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HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — PETA is offering a reward for help finding the person who killed a cow in Westmoreland County.

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The incident happened at a farm in Hempfield Township on Feb. 12.

State police say someone apparently got behind the wheel of a tractor at the farm and ended up hitting a cow. The cow was speared on spikes on the back of the tractor and died from the injuries.

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The cow was worth about $1,000.

On Monday, PETA announced they would offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

“It takes a dangerous, callous person to spear a living being and leave her to die in agonizing pain,” PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien said in a release. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward so that whoever killed this cow can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

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Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call state police at (724) 832-3288.