Brandon RCMP Investigating Disturbing Death of Animals

Source:  Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba

UPDATE – While investigating the death of a goat and a pony with their ears removed, RCMP received a report of a further discovery of animal remains. In a ditch close to where the remains of the pony were found, three coyotes and a raccoon were located deceased. The animals also had their ears removed.

The RCMP renews the request for information. If anyone has any information in relation to this investigation, please contact Brandon RCMP at 204-726-7519 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers.


On March 26, 2017, Brandon RCMP received a report of a dead goat with its back legs tied up and its ears removed and a dead miniature pony with its ears removed. The animals were found in separate ditches approximately three days apart in the RM of Whitewater, Manitoba, 15 kilometres south of Brandon.

It is unclear when, exactly, the animals were left there, as there were different levels of snow cover.

The RCMP is working with the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba on this investigation.

RCMP are actively investigating these incidents and are asking anyone with information to contact Brandon RCMP at 204-726-7519 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).