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BC SPCA animal protection officers seized a total of 129 neglected cattle with two separate seizures from a property in Cawston.
The cattle were being housed in substandard conditions with no access to shelter or protection from the elements, and numerous dead cows were discovered on the property.
“The pens where the cattle were kept were deep in mud, water and manure, which covered the animals up their legs and bodies,” says Eileen Drever, the senior officer of protection and stakeholder services for the BC SPCA.
She notes that the cows were suffering from a range of medical issues including eye infections, lameness, mastitis, overgrown hooves and diarrhea.
“The cows did not have adequate food or drinking water and were struggling to move through the mud,” Drever adds. “Some of the cattle appeared to have been injured by broken fencing around the pens as well.”
The cattle are currently in the care of the BC SPCA, and the investigation continues.
Charges of animal cruelty are being recommended in the case, according to the BC SPCA.