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Authorities called in to remove horse that was left to die on Southern University's campus
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement and animal control are investigating a suspicious incident involving a horse that collapsed and died in front of the Southern University Law Center.
A spokesperson for the university said the horse was privately owned and that someone brought it to campus. An eyewitness told WBRZ the horse collapsed in front of the law center and the rider fled the scene before police showed up, leaving the animal to die.
Animal Control said the horse did not have microchip, brand or tattoo that would help identify its owner.
The horse was removed with a crane and transported to a landfill. Animal Control confirmed a necropsy will not be done to the horse.
According to Animal Control, they are waiting on Southern University Police to release surveillance video of the incident.
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