An investigation from the RCMP's Livestock Division involves several individuals and businesses in Southern Alberta.

According to a media release from the RCMP's livestock division, the investigation was launched over the illegal slaughter of sheep and goats, as well as unlawful dealing.

It involves several individuals and rural locations in Southern Alberta, and businesses in Calgary.

The RCMP have notified Alberta Health Services of seven stores under investigation in the interest of public health.

No further information is expected at the moment, as the investigation is ongoing.