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FARMERS around the Maine-et-Loire and Indre-et-Loire region have been shocked by the discovery of the remains of cows slaughtered in the fields where they stood.

A large bull was one of the animals attacked by what is believed to be a group of trained butchers due to the efficiency of the killings.

The cows were shot and then butchered in the fields, with the meat carried away and local farmers have no idea who is behind the crime.

Although local people believe that with many struggling to make ends meet, and with beef priced at around €10 a kilo, it is likely those buying the meat are not asking too many questions about its origin.

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