ESSEX, Conn. – Four alpacas were stabbed to death at a Connecticut farm Friday.
The owner of the property in Essex, George MacLauchlan, told The Hartford Courant the brutal attacks were the latest in a series of mysterious incidents which have seen six of the animals slain and another three go missing.
"I don't have any enemies, I'm sure of it," the owner of Alpacas at Applesauce Acres, about 50 miles south of Hartford, said. "Somebody is sick. It's like killing a kitten. They're not going to hurt anybody."
MacLauchlan said the animals, which cost tens of thousands of dollars, are quiet and their "poop doesn't stink, so it's not like the neighbors are upset with it."
Lt. J. Paul Vance said state police were pursuing leads in their investigation, but no arrests have been made yet.