posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:26 PM
reply to post by randomname
The farmer didn't do this to his own animals. If he wanted out of the business, he would have shipped them all off to the auction. Insurance is too
iffy, slow, and unknown, plus the criminal implications. It would have been much easier to send them all off to the auction.
I also do not buy the cold weather as an explanation. Cows know how to conserve heat by lumping together. A few cows might have died, but the
majority in the center of the heard would have lived. Cows have some amazing anomalies, such as predicting approaching weather, aligning along
magnetic lines, grazing in similar directions, and using group mentality to protect the young or infirm.........they also have some amazing stupidity,
such as following one another right off a cliff, or into a kill pen. They will stand in line and get shot one after another without ever resisting or
trying to escape.