RCMP Investigating Suspicious Death of 17 Wild Horses in British Columbia
Canadian police are investigating the death of 17 wild horses near the Kamloops area of British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the horses appeared to have been shot and killed on Crown land owned by the province. The horses are of cultural significance to the local Skeetchestn indigenous band, according to the police.
Tk’emlups Rural RCMP received a report of several horses killed on Friday, and investigators were led to the specific location where 17 horses had been recently shot. The RCMP has launched an investigation into the incident, and a motive has not yet been identified.
Horses of Cultural Significance to Skeetchestn Indigenous Band Killed
The RCMP deployed a forensics team, a veterinarian, and an RCMP livestock investigator to examine the scene. The carcasses were spread over a two-kilometer area, and the terrain was difficult to travel, according to a livestock investigator with the RCMP.
The RCMP has urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward. The motive behind the killing cannot be confirmed at this point, but investigators will continue to collect and examine all available evidence.