“It is a gratuitous act for a defenseless being, it is inhuman to do so,” the radio reported.
Now, investigators have discovered two other cases in Seine-Maritime, although the owners of the animals have not officially complained.
Several other incidents have taken place in France since February in Moselle, Vendée, Aisne and Somme involving attacks on horses and donkeys. Each animal had a cut ear.
Mr. Crampon told France Bleu that this could be the work of a sect or part of a satanic ritual, but he believes it is more likely to be some sort of Internet challenge.
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