As of recently, people living and raising horses in Wyoming witnessed a rather peculiar phenomena: some of their animals lost their tails to thieves, who simply came and cut them off.
It now seems that this very weird trend in terms of illegal activities has moved to South Dakota, where ever more horses and horse owners are facing the very same problem.
According to various estimates, as many as 100 horses have thus far lost their tails in several Wyoming counties.
report that it is quite likely that the people now stealing horse hair are selling it to craftsmen or artists, who need it in their daily work-related activities.
However, authorities wish to emphasize the fact that horses need their tails in order to protect themselves against flies and other similar pests, which is why leaving them without their hair need be listed as animal abuse.
Unfortunately, the police still have no clues with respect to who might be behind these deeds.