Vigil for slain Otago miniature horse stabbed 40 times

Warning: This article contains images some may find distressing.

A vigil is being held for the slain Otago miniature horse Star, which was stabbed 41 times. 

Police were notified of the attack on 10-year-old Star on Monday after a man walking past the Waitati paddock heard distressing noises, then found a trail of blood that led to Star. 

A candlelit vigil will be held in honour of Star at 7:30pm at the corner of Brown St and Pitt St, Waitati, on Sunday. 

Star was stabbed 41 times.
Star was stabbed 41 times. Photo credit: Givealittle

Star's owner Mandy Mayhem-Bullock told the Otago Daily Times the vigil was to "lift the bad juju that's here at the moment". 

"People have been coming to me saying they're scared and panicked, talking about moving away."

Vigil for slain Otago miniature horse stabbed 40 times
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Members of the public who want to attend the vigil are asked to bring a candle. 

A shrine set up near Star's paddock.
A shrine set up near Star's paddock. Photo credit: Otago Daily Times

A shrine has also popped up near Star's paddock - with flowers and a colourful sign that reads 'RIP Star'. 

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