Stock thieves target pregnant cows

Heard of cattle PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Heard of cattle PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Livestock owners have been urged to be extra vigilant as thieves’ modus operandi seems to be to target pregnant cows.

In the ongoing Kgomokhumo Operation, the police informed farmers they have established a new wave of stock theft in which thieves target pregnant cows as they appear to be meaty.

In an interview with The Monitor, the Botswana Police Service's (BPS) spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube said they have observed that stock thieves hang around grazing areas, especially by the pans where animals go to drink water, to rustle pregnant cows and unbranded calves. Motube said they continue to arrest stock theft suspects and confiscate stolen beasts which mostly are pregnant cows, an indication that indeed stock theft has become a paying job for most people, especially butcheries.

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