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'Horrendous' scene of 35 horses found dead on property north of Longreach

A major investigation is underway after 35 horses were found shot dead in "horrific" scenes on a property in western Queensland.

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The animals, discovered on Yanburra station about 60km north of Longreach, included pregnant mares and foals.

Police said they expected to find more carcasses today.

Detective Sergeant Allan Cook said the horses died from multiple gunshot wounds in a brazen shooting along the side of a major road.

"Absolutely horrendous," Detective Sergeant Cook said.

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Article written by: By Danielle O'Neal and Ellie Grounds

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