Australian Authorities Investigating 25 Horse Carcasses

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is investigating the discovery of 25 dead horses in the state's northwest region, according to a report from ABC News.

The report indicates that the animals' bodies are too decayed to undergo testing for hendra virus or any other disease. The DPI is reportedly "treating the dumping as a serious issue" and is seeking public assistance in finding those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local New South Wales police department or the DPI at 1800-808-095.

About the Author

Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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