From: Scott Corrales <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 09:05:59 -0400 Fwd Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 10:52:39 -0400 Subject: Argentine Animals Dying "From Malnutrition" SOURCE: Diario La Verdad (Buenos Aires) DATE: 06.28.02 EXPERTS SAY MUTES DYING "FROM MALNUTRITION" LA PLATA (DIB) - No more talk of aliens, goatsuckers or ghosts. A report from the Universidad Nacional del Centro at Tandil contains a scientific explanation regarding strange bovine deaths in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, La Pampa and Rio Negro. The document states that the animals died due to a lack of food and their soft tissue was consumed by rodents and other carrion animals post mortem. The School of Veterinary Medicine of Universidad del Centro studied 13 cases involving dead and mutilated bovines in recent days. Four of these animals were found laying in fields less than 48 hours after dying. The results of tests on this group of bovines shed greater light: within the animals' remains and around their carcasses, researchers discovered fecal matter from rodents and other animals. The mutilation cuts and wounds had clear rodent tooth marks - the report explains that the cauterizing effect that caused so many theories over the days is caused as dead animal's flesh is exposed over time. The study promotes the belief that the animals died from their own weakness; analyses indicated that the animals were malnourished and showed Magnesium deficiencies, with the presence of parasites and metabolic shortcomings. The poor nutrition from the harsh winter pastures, and the climactic severity of recent days, would have brought about their deaths. Experts also account for the proliferation of rodents: they claim that the large amounts of mice are a result of new agricultural production methods, such as direct cultivation, for example. This method keeps chaff on the field's surface and provides an ideal habitat for these animals. The report, which has already been forwarded to the government of Buenos Aires, the national government and SENASA - which requested the study - bears the signature of the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of UniCen, Alejandro Soraci, but was performed by an investigative team from said Faculty. Researchers also found blood and other liquids near the dead animals, and were further able to trap rodents which are being analyzed. The dead animals came from fields near General Dorrego, Tres Arroyos and Tandil. As a refutation of the rural legends which arose due to the multiplication of animal deaths throughout the territory, the University's document dismissed the presence of radiation near the mutilated carcasses, and also explained the absence of tracks in early cases since the carcasses were found many days after their deaths occurred. Over a hundred animals were found mutilated within two months in pasture fields of Buenos Aires, Rio Negro, La Pampa and Santa Fe. The similarity in the incisions, coupled to the lack of blood and tracks, gave rise to irrational conjectures, such as attributing the mutilations to extraterrestrial practices. Soon after the dead animal phenomenon was unleashed, there was a confrontation between the scientific and popular beliefs, with a slight preference for the latter, at least among rural dwellers. Now, the university assures that there is a rational explanation for the cases. (DIB). ================================================= Translation (C) 2002. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Alicia Rossi.
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