Two Northern Territory men have been charged with animal cruelty offences after dozens horses were allegedly shot and killed at a remote Top End cattle station.
The men, aged 38 and 40, are accused of entered Killarney Station without permission and shooting the horses in an inhumane way.
"The station management reported that 30 of their horses had been shot and killed on September 19," NT police said on Friday.
Killarney staff have previously said the horses "were like members of the family" and they were devastated by the loss.
The men are reportedly members of sporting shooters' association.
They have been charged with property offences and animal cruelty offences under the Animal Welfare Act.
They're scheduled to appear in the Katherine Local Court on November 9.
The horses were estimated to be worth $500,000.