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Defaced cattle case moves up to District Court

Defense argues cost to restore animals could have been avoided using hair dye

SUNDANCE — The case of the defaced herd is moving up to District Court following a preliminary hearing last week, at which the prosecution argued that restoring the cows to their previous condition cost the alleged victim thousands of dollars.

Two ranchers are accused of using bleach to paint markings, including drawings of penises, on a total of 189 cows and six bulls belonging to their neighbor....