Someone's skinning calves alive

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - October 3, 2008

Lou Diamond says he was milking cows Thursday morning when he heard a noise in his barn. He says he found a calf missing and its collar cut. He found the calf a short distance from the barn and, Diamond says, he believes he thwarted someone from skinning the animal.

Diamond says the neck of a three-day-old calf was skinned this week at his Fayette County farm, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. The animal named Sugar Lump is recovering after surgery.

Two other newborn calves at his farm have died after being skinned alive recently.

Rewards of several thousand dollars are being offered.

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

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