Thieves are sneaking into stables and scalping horse tales and manes for money, leaving them mutilated and disfigured.
Apparently the motive for the animal cruelty is cash. There's a black market for horse hair, which is used in the bow of violins, jewelry and extensions for show horses.
Victims and police are asking anyone who sees any suspicious advertisements for horse hair on Craigslist or eBay to call your local authorities.
About the author
As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.
She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.
Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..