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Author: Malone Leslie Date: Sep 23, 2008 02:21
On Sep 22, 7:33 pm, Richard Evans mindspring.com> wrote:
> Malone Leslie hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Paul Harvey, Jr. was talking about cattle mutilation all over the
>>world and how to this day, there is no explanation. "Now that's
>>I thought it was a hoax from the early nineties. Maybe that was crop
>>I'm a little stunned that this topic made the Paul Harvey news show...
>>What do you think?
> I read a plausible explanation many years ago (and no, I don't have a
> It went something like this:
> - Farmers insure their livestock against accidental death.
> - A cow simply found dead in the pasture doesn't pay off, a mutilated
> carcass might.
> - Occurrences of mutilations follow geopolitical boundaries,
> specifically the boundaries of areas covered by individual insurance
> - In areas where the adjuster is amenable to paying off for mutilation
> deaths, there are lots of mutilation deaths. In areas with stricter
> adjusters, not so much.
> - Conclusion: Farmers perform the mutilations on livestock that die a
> natural death if they have a reasonable shot at getting an insurance
> payout for it.
The other odd thing about this story is that the cattle looked like it
had been worked on by surgeons.