I reported last week about the tragic slaughter of a white buffalo calf on a ranch here in Texas. Lightning Medicine Cloud was just days away from his first birthday when proprietors of the Lakota Buffalo Ranch in Greenville, Texas, found him dead. The next day ranch owners found the calf’s mother dead, only adding to the shock and mystery. The initial $5,000 reward that ranch owner Arby Little Soldier offered for information leading to the capture and arrest of those responsible has increased to $45,000 as of today. People from across the state and the nation have reacted strongly to the animals’ brutal slayings. The Ranch still plans to proceed with a memorial this coming weekend to mark the first anniversary of Lightning Medicine Cloud’s birth.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department at (903) 453-6800 and ask for either Sheriff Randy Meeks or Lt. Tommy Grandfield.