NC Horses Have Tail Hair Stolen To Sell

Horse owners in North Carolina are being urged to keep a close eye on their horse when they are turned out on pasture: Someone is cutting the tail hair from horses when they are not inside barns. Horses in Nash County have been affected thus far.

Horsehair, used to make everything from fake tails for show horses to human wigs, jewelry and home décor, is expensive and demand is high. Hair is typically sold by the pound; light-colored hair can garner as much as $400 to $600 per pound.

Cutting horse tails isn’t new; the Camden County, NC, Sheriff’s Office reported tail-hair theft in March of this year. Though cutting the tail hair doesn’t harm the horse outright, it does limit his ability to swat insects, which may carry disease.

Anyone with information can call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459- 4121 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

Read more at The Enterprise.

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