Monday, September 18, 2006

Argentina: New Cattle Mutilation Reports from La Pampa

DATE: 09.18.06
Argentina: New Cattle Mutilation Reports from La Pampa

New cases involving animal mutilations were made known through information provided by the La Pampa Provincial Police and corroborated by researchers from CIUFOS-LA PAMPA.

It was verified that in a rural farm located in the vicinity of the "Padre Buodo" wilderness, located at the crossing of National Routes No. 35 and 152, Jurisdiction of General Acha, two black Aberdeen Angus heifers and a calf of the same type and color appeared to have been mutilated, presenting signs of bodily damage similar to others detected recently.

The deaths, according to the veterinarians consulted, occurred some 10 days prior to the date of their discovery. Moreover, in the locality of Quehue, on Provincial Route 18, km 94, at the "San Emilio" farm, another Black Angus calf was found dead and mutilated. A similar fate befell a cow (same breed and color) found between the localities of Quehue and Utracan, to the north of General Acha, on Provincial Rt. 9.

It should be noted that there has been an increase in cattle mutilations in this province, with specimens of the Aberdeen Angus breed being predominant.

(special thanks to Raul Oscar Chaves, CIUFOS-LA PAMPA)


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