CALGARY – An investigation into the suspicious death of a feral horse near Sundre last month has determined the horse died of natural causes.
Officers found the animal’s carcass north of Highway 584 in Clearwater County on February 28th.
Police say their preliminary investigation suggested it may have been shot, but a necropsy determined that was not the case.
Feral horses are protected under the Criminal Code, however, the Alberta government recently distributed three permits giving holders permission to capture the animals.
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