Mutilated Cattle Prompt Reward Offer

A central Kansas farmer is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to anyone responsible for killing and mutilating one of his cows.

John Shearer says that he was feeding his cattle on New Year’s Day in McPherson County when he found one of the cows dead, its eyes gone.

It’s murky how the animal was killed. Shearer says the family’s veterinarian did find an injection mark on the cow’s neck, though it’s not unclear whether that was from a previous vaccination.

The cow’s death came roughly two weeks after a farmer in Harvey County found one his bulls dead, its sex organs removed.

Associated Press information from: KWCH-TV