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Kamloops police investigating stolen horse tail

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July 29, 2021 - 10:50 AM

Kamloops Mounties are on the case of a stolen horse tail. 

The rural detachment is asking residents to be on the lookout for anyone hanging around their horses after someone cut the tail off a horse near Monte Creek Road July 5, 2021.

The horse wasn't injured but it really could have used its tail to brush off flies and biting insects. 

“Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have heard of something like this happening in the province,” said Cpl. Cory Lepine of the detachment's livestock section. “It’s really disheartening to think someone would sneak up on a horse and cut its tail off.”

He says they can't confirm a motive other than horse hair is used in crafts.

Anyone with information on this or another similar occurrence not yet reported to police, is asked to please contact the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800 and reference file 2021-23068.

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