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Horse parts mystery in Brookswood

Shawn Eccles - File photo
Shawn Eccles
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It appears someone butchered two horses for food, then dumped the unused remains in a Langley Township ditch.

That's according to the SPCA, which was called in by the Langley RCMP after the body parts, two heads and the legs, were discovered Sunday night in a Brookswood neighbourhood.

There were no obvious signs that either animal had been abused, said Shawn Eccles, animal cruelty investigator with the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

But there were also no signs of a gunshot or other wound that would show if the horses had been properly euthanized, either.

"We don't know how these animals died," Eccles said.

There were also no ear tags or lip tattoos that would have helped identify the animals.

Eccles said the speculation is someone butchered the horses for their meat then dumped the unused parts.

The SPCA has advised a provincial RCMP investigator who specializes in livestock theft, Eccles said.

"We will dispose of the parts," he added.

Anyone with information about this case or any incident of animal abuse is asked to contact the SPCA at 1-855-622-7722.

 

 

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