Cattle Mutilations

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Millions of domestic/farm animals die every year, with or without human intervention. l have yet to see imagery of anything that could not be a random product of either peri- or post mortem predation, or decomposition.

Nature has no pity. Scavengers go for the low-hanging fruit: eyes, buccal cavity and genitals.

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Maybe you haven't looked into it much.

Of course many farm animals die each year. Cattle farmers would know all about this & what common scavenging looks like. Nevertheless there seem to be cases away from the norm & which they can't account for. Parts seemingly removed with a very sharp knife, etc etc.

If it is a predator, then it's a fairly uncommon one which they don't see evidence of very often. What sort of predator can leave a carcass with what appear to be cuts?
 

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If you're in the vicinity of Portland, OR, you might want to see, this coming Sunday,

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I spent an evening with a former scientist from Oregon State University some time ago; he brought albums of pics with him and had no good explanation for it. In some cases it happens very quockly while the animal is out of sight for a short time.
 

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You'd think the aliens would have collected enough spare parts to build their own cow by now and thus would be able to stop collecting more bits.
 

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Would any of the mutilation patterns leave evidence on a defleshed skeleton. I'm thinking archaeological specimens.
 

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They have built their own cow, out of nothing but the anuses and eyeballs they've collected. ...
... And mocked humanity by leaking the technology for what we know as Google Deep Dream, so that any image of an animal we feed into the app transforms into a mass of what appear to be eyeballs and anuses.
 

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Several of the posts above remind me of what I have been asking for years .... why would aliens want cattle parts anyway.?
To what purpose..?
 

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‘The oral microbiomes of dairy cattle are also similar in constitution with respect to their individual gut microbiomes, and oral samples are routinely taken as noninvasive proxies for assessing the health and potential pathogenic growth of bacteria in the microbial community of their rumen.’
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5665491/
I’ve often wondered if it is aliens (could be something else but almost as strange), perhaps they are periodically analyzing the changing terrestrial microbiota and introducing the microbiota into a captive population of meat producing animals for food for some population, perhaps of humans, perhaps in a different place / world. Far out, I know… But that’s all I’ve got.
 

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‘The oral microbiomes of dairy cattle are also similar in constitution with respect to their individual gut microbiomes, and oral samples are routinely taken as noninvasive proxies for assessing the health and potential pathogenic growth of bacteria in the microbial community of their rumen.’
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5665491/
I’ve often wondered if it is aliens (could be something else but almost as strange), perhaps they are periodically analyzing the changing terrestrial microbiota and introducing the microbiota into a captive population of meat producing animals for food for some population, perhaps of humans, perhaps in a different place / world. Far out, I know… But that’s all I’ve got.
Interesting idea. To what end, do you think?
Maybe they have human slaves?
 

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Would any of the mutilation patterns leave evidence on a defleshed skeleton. I'm thinking archaeological specimens.
Any of the organ removal operations could result in cut marks on nearby bones. I would think this should be particularly common in those cases exhibiting deep linear incisions.
 

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Any of the organ removal operations could result in cut marks on nearby bones. I would think this should be particularly common in those cases exhibiting deep linear incisions.
I'm trying to work out how to sift through a fair number of reports to see if I can pull something out. And, if I can, to log how it has been interpreted.
 

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‘The oral microbiomes of dairy cattle are also similar in constitution with respect to their individual gut microbiomes, and oral samples are routinely taken as noninvasive proxies for assessing the health and potential pathogenic growth of bacteria in the microbial community of their rumen.’
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5665491/
I’ve often wondered if it is aliens (could be something else but almost as strange), perhaps they are periodically analyzing the changing terrestrial microbiota and introducing the microbiota into a captive population of meat producing animals for food for some population, perhaps of humans, perhaps in a different place / world. Far out, I know… But that’s all I’ve got.
Why not just take a few cattle( or whatever animal u want) and breed them elsewhere..?
There's nothing logical imho of taking a few odd cow parts now and then.
 

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Why not just take a few cattle( or whatever animal u want) and breed them elsewhere..?
There's nothing logical imho of taking a few odd cow parts now and then.
Agreed for breeding purposes, but if one wanted to make them maintain the same microbiomes as the cattle on earth or create a similar environment, it would need to be re-calibrated periodically with new microbiota, or the two environments would diverge. Weak, I know. I'm not saying this is the answer but it's all I can come up with. There might be something more akin to Skinwalker Ranch phenomena going on (whatever that is!).
 
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