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Scientists Baffled - Suicidal Cows

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:29 PM
So the first two things that came to mind were.

1. Sometimes Animals sense things and want to get out of dodge, as in prior to a tsunami. Are their earthquakes or something going to occur?

2. Then I read there were large thunderstorms. However, you would think there were thunderstorms there for centuries... perhaps larger than normal thunderstorms because of our climate change?

Odd indeed...

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:31 PM
I love cows.

Cows are not stupid.

They have to be among one of the best animals ever to grace God’s earth.
In other words, cows rock.

Maybe they stampede once in a while, but hey, toss a few thousand bucks out the door of a helicopter above time square and not only will the masses *stampede* but they’ll kill whatever gets in the way of the green.

And, ok, so, you here a bang, a crash, do you run towards the threat - or away.
So, you’ve just admitted to yourself, you’re on par, with bovine.

Cows are so incredible awesome you’ve no idea.
I had a bull calf once.
He was determined to get into the milk supply no matter what.
He learned not only to open a door with his tongue, but, walk UP stairs, to get to the milk.
He rocked.

And, cows no better than to laugh at each other when they eat boogers.
Did you know eating your boogers give you natural defenses against diseases?

According to Austrian lung specialist Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, picking your nose and eating what you find is one of the best (and most inexpensive) ways of staying healthy.

Hey, if there’s any conspiracy out there - it’s against nose candy eaters.
Again, cow’s know better, cows rock.

Then there’s these cows, take a look...

Cows are intelligent and curious animals who enjoy solving problems and interacting with their environment. They have long memories and are capable of learning lessons from each other, just as humans do.

Toss a rubrics cube to you, and a cow.
Competitively/comparatively speaking - most cows would finish first.
The human thinks it’s too good for the cube.
The cow, as in Taurus, as in stubborn, would not only not give up, but, would feel a great deal of pleasure in finishing it’s task.

Cows like challenges, and according to researchers, they feel excitement when they finish a task or use their intellect to overcome an obstacle. In an article on cow intelligence, a reporter writes that “Donald Broom, professor of animal welfare at Cambridge University, will tell the conference how cows can become excited by solving intellectual challenges. In one study, researchers challenged the animals with a task where they had to find how to open a door to get some food. An electroencephalograph was used to measure their brainwaves. ‘The brainwaves showed their excitement; their heartbeat went up and some even jumped into the air. We called it their Eureka moment,’ Professor Broom said.”

Eureka moment!
When did you last have a truly amazing Eureka moment?
Can’t remember?
Bummer. I can. I was with a cow.

Cows, once again, so rock.

Because of their complex social interactions, cows also have the ability to learn from each other, another indication of their intelligence, which is comparable to that of a dog and a bit higher than that of a cat.

Cows get along.
Cows have fun.
But don’t mess with cows.
Cows, will trample you to death without a second thought if you even think of hurting their young.
Young cows play, and have fun and don’t try to poke out each others eyes or shoot small animals with Beebe guns.
Again, cows rock. Wicked rock.

Stories of cows who used their navigation capabilities to find their way back home after being sold at auction are common.

Check this one out
Need I say more.

They rule, give it up for cows!

Some cows never forget those who have hurt them either, and they’ve been known to hold grudges against other members of their herd.

Social Cows

I wish I could be like a cow.
I wouldn’t forget who hurt me and I wouldn’t allow it to happen again.

Lesson from cow. Lesson taken, lesson learned.

My favorite?
Besides going out at sunrise, even in weather that freezes my eyelashes to my skin, to toss a huge flake a hay to my milk cow, lay my cheek up against her soft warm side, and milk her?

My other favorite.

Cows with guns. (10 Moo rating - funny as heck pics too)!

Cows in music

Cows we knew as a kid

Cows that run history

Virtual Cows

Cow Geeks

Holy Cow!

Cowabunga! Cow Games!

Cow Boys

Cow Patty

Cow Tipping

Cow Bulls

Super Cows

Cows on TV

Famous Cows!

Cows In the Sky

Big Blue Cows (Ox)

More Super Cows

Cow that saved a baby's life!

