PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Humane Law Enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA are investigating the dumping of animal carcasses in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.
At about 3 p.m., authorities discovered several dead animals, including decapitated goats, chickens and ducks in a lot at the corner of Comly and Dutton roads.
Officials believe the animals may have been sacrificed for religious purposes but say although the law permits humane sacrificing of animals for some religious rituals, the dumping of these animals is illegal.
“This is a very disturbing scene,” said George Bengal, head of Humane Law Enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA.
The PSPCA continues to look into this case. Stay with CBS Philly as this story develops.