Porn Star Arrested in Animal Torture Video Investigation

A 29-year-old porn actress was arrested Wednesday and charged with 5 counts of cruelty to animals in connection with a series of fetish videos involving rabbits, fish, rats, and chickens. She's the second performer charged in the case, the Miami Herald reports.

Stephanie Hird, 29, is accused of crushing live fish to death with her hands and feet. "Hird exposes her crotch area and talks to the fish about the killing while they are being crushed," charging documents allege.

Hird is also alleged to have repeatedly shot several rats, and then set fire to a pile of the mortally wounded animals.

Hird now does mainstream porn under the name "Megan Jones" (her credits include Big Oiled Down Asses and Florida Girls: Sunny Side Up) and advertises her fetish services on Facebook.

"Are you in touch with your darkest fantasies? Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them," the Herald says she wrote Facebook in February. "I have. I am fucking crazy."

She also appeared on an episode of TLC's Strange Sex, where she starred in a special effects video for a client who had a fetish for being overpowered by giant women.

Hird's "#partnerincrime," Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested less than two weeks ago for being part of the same series of videos. Zamora allegedly karate-chopped rabbits in the neck, beat chickens to death with a stick, and cut a chicken's neck with hedge clippers while groping a man's genitals.

Police say both women did videos for Adam Redford, a South Florida fishing boat captain and fetish pornographer who specializes in animal torture. Redford was arrested last year in Lee County after PETA brought law enforcement's attention to his videos. He's listed as a co-defendant in Hird's case, but has not been arrested again.

Hird is now on house arrest after paying a $7,500 bond. She told a judge that her alleged crimes are outside the statute of limitations.

[H/T Miami Herald, Photo: Instagram]