Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Argentina: Another Cattle Mutilation?

Luis Burgos writes: "During the first days of the month of December, a spate of strange animal deaths occured in a field bordering that of Angel Gatti, where 45 unknown prints were found, and which were investigated at the time. In this instance, a total of 10 animals (7 calves and 3 cows) experienced mysterious and precise incisions, especially around the udders. Unfortunately, the owner of the field, fearful of visits by curiosity-seekers and media, decided to set the carcasses on fire and blame the deaths on local dogs. This is the only version of the event that reached the ears of police authorities in [the town of] Bartolomé Bravo, who faced with the circumstances, nonetheless remain on alert together with FAO correspondents in the region."

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)