Dead Cows Saved From Dynamiting
... now Austrian farmers must find an udder solution
Posted: 26 April 2001
If you caught our earlier
story about Austrian farmers dynamiting dead cows in Sound of
Music country, you'll be relieved to learn that Vorarlberg, the
province concerned, is apparently going to outlaw the practice.
The whole affair stems from the difficulty of removing defunct
cattle from ravines and stream beds high up in the mountains. When
the Austrian army started charging farmers a reported 200 quid to
chopper the bodies out, some farmers took explosive action and took
to blowing their cow cadavers to pieces.
Nowt wrong with that we reckon, but it makes a heck of a mess and
once a local politician stumbled - literally - across the remains of
one such redistribution, the game was up. Not suitable for tourists
they reckon, so the farmers'll have to find an udder solution
Dunno about that, it's all a bit close to home... Someone sell
those farmers some Napalm.
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