Mystery surrounding a macabre series of horse mutilations in France | AFP

On the morning of 14 May, Mélissa Véron found her lifeless three-year-old mare in the pasture of stables in Berny-en-Santerre (Somme). In scenes stranger than fiction, a horrifying series of violent horse deaths have been recorded across several departments in recent months. At the end of June, a note from the Central Territorial Intelligence Service listed at least eleven similar events in France between December 2018 and the summer of 2020.

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