Fire set as anti-gay hate crime kills eight horses

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Well, this is just terrible. A barn owned by a gay Ohio man was set on fire in what is believed to be a hate crime against him, and the ensuing blaze left eight of his horses dead, including one week-old foal. "The barn I can rebuild, but the bond I had with those horses can't be replaced," said Brent Whitehouse, who owned the barn and discovered it in flames on Sunday night. "Whoever did this had to walk right by all those horses, including the baby, and didn't care that they were killing a gentle, loving animal."

Before being set on fire the barn had also been tagged with graffiti reading "Fags are Freaks" and "Burn in Hell." The Ohio FAIR Plan Underwriting Association is currently offering a $5,000 reward for information on the origins of the fire.