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    Swiss Cows in Suicide Cult Shock

    Wonder if they're Bebo users

    Police baffled as dozens of 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps
    By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
    Scientists baffled as 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in Switzerland | Mail Online
    Last updated at 10:56 PM on 28th August 2009

    In the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, the locals are worried.

    Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps.

    In the space of just three days, 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly.


    Swiss mystery: Dozens of cows' bodies litter the valley floor after they mysteriously fell from the alpine cliff many feet above

    In each case, local mountain rescue services using a helicopter had to be called in to remove the bodies because of the danger to the local groundwater of pollution.

    A police spokesman said: 'There are no large carnivores living in the Alps anymore who would once have disposed of the bodies so they have to be moved.

    'We are investigating because cows growing up in the mountains normally can estimate dangers and do not plunge down cliffs.'

    According to local reports, there had been violent thunderstorms in the area which may well have spooked the animals.

    Cows wandering at high altitude are a common sight across much of the Alps, where farmers let them loose to graze on the green plateaus above the villages.

    Often carrying large bells around their necks, most are dairy cows as the mix of vegetation and grasses at that high altitude are particularly good for milk and for making cheese.

    Cows do occasionally fall to their deaths in these Alpine regions although it is rare for so many to fall in one particular place.

    There has been speculation in the past that when this does happen it is because a tightly-grouped number have followed each other as they search for more grass.

    Most scientists generally believe that animals are incapable of committing suicide.

    Even lemmings, which by popular myth throw themselves off cliffs during mating season, do not take their own lives intentionally.

    Instead, evolutionary pressures cause them to feel the urge to change habitat at which point they migrate in huge droves.

    Sometimes, particularly in Scandinavia, they reach clifftops overlooking an ocean and, driven by the urge to cross a body of water, throw themselves off in order to swim to the other side.

    They often die of exhaustion or drown as a result.

    The myth came to the public's attention when a Disney wildlife film in the 1950s mocked up the lemming migration to make it look like the animals had committed suicide.
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    Popbly Indians [Native Americans] driving them over, thats what they used to do to the Bison in the states, it not only made meat plentiful and easy to get but also tenderized it somewhat.
    But it was mainly the ease of acquiring it that made it a favorite with the Indians as they ain't to hip to work, except for the squaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Popbly Indians [Native Americans] driving them over, thats what they used to do to the Bison in the states, it not only made meat plentiful and easy to get but also tenderized it somewhat.
    But it was mainly the ease of acquiring it that made it a favorite with the Indians as they ain't to hip to work, except for the squaws.

    Until the greedy, stupid and wasteful white man exterminated the herds by shooting them all just for the skins, leaving hundreds of thousands of rotting corpses on the plains. That's progress the American way.

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    ^ Why do you think the central plains are so fertile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    Until the greedy, stupid and wasteful white man exterminated the herds by shooting them all just for the skins, leaving hundreds of thousands of rotting corpses on the plains. That's progress the American way
    They did not.
    There was also a good market for tongues.
    But the main reaon was so they could cut down on the numbers so the Indians would starve without Buff meat to sustain them thru winters and there would be less of them that we would have to kill in the Indian wars to put them on reservations and have to support thru history as is done even today.

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    Euros just aren't very bright. Even the cows.

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    they were probably tourist American cows, didn't see the signs before the cliff and proceeded to follow each other like they always do when they are not home

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    there would be less of them that we would have to kill in the Indian wars to put them on reservations
    Nice to see you admitting to genocide, if they had gas chambers back then I guess that could have been cheaper than concentration camps (reservations) and having to support them, having taken away their means of subsistence of course. Remind me again when was it that 'all men are created equal' written? and how was this put into practice re the Native American?

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    I can see very plainly that you have not been around many of the reservations and looked at what has became of the ones with industrious populations.
    And I can also see that you have never been married to a squaw nor know anyone that is.
    I have a cousin that is on his 3rd one and they drive his and hers Dodge Vipers.

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    What tribe is she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Euros just aren't very bright. Even the cows.
    George W Bush ?

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    ^ It's a shame he didn't wander off a cliff...

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    From suicidal swiss cows to genocide against American Indians in just three posts. Now that's thread drift

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below
    No mystery there. They plunged hundreds of meters onto the rocks.

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    Animals don`t commit suicide but they do get killed when frightened or chasing the pack. I suspect that they were frightened and just ran over the cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Popbly Indians [Native Americans] driving them over, thats what they used to do to the Bison in the states, it not only made meat plentiful and easy to get but also tenderized it somewhat.
    But it was mainly the ease of acquiring it that made it a favorite with the Indians as they ain't to hip to work, except for the squaws.

    Until the greedy, stupid and wasteful white man exterminated the herds by shooting them all just for the skins, leaving hundreds of thousands of rotting corpses on the plains. That's progress the American way.
    Rather conveniently missed this little tid-bit of real American history in his attempt to discredit any ethnic group that doesn't meet his 'civilised' criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    From suicidal swiss cows to genocide against American Indians in just three posts. Now that's thread drift
    Only on TD, Bob....

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    Ignorant Euro livestock are on display killing themselves every day in Pattaya. Who needs a newspaper story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Ignorant Euro livestock are on display killing themselves every day in Pattaya. Who needs a newspaper story?
    Most need some 'official' direction, Tex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Ignorant Euro livestock are on display killing themselves every day in Pattaya. Who needs a newspaper story?
    Most need some 'official' direction, Tex.
    Are you saying those cows were forced to commit suicide by the government? Do you think they knew too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Ignorant Euro livestock are on display killing themselves every day in Pattaya. Who needs a newspaper story?
    Plenty of Americans doing it as well Tex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    What tribe is she?
    Digger

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    I suspect some more Madoff victims.

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