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Medellín, May 9, 2020.

The CES University of Medellín regrets to inform that on May 8, 2020, three equines owned by the institution were stolen and which were in the Villa Eliza farm, a property of the University's Veterinary and Zootechnical Center (CVZ), located in the El Escobero hill sector, in the municipality of Envigado, Antioquia.

Although the farm has private security and surveillance, the University informed the competent authority of the complaint and is collaborating to clarify the fact that, apparently, was perpetrated in the early hours of the morning.
We are hurt by the absence of Minerva, Fiesta and Tomasa, the three kidnapped mares, which were born on the same Villa Eliza farm. The three fillies, identified with a microchip each, make up a group of 22 farm animals including equines, cattle and buffalo that are part of the internships of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education students in the areas of Equine Health and Production, Semiology , Surgical Technique, Reproduction, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia, among others.

For the CES University, especially the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics and the Center for Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (CVZ), it is a regrettable loss and that leaves us with a deep void because they are animals adapted for professional practices and healthy coexistence in the training of CES students and in favor of animal health and welfare.

Due to the fear that exists for this type of species to be sold as work or pack mares on farms, used in illicit crops or in the worst case to extract their meat for human consumption; We repudiate this fact and ask the community in general to refrain from commercializing the animals and to inform the telephone line 123 of the National Police in case of having information about their whereabouts.

* Note: We authorize the publication of the images of the abducted animals in order to facilitate their identification and recovery.

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