Attempted Mass Poisoning At Dog Show

12.10.2012
Words by Paul Fontaine
The results of tests have concluded that pieces of lifrapylsa strewn outside a dog show last September were indeed contaminated with rat poison.

As reported, when participants arrived at the Gustur arena in Kópavogur to begin setting up for the dog show, pieces of lifrapylsa - a kind of sausage made from sheep liver and oats - were found strewn both outside and inside the arena.

It was suspected that the pieces might have been deliberately poisoned and left out for dogs to eat. As a result, the dog show was temporarily canceled, but would resume the following day.

Since then, police have been investigating the matter, with the pieces of lifrapylsa sent to a lab at the University of Iceland for testing. There are still no leads as to a suspect in the case, but today lab results came in - the pieces did contain high levels of rat poison.

While it is unknown if any dogs ate any of the pieces, director of the dog owners' club Rex told reporters that he considered the matter "disturbing", saying, "It is an inexplicable act. But we put our total trust in the police."

Police plan to hold a meeting on Monday to determine what the next step in their investigations will be.

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