A Moyie woman says someone needs to be held accountable after she found seven dead goals at a nearby transfer station.
“From the road, I thought it was a dog and some puppies to be quite frank,” Lubbers explains. “Get over closer, and it’s a dead [mother] goat and six baby goats just tossed in the bank. It was quite a disturbing scene to see.”
Lubbers says she was heartbroken when she realized what she came across.
“It looks like there was a bullet hole in the momma goat. There was no blood or anything around the area, so it looks like they were possibly killed somewhere else and then disposed there. And then the baby goats, we didn’t move them or flip them over or anything. There were no visible marks on them that we could see, but they were definitely deceased and just tossed in the snow.”
She adds its disturbing someone would leave deceased animals out in the open for anyone to see.
“If somebody couldn’t afford to feed these animals, or something like that, they could have contacted somebody [or] given them to the SPCA,” Lubbers asserts. “Since I’ve posted this on social media so many people have jumped forward and said, ‘We would have taken them in and feed these animal’.
“Perhaps maybe they did pass due to a parasite or something like that, but if that was the case then they should have been disposed of properly and not just tossed out there for the world to see. I guess that was the most disturbing part of it all.”
Lubbers contacted the SPCA, who told her staff will travel to the site to investigate.
The SPCA are looking into the incident, but in an e-mail response, “From the perspective of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and or Criminal Code there is no offence for dumping carcasses at the landfill, there may however be offences pursuant to regional district/municipal bylaws or environmental legislation, both of which we do not enforce.”
– Moyie resident Amie Lubbers
(Photos courtesy of Amie Lubbers)