The former Miss Universe and wife of racing legend Peter Brock is furious after her beloved pet rotted and was devoured by foxes despite paying hundreds of dollars for a burial.
- Former Miss Australia is furious & # 39; because his beloved pet horse rotted in the paddock
- Michelle Downes paid $ 250 to a landowner for his horse to be buried
- The Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Victoria, is investigating the incident
- They were notified that 100 horses were left in a paddock to be devoured by foxes
Zoe Zaczek for Daily Mail Australia
A former Miss Universe Australia is among the owners of the "furious" horses, their pets rotted and were eaten by the animals despite paying hundreds of dollars for a funeral.
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council in Victoria has been investigating the removal of 100 horses after receiving a complaint that the foxes were eating them on a property north of Romsey, the Herald Sun reported.
Michelle Downes, who is Miss Australia and former wife of motorsport legend Peter Brock, paid $ 250 for her Dell horse to be buried under a tree.
Former Miss Australia and other horse owners are "furious" because their pets rotted and were eaten by animals despite paying hundreds of dollars for a burial
Michelle Downes, who was the ex-wife of motorsport legend Peter Brock, paid $ 250 for her Dell horse to be buried under a tree
But she was furious to discover that she had been tricked by the local landowner.
"I was furious because I understood that my horse would be buried." I did not want him to go to the knackery to be cut for dog meat. They told me they would give him a dignified burial, "he told the Herald Sun.
"All these years I thought I was in a nice place in a meadow under a tree, it's devastating, it was horrible to think that someone would cheat you."
It was reported that the owner had an agreement with a local veterinarian to dispose of the sacrificed horses.
Another owner of a horse, Jahnae Parrish, was filled with tears upon learning that her horse could have been left in the paddock instead of being buried.
Council spokesperson for Macedon Shire Ranges, Leanne Morton, said the council was investigating whether planning permission is required for the owner's current use of the property.
Ms. Morton said conversations with the owner continued.
"Although RSPCA Victoria and Racing Victoria were initially involved, they are no longer part of the ongoing investigation," he said.
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council in Victoria has been investigating the removal of 100 horses after receiving a complaint that the foxes were eating them on a property north of Romsey
Michelle Downes (pictured right) is the ex-wife of motorsport legend Peter Brock (pictured, left)