Far Side Cows

Cow Poems! (Like - The Cow that jump over the moon. We all heard that one!)

Cows And Friends

As I thought it came to me
That cows don't simply grow on trees,
They're nurtured every waking day,
Some by grass, a few by hay,
Each one is born so young and small,
But soon it is so strong and tall,
For after constant love and care,
The cow can soon roam anywhere.
And just like cows there are some friends,
Who aren't easily replaced again.
So I just thought to email you
While gazing at the sky so blue,
Remembering my friends back home
Where cows instead of crowds do roam,
'Cause now I'm sure, yes it must be:
friends, like cows, don't grow on trees.

--- Todd Katter --- New York

Cow Facts

There are an estimated 920 different breeds of cows in the world

Cows came to America with Christopher Columbus People first domesticated cows about

5000 years ago The Holstein produces the most milk of all breeds Cows spend 6 hours a day eating and 8 hours chewing cud A dairy cow can produce 5 gallons of ice cream a day

Cows can live 25 years if people would let them

The city of Boston was laid out by cow paths

In an average herd, there is 1 bull to every 30 cows

A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day

The average dairy cow produces about 10 gallons of milk a day

A cow drinks about 30 gallons of water per day

Cows can detect odors up to five miles away

The age of a cow can be determined by counting the rings on its horns

Old cows in India have their own nursing homes

Cows can see color

Wisconsin has the most dairy cows

Texas the most beef cows

There are approximately 350 "squirts" in a gallon of milk


Tribute to a Bull - Bodacious

I was looking for a clip of a bull names *Sherman* My all time favorite bulls of all times.
I couldn’t find it - Sooooo, Bodacious will have to do.

Sometimes the good guys do come out on top.
Or in his case, the bottom...

As for the *suicidal* cows? Well - It’s a mystery.

Unlike longhorns on cattle drives - and outside of John Wayne movies, domestic cows tend to scatter when they stampede.
Domestic cows are also not known to stampede at night.

I’ve a terrible feeling there are some two legged *critters* out there - more than responsible for this tragedy.

Not believing the cow tails on this one.

Speaking of cow tales - The candy.



[edit on 29-8-2009 by silo13]

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:44 PM
If people werent so affraid, and knew what awaited on the next side.

A nice plunge off of a cliff doesn't seem so bad.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:14 PM

Originally posted by skepticantiseptic
Could it be some drunk english cowboys cliff tipping the cows? Good sport, and a good mystery to boot. Sounds like the plausible explanation to me.

I thought the same thing as soon as I saw the thread. Sadly this is the most likely explanation. They should checkout if there were any 'brits abroad stag weekends' around.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:16 PM
I also suspect some human intervention.

I think we humans may be projecting our own emotions about climate change and the destruction of the environment onto animals.

But then, we are all animals so maybe there's a threat that we all fear in common and react to in our own ways.

If I was a cow and was on any level aware of my fate, then I would probably be suicidal too.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by suziwong

Thanks for bringing this Bridgend thing to my attention. It's horrific, bizarre and very sad. I'm struggling to actually take it in, it's like some bad US teen flick. I wonder what's been happening lately?

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by googolplex

that wouldnt work. if they were tripping, it would more likely be on some liberty caps growing near their pats.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by silo13

Wow that's a lot of effort. Do you have some sort of cow fetish?

I wrote a crap poem about suicide a while back and one of the lines was about the difference between humans and cows and that cows (and animals in general) don't commit suicide. I also wrote a paper on all the of the so called uniquely human traits that seperate man from the animal kingdom. The only two traits I was left with that were uniquely human were religion and suicide.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:35 PM
Could it have been a result HAARP activities or Chemtrails?

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:51 PM
It's not mating season is it?

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:43 PM
As the cow stood at the edge of the cliff, he probably mooed to the rest that he could see a heavenly graze.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 06:09 PM
Here's one theory:

If cows evolved in pastures that were maybe flat or a little hilly, they probably didn't have to watch where they stepped very much, so they could wander around pretty much anywhere.

In contrast, mountain lions, and mountain goats are highly adapted to navigating mountainous terrain, which cows are not.

So we take an animal not very well adapted to mountains, put in in mountains, and guess what? The mountainous terrain takes its toll on some of them.

If this keeps happening over and over where the cows least adapted to the terrain die and can no longer breed, while the cows who survive are allowed to breed, guess what? That is a sort of evolution in process you are seeing.

So after many generations, you might see cows in the mountains who are much more adapted to mountain life, and fewer of them will be accidentally wandering off of cliffs...maybe. Just a thought. I never heard of this happening with mountain goats or mountain lions, just sayin'.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:31 PM
reply to post by suziwong

The small village in the Alps is called Lauterbrunnen.

I´m suprised no one made the link yet: `Swiss´, Switserland, Geneva, Large Hadron Collider, Lake of Geneva.

This Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Western Europe and on 1 side is the area of the LHC. The other ´side´ of the Lake is till Montreux where the Lake ´touches´ the mountain rifs of the Swiss Alps.
Furter to the right lays Lauterbrunnen.

Did anyone ever asked themselves WHY they built the LHC next to such an enormous lake .... Maybe there is an ´echo´ in the grid that echoes through the Alps? Maybe the cows ´sense´ something there?

Not claiming to know what is going on there but trying to put 1 and 1 together

[edit on 8/29/2009 by Melyanna Tengwesta]

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:31 PM
It sounds like the typical cow cult gone bad. Some cow named Charlie writes a few songs that one of the Beach Boys shows an interest in and pretty soon all the cows in the herd think he's the cat's meow.

But like most cows with an ego and playing in an upper level pasture he starts getting paranoid thinking that everyone from cows from other herds to the FDA are out to get him.

So he does the typical Jim Jones and decides they aren't going to take him alive and coinvinces all his followers to follow him to some cow paradise in the sky.

It disgusts me really, it all starts grazing on a little hemp put before you know it they always end up chewing on cocoa and popye plants too.

How many more cows have to die like this for us to take responsibility...

I tell you it's an utter disgrace!

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:42 PM
Silly me, I wasn't even looking at this thread for the longest time because I thought it said CLOWN suicides.

I've learned my lesson, slow down and actually read the title next time!

I'm really at a loss for what could be causing this. Part of me wants to say thunderstorm, part of me wants to say cruel humans. I really don't know though.

reply to post by silo13

I had to give you a star just for all of the work you put into your post. While I've grown up in the city, my mom grew up in the middle of no where, with her dad being a feed-lot manager at several places. She taught me, and I also saw from a few times that I went and visited my Grandfather, that cows do rock.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:55 PM
I don't know if this was suicide or not but animals can commit suicide. I had a cat that committed suicide. It would be very bad if it turned out that this was a case of mass suicide.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:32 PM
I don't think the cows jumped, i believe they were driven. This is a message to humanity, the bodies are arranged in such a manner as to constitute the body of a humanoid giant, the mass being commeasurate with the weight of the dozen cattle involved. This is an escalation of the singular "cattle mutilations." It is also an assault against one of the staples in OUR food chain, it deserves serious consideration. When i was a kid i was told, "watch out when cows begin to fly because you're going to be facing some serious B.S.

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 05:26 AM
Perhaps something killed the stupid cows in mass, sorta like a "buffalo jump" (Pishkun) scenario. Sorta like cow tipping on steroids, including US drones.

Maybe the cows committed suicide after they realized that they are creating global warming?

Or perhaps simply the lead cow got spooked, and jumped off the cliff. And the rest of the herd mentality followed suit? Sorta like animal version of Jim Jones.

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 05:37 AM
reply to post by suziwong

Why be baffled - the poor creatures knew they were going to be killed and eaten.

Why not kill youself rather than that? And btw, animals have a horrible life.

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by suziwong

I read this story in the sun newspaper yesterday.... thought it pretty weird.... maybe a 'gas explosion' caused a huge rush of wind and they all got lifted into the air before falling off the cliff edge

Jokes aside though this looks like mass suicide..... maybe the cows just aren't looking forward to their fatful end so decided to off it.....

Na.... I'd really like to do some investigating on this one.....

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