(Toledo, OH) WNWO has been covering this odd story of some idiots who have been clipping the tails and manes from area horses. This type of hair apparently commands high prices on eBay, with longer tails garnering up to $100 apiece.
The hair seems to be highly prized among some makers of crafts and jewelry. Two ounces of horse hair at this eBay seller's site has a stock price of $16.50.
To date, the horse tail thieves have struck in Monroe County, MI and Delta, OH.
True justice would be for these creeps to get an old fashioned whooping, but I think an appropriate punishment might be to tie the arms of the thieves behind their backs and stick them in a corral with thousands of horse flies.
Then we could watch them dance around in misery, just like the shorn horses will this summer when they have no tails.