Cows in FLA not eating, dying – 03/31/2004

  • September 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm #418
    By Daily News staff
    March 31, 2004

    At least two dozen cows have been discovered dead in an Immokalee
    pasture since late last week, authorities say.

    Since Friday, deputies and animal control officers have been
    uncovering the dead cattle, including some of the animals’ skeletal
    remains, in a pasture near North 15th and Westclox streets.

    Authorities are hoping tests of the animals’ remains will turn up the
    cause of death of the cattle.

    Another 108 severely malnourished cows have been moved to area
    ranches to be kept in isolation, Collier sheriff’s officials say.
    Five cows have been put down by authorities. So far, no arrests have
    been made.

    Last week, animal control officers said it appeared the animals
    hadn’t eaten in two weeks.

    Members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Agriculture Bureau,
    the state of Florida Department of Agriculture and Collier County
    Domestic Animal Services have been at the pasture.

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