Fort Peck Tribes investigate deaths of 15 horses on reservation

The Fort Peck Tribes are investigating the deaths of 15 horses on the reservation in Montana.

Council member Jestin Dupree posted several photos of the horses on his Facebook group on August 24. It appeared they had been dead for five days when the tribe's Department of Fish and Game was informed, The Billings Gazette reported.

"I was asked if I wanted to come see for myself on what happened to these animals so I drove up to see what is in these pictures and it pretty much ruined my day.," Dupree wrote on Facebook.

"This is embarrassing and no animal should be treated like this," council member Jestin Dupree of the Fort Peck Tribes said as he shared photos of 15 horses that were found dead on the reservation in Montana. Photo: Jestin Dupree

Dupree said the horses were found on land owned by a tribal citizen. But he was told that a non-citizen was seen offloading animals in the same area over the summer.

The Roosevelt County Sheriff's Department is also investigating, Dupree wrote in another post on Facebook on Tuesday.

Read More on the Story
Tribe, sheriff's office investigating 15 horses found dead on Ft. Peck Reservation (The Billings Gazette August 28, 2018)
More than a dozen horses found dead north of Wolf Point (KRTV August 28, 2018)
Several dead horses found in Roosevelt County (ABC Fox August 28, 2018)

Join the Conversation