There have been reports of animal thefts from all across the land, this past year. Some are quite brazen or even bazaar. This is just a handful of recent articles. Please click the links to see the complete articles.
SW Missouri Cattle Thefts Persist, Despite Colder Weather
By: KODE/KSN, Joplin, MO
Updated: December 18, 2012
DIAMOND, Mo. — Cattle theft is becoming a hot-button issue in the southwest Missouri agricultural community.
“I’ve heard quite a bit about it and I know several people that have had cattle stolen,” says Harold Haskins, a farmer and veterinarian.
Haskins spends hours each day looking after his more than 400 cattle, but keeping watch over that many on hundreds of acres of land is very time consuming.
“It’s a real problem, because you can’t be with your cattle 24/7.”