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Farmer looks for answers after finding one of his cows shot dead – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-07-21 20:08:59 –

“Her little calf was barking for his mother, and she wasn’t going to get up anymore,” said Manuel’s dad, Leon Otero.

Manuel says he called the sheriff’s office and they instructed him to contact the Livestock Commission.

“The Livestock Commission said that several other farmers and ranchers in the area had the same problem. Some were shot at a ranch beyond the ranch a while ago and they were shot. Taken the meat, “said Manuel.

For ranchers, it’s not just the lost meat. Such deaths are extremely difficult both emotionally and financially.

“I think it’s someone who has no common sense about livestock,” Manuel said. “They are unaware that it is someone’s livelihood. It’s not just a cow, it’s my livelihood, and it’s the way I pay bills and make a living.”

As for the calf left behind, “he’s probably big enough to survive, but he still missed his mom,” Leon said.

KOB 4 contacted both the Livestock Commission and the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. They said they were investigating the problem, but cases like this are difficult to resolve.



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