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Meat thieves left cow slaughtered in a field

David Landes · 28 May 2009, 12:44

Published: 28 May 2009 12:44 GMT+02:00

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Birdwatchers spotted the cow’s carcass early on Monday morning out in a pasture near Hässleholm in northern Skåne.

Authorities initially thought the cow had been attacked by wild animals, but a closer examination of the scene revealed that the cow had been tied to a tree and had its throat cut.

Equally vexing, however, was the realization that huge chunks of flesh had been deliberately cut away from the dead cow’s body.

“They’ve taken all the good parts,” said Skåne county livestock inspector Krister Henriksson to the Norra Skåne newspaper, adding that he’d never before seen anything like it.

“I’d guess they cut away and carried away between 150 and 200 kilos of meat.”

Henriksson estimated that the meat thieves took only 30 minutes between the time they killed the cow and had cut out the meat, concluding they likely had solid knowledge of the animal’s anatomy.

As the stolen meat would lack any stamp indicating it had come from a professional slaughterhouse, the thieves would have a difficult time selling it on the open market, according to Henriksson.

Emma Persson, who rents the field from the municipality to graze a herd of 33 cattle, hoped that someone in the area may have seen something and promised to be more vigilant in the future.

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“We’ll be sure to pay a bit more attention from now on,” she told Norra Skåne.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:21 May 28, 2009 by Inletwatcher
Sell it? No way..its in all their freezers.

21:52 May 28, 2009 by SHAZIA
its so funny. a Vampire eating meat in stead of drinking blood.

there is a big commuinty in Seweden who wants to eat hala meat, who does not trust on the Hlal stamed meat because it all stunned halal.

the guy semms very courgous.but one should realises that violating the satae's laws is same bad as eating NON HAlal,
00:23 May 29, 2009 by peropaco
@ Shazia... QUE?
05:45 May 29, 2009 by freethinker
I agree with Inlet. Whoever did it probably thought they were getting the ultimate volumn dsicount...lol.
11:45 May 29, 2009 by Marley420
what's the beef about?
12:47 May 29, 2009 by sherkovic
Check with some somalians they might know something about it!!

@Shazia; doing anything against the state of law are forbidden acts and considered ultimately Haram. I totally agree with you!!

If they dont trust the stamped meat to be Halal or consumable for muslims, they should go back to where they come from.
21:51 May 29, 2009 by Coalbanks
Sounds like ALIENS to me, alright!
22:22 May 29, 2009 by Kaethar
Sounds like the cow was slaughtered halal.

Imagine the headlines: Muslims responsible for illegal