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Argentine Animals Dying "From Malnutrition"

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1@juno.com>
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


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

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

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

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

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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