(Vice) Ranchers in British Columbia are complaining that someone is going around shooting their cows and carving out select cuts, leaving the bulk of the corpses behind. The thirst for red meat has become so bad that RCMP Corporal Trevor Tribes has placed the body count over the past few months at six cows in the Lumby, Lavington, and Cherryville area—a value of around $20,000 [$15,000 USD].
One rancher, Jeremy Wasylyszyn of Cherryville, is offering a $10,000 [$7,600 USD] reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the beef-obsessed cow killer. He described to CBC how, within the window of about two and a half to three hours, he had seen a female cow and her calf alive and well, then returned to the same area to find the tenderloins of both animals removed.
"Two strips of meat on either side of the spine," Wasylyszyn told CBC. "They've cut them out of the cow and the calf... I think they totally had intentions of taking more, but I don't think they realized how much traffic was on the road."
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