30 cows committed suicide by falling off cliff 2nd incident

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PostTue Oct 20, 2009 11:13 pm » by Savwafair2012



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(MYFOX NATIONAL) - More than two dozen cattle have mysteriously fallen from a cliff to their deaths in the Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, leading some to wonder if the bovines committed suicide.

The Daily Mail reports that in just a span of three days , 28 cows and bulls plunged hundreds of feet and were killed instantly.

"'We are investigating because cows growing up in the mountains normally can estimate dangers and do not plunge down cliffs," a police spokesman said. Rescue crews flew helicopters into the valley to retrieve the carcasses, which posed a pollution threat to the local groundwater.
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Cows are usually let loose by farmers at high altitudes in the Alps so they can graze. Some occasionally do fall to their deaths, but many agree that to have so many fall in such a short span of time is unusual.

Locals speculate that recent thunderstorms may have spooked the animals. But scientists dismiss the notion that the cattle committed suicide. They said the more likely explanation is that the animals were migrating in huge droves in search of more food and tightly followed each other one when they fell off the cliff to their deaths.

Last week more than 30 cows fell to their death off a cliff into the Fresno River near Coarsegold, Calif. Neighbors complained after the carcasses were left to rot for more than a week.


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PostTue Oct 20, 2009 11:19 pm » by Rawdney


That's terrible. I hate seeing pictures of dead animals. My bet is, some kids on a quad scared them and chased them off.

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PostTue Oct 20, 2009 11:31 pm » by jetxvii


see now this is a mysterious but good post.

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PostTue Oct 20, 2009 11:49 pm » by jetxvii


slushpup wrote:I was joking earlier...

It is a bad thing to happen.. But Cows are not known to be smart nor sure footed for that kind of area. Goats and sheep are better off in that type of terrain. What could happen easily is that there is always a leader in a herd. It may have wandered into a place where the others followed initially to eat. Once started on their journey there may have been no turning back.

Just my thoughts... :flop:


no I agree, it's just like a cult leader. you get the not so smart people that believe you or follow you because you are leading then you jump off a cliff..... or drink the red kool aid. whatever fits your analogy.

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PostWed Oct 21, 2009 3:21 am » by Darrylmckay


jetxvii wrote:
slushpup wrote:I was joking earlier...

It is a bad thing to happen.. But Cows are not known to be smart nor sure footed for that kind of area. Goats and sheep are better off in that type of terrain. What could happen easily is that there is always a leader in a herd. It may have wandered into a place where the others followed initially to eat. Once started on their journey there may have been no turning back.

Just my thoughts... :flop:


no I agree, it's just like a cult leader. you get the not so smart people that believe you or follow you because you are leading then you jump off a cliff..... or drink the red kool aid. whatever fits your analogy.


So now theres a Cow cult in the swiss alps, interesting.

But really, cows, just like sheep, are dumb animals, they have been bred that way for thousands of years to make them easier to handle and farm.
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PostWed Oct 21, 2009 3:28 am » by jetxvii


darrylmckay wrote:
jetxvii wrote:
slushpup wrote:I was joking earlier...

It is a bad thing to happen.. But Cows are not known to be smart nor sure footed for that kind of area. Goats and sheep are better off in that type of terrain. What could happen easily is that there is always a leader in a herd. It may have wandered into a place where the others followed initially to eat. Once started on their journey there may have been no turning back.

Just my thoughts... :flop:


no I agree, it's just like a cult leader. you get the not so smart people that believe you or follow you because you are leading then you jump off a cliff..... or drink the red kool aid. whatever fits your analogy.


So now theres a Cow cult in the swiss alps, interesting.

But really, cows, just like sheep, are dumb animals, they have been bred that way for thousands of years to make them easier to handle and farm.


just like sheeple.

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PostWed Oct 21, 2009 4:07 am » by Sheeple


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PostTue Nov 24, 2009 4:07 am » by Paradigmshift


rawdney wrote:That's terrible. I hate seeing pictures of dead animals. My bet is, some kids on a quad scared them and chased them off.



First of all : Hi guys! My first post here. :banana:

I bet this is what happened. It was either some kids or some animals that scared them off just like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada where the Ameridians were scaring the buffaloes down the cliff by cornering them until they had no choices but to jump.

You can find more info on this here.

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PostTue Nov 24, 2009 4:32 am » by Crunchy


it was ming lee that scared the cows


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PostTue Nov 24, 2009 5:46 am » by Xenonymous


I'm flying to Switzerland Dec17th for the holidays,I'll have to enquire about suicidal cows..haha.



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