34 horses and foals ‘slaughtered’ on Longreach property
Police are seeking information from the public after at least 34 station horses were shot dead on a Longreach property yesterday.
Detective Sergeant Allan Cook told Neil Breen he anticipates the death count to rise today.
“We ran out of light – we only had an hour and a half yesterday afternoon when we were advised, so I anticipate that count will increase today.”
Pregnant mares and foals were located among the dead.
“The best way to describe it is slaughtered,” said Detective Sergeant Cook.
“We’re still looking at motive in that regard and we’re still doing our forensic examination.”
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