Pony death blamed on pagan acts was ruled natural

Here is an update to a story from late July. Investigators have looked into the death of a two-month old pony after suggestions it was ritually killed. As we suspected, it was ruled natural causes.

Pony ‘killed by Satanists’ died of natural causes | Plymouth Herald.

A pony found mutilated on Dartmoor in what was claimed could be a Pagan ritual died of natural causes, according to Devon and Cornwall police.

A pony was found near Plymouth with organs and features missing or placed outside its body in July this year – leading to fears it could have been deliberately killed and arranged as part of a ritual.

Police say their investigation has concluded, and that the animal died of natural causes.

They say the mutilation was down to wild animals.

The article notes that the coverage of the story was sensationalized as people suspected it was done by Satanists who sacrificed the animal. And then it goes on to do the same… as if the natural causes explanation is not to be accepted.

There are no details provided as to whether the natural causes could be disease, illness or lightning strike (which might explain the burn marks reported).

Whenever animals are killed in Hispanic areas, it’s chupacabra. If it’s on the plains, it’s aliens. If it’s the U.K., it’s Satanists. Interesting, eh?

Tip: Marcus Sprenkel

  2 comments for “Pony death blamed on pagan acts was ruled natural

  1. Dang
    August 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    I thought Paganism was a “natural” religion.

  2. August 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    People don’t know what the hell they’re talking about; pagans don’t sacrifice animals, though some religions (such as Santeria) do. It’s amazing to me how these stories with a moral panic element just spread….

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