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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.


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.

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