17 wild horses shot dead near Kamloops in ‘disheartening’ act: RCMP
KAMLOOPS — Authorities in British Columbia are investigating after 17 wild horses were shot in what Mounties are calling a “disheartening act.”
The RCMP say in a news release that Tk’emlups Rural RCMP received a report of several dead horses found about 65 kilometres west of Kamloops, near Walhachin, on Friday.
Police say the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section carefully examined the scene, along with a veterinarian and a livestock investigator.
They say the animals appear to have been from a herd of feral horses that frequent that area.
RCMP say the motive has not yet been confirmed and the investigation is ongoing.
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