At least six horses were found dead and a seventh one was heavily injured by a shotgun, in Karvounari village of Paramythia area of Epirus, western Greece. Beginning of February, a little pony was also shot and killed with a shot gun in the area.
Locals and animal welfare societies are highly alarmed about the horses’ killings that have been taking place in the last two months and demand thorough police investigation and capture of the perpetrator or perpetrators.
So far, police has found one dead horse shot with a rifle and the corpses of other horses eaten by wild animals.
On February 7, the owner of a little pony found his beloved animal, “a member of our family,” as he said, shot dead in the fenced plot he was keeping it. The pony was shot with a rifle of the same type, media report. The coward act took place in the village Perdika, close to Karvounari.
It is not known whether the horses were wild or belonged to local residents.
Local animal societies say that they will do everything needed to have the perpetrator arrested and brought to Justice.