2011-09-08 / Local & State

National Group Offering Reward For Cattle Shooting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A national animal rights group is offering a $2,500 reward for information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting eight cattle in eastern Idaho.

The cash reward was posted Friday by The Humane Society of the United States as part of an investigation that began this week.

Investigators say the cattle were shot in the head and neck while grazing on a Targhee National Forest allotment. Six died from injuries.

The animals were discovered Wednesday night about 24 hours after the shooting.

The group’s state director Lisa Kauffman says the shooting is a cruel act and underscores the need for Idaho to toughen its animal cruelty laws to hold those responsible more accountable.

The cows are estimated to be worth about $10,000 apiece.

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