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Man Arrested for Decapitating Horse's Head, Feeding it to Dogs

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He beat it with a sledgehammer, took a chainsaw to its head and fed it to his dogs. Jack Ziniuk, 64, of Anza in the 909 951 was arrested today for felony animal cruelty. “He told us he was having an argument with his neighbors and some dogs had attacked his horse but when deputies got out there they found the horse already dead,” a Riverside County Sheriff’s said to the LA Times. “He essentially admitted that he did it and that no dogs had attacked the horse.” Ziniuk has a long list of animal related violations, but each citation was never enough for officials to legally take away his animals. By the paper's count, he has at least 33 dogs, eight puppies, 10 goats, peacocks and geese, which will be taken care of by two other men that live on the property.