While this is primarily for human on human crime, the scope of the manual suggests that the procedures may also be useful in the investigation of poisoning of animals.
I doubt any readers of this site will be called upon to investigate criminal poisoning of a human being. Unfortunately I believe it is possible that homesteaders or those with guardian dogs to have to deal with someone maliciously poisoning animals.
While I have not had an animal poisoned, soon after my junkie neighbor said they were not interested in living next to a goat farm, all my animals (three AGH/Kune Kune hogs and two goats) died. A few were shot with hunting rifles.
Law enforcement was uninterested in this case, as apparently they inform on the local drug trade. My question on how can a person snitch on things they aren’t involved in went unanswered.
While this is not pointing related, I do have some understanding of how devastating the murder of livestock can be, and anything I can do or share that helps bring such criminals to justice is something I am interested in doing.
TB PMG 21 Crimes involving Poisons