A second woman faces animal cruelty charges for her alleged role in animal torture porn films.
Stephanie Hird, 29, was arrested Wednesday while attempting to board a plane at Miami International Airport, according to the Miami Herald. She is charged with five counts of felony animal cruelty after appearing in porn video that allegedly showed the torture and killing of various animals.
Another actress, Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested April 4 for her alleged part in the same films. Zamora faces nine felony counts after allegedly committing extreme acts of animal cruelty on camera.
The women performed sex acts while the animals were harmed, according to Local 10 News. An investigation was launched when PETA learned of the videos and called police.
"It’s certainly horrifying. I mean these are sadistic people inflicting gruesome suffering on innocent and vulnerable and helpless animals,” Stephanie Bell, PETA’s Cruelty Casework director, told CBS Miami.
Police said one video, allegedly shot in a South Florida home, shows Zamora and "other unidentified women torturing and killing a wide variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits and more for the sexual gratification of its viewers."
Hird, who has also gone by the alias Megan Jones, is an established model and pornographic actress who has appeared in various fetish films, including a "giantess" fetish video that was featured in TLC's reality show "Strange Sex." In the film, Hird pretends to be a 1,000-foot-tall woman.
According to the Naples Daily News, court documents filed last year also identify Hird as the woman who shot and killed tied-down rabbits with an air rifle at point-blank range in a porn video filmed in Lee County, Fla. She has not been charged in that case.