Justice Laws. The name of the teenager was withheld by police.

The attack on Pearly follows a string of similar attacks on animals. A drive-by shooting killed several wallabies and kangaroos on East Point Reserve. This happened on three different occasions last month. These attacks also had arrows as the main weapon. Police aren’t sure whether these have any connections to Pearly’s case. And she wasn’t the only victim of this attack, either: they hit another horse, Hollywood Hitman, an award-winning Quarter Horse, as well.

The mare’s senseless death caused an amazing international reaction. The story travelled the world in very little time, in an incredible show of support. The Fannie Bay Equestrian Club has since received a lot of well-wishers and support after the passing of their beloved mare. They also thank the police for their speedy reaction and commitment to the case. The club has since posted on their Facebook about the case and support. You can read their declaration here.

Dear friends of FBEC Our club is grateful for the efforts of police in the last few days. They have been working hard…

Posted by Fannie Bay Equestrian Club on Friday, October 13, 2017


Hollywood Hitman is under veterinary care. The club buried Pearly in the back paddock. May she rest in peace. We hope the club will recover and that no more horses suffer from attacks such as this.

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  1. Heidi Weaver

    13/10/2017 at 5:59 pm

    This person must be a very troubled youth. Condolences for the loss of such an excellent pony, and best wishes for a speedy recovery for the other horse.

  2. Jessica Taylor

    15/10/2017 at 6:42 pm

    May that baby rest in peace and the other one get well soon. and the scoundrel that hurt them get his butt whooped by his parents and make restitution for what he has done by paying the cost for vet care and loss of life for the other

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