- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

OFFERLE, Kan. (AP) - Officials are investigating after 50 to 60 cattle were found starved to death in southern Kansas.

Sheriff Bryant Kurth says the cattle were found March 31 near Offerle in Edwards County.

Edwards County Attorney Mark Frame says between 50 and 60 cattle were found dead or near death at a feedlot owned by Offerle rancher David Oliphant, who was hospitalized. Frame says the animals had water but no food.

The Hutchinson News reports (https://bit.ly/1WfYqHP ) area farmers are caring for another 50 to 60 cattle. He says farmers in the area have told him they would have helped if they had known the cattle needed feed.

Frame said he couldn’t comment on any possible charges because the case is still under investigation.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, https://www.hutchnews.com


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