“That was a living creature at one point… it had a purpose.”
That’s Mission resident Angelica Reid reacting to the news of multiple carcasses of calves found in a ditch near Sylvester road today Tuesday.
A gruesome scene, body parts of the calves were butchered and their ears cut off.
The SPCA says it can’t start an investigation unless the person responsible is identified.
Trevor Hargreaves with the BC Dairy Association says while the calves were likely owned by a hobby farmer, it’s launching an investigation.
“I think it leads to a larger concern about how they are treating their animals that are currently on the farm and haven’t passed away.”
The Ministry of Agriculture says diseased livestock must be buried on a farm or picked up by a disposable company.
One calf was collected by the Ministry to determine the cause of death.