Massachusetts man charged with torturing sheep

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Police have charged a man from Boxborough, Massachusetts with 15 counts of torturing animals after he left sheep to graze without water for more than two months.

This story was first reported by the Bennington Banner.

Police say 50-year-old Benjamin Cumbie purchased 19 sheep from a breeder in Brattleboro.

After the sheep were delivered, court documents show, 15 of them died. Police found no source of water and minimal shade was available to the animals.