Mysterious rash of cattle mutilations in Oregon

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/09/mysterious-rash-of-cattle-muti.html

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This is click bait. This was studied decades ago and when an animal dies scavenger animals eat at the soft tissue first, as do insects. And eating blood is an easy way for some animals that don’t have big teeth to get a decnet meal. As for the “surgical precision” of such cuts, that is how small teeth work. (especially the teeth of insects. And when you have a thousand of them they can take out internal organs pretty quickly, once they get inside.

IOW, this is a totally natural process.

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That’s what I read as well. I mean, what is the alternative? Sickos who like to mutilate cattle?

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Aliens, yes they are real.

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Aliens
Need
Beef!!!

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Well I JUST listened to the Bob Lazar and Cmdr. David Fravor (F-18 Pilot and wing commander) pod cast interviews, and I am open to the possibility.

But what would they want with cows? Or specifically, only a few parts of a cow. If they really wanted a cow, why not take the whole thing?

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Given the SPCA/RSPCA caseload; it’s not much of a stretch to assume that those exist; but ones that can get in and out without detection or leaving useful forensic evidence; and who know how to subdue or restrain the target (so as not to get cattle-mutilated when attempting to mutilate cattle, those things aren’t small) efficiently and without leaving telltale traces(gunshot wounds, captive bolt strike site, stray bits of rope, etc.)?

That’s a much higher bar; involving either considerable talent, coordinated efforts where no conspirator ever seems to spill the secret; or perhaps an inside job; and is correspondingly less likely.

Cattle mutilation(as described, not the kind done by ill-paid and authorized agents during decommissioning and meatpacking) is at least varsity level animal cruelty, not just killing-your-neighbor’s cat stuff.

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We can only assume that there is someone who thinks that the old cliche goes “Why buy a cow when you can get the blood, tongue; and genitals for free?”

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Also: pinches chupacabras!

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Well, the first thing I thought about was The Dunwich Horror.

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Is that from a prototype version of Illuminati??

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I like your perspective, but would be remiss if I did not provide a [Citation needed] in response.

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That was the first edition of Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games. :slight_smile:

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Wasn’t this a thing decades ago? I vaguely recall, even some mention in a comic in CoEvolution Quarterly.

I can’t remember if there was an explanation, but either it disappeared or didn’t get presd fir a long time until this.

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Cool. I still have a big box of cards somewhere. It was a fun game.

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That is valuable! It is no longer in print.

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