A HORSE has died after eating urea that had been illegally dumped on a stock reserve in NSW.
Another two horses were affected but survived.
NSW Rural Crime Prevention detectives said the compound, which is used for nitrogen application in farming, was dumped on the Waterloo Stock Reserve at Bellata, south of Moree in January.
"The dumping was in close proximity to a water hole,” a spokesman said.
"The dumping of urea or grain is not permitted on stock routes and poses a threat to stock.
"Intentionally or not, you have a responsibility to ensure this does not happen.”
Rural Crime Investigators are also working with officers from the Environment Protection Authority with this investigation.
Anyone with information about the illegal dumping is asked to contact Moree Rural Crime Prevention Team on (02) 6757 0869 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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