Police Investigate Animal Abuse in North Iceland

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Police Investigate Animal Abuse in North Iceland

The police in Saudárkrókur, north Iceland, are investigating whether someone may have purposely injured horses in Skagafjördur at the end of May.

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Icelandic horses. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The owners of three mares discovered the injuries; one of the mares had suffered cuts to the reproductive organs and the other two to their snouts, ruv.is reports.

After examining the mares, a representative of the district veterinarian concluded that the cuts appeared to have been inflicted by a person; especially the cuts to the reproductive organs are considered to be suspicious.

A charge has been filed to the police and the investigation is ongoing.

A similar case was reported to the police in Egilsstadir, east Iceland, earlier this year and the investigation has yet to be concluded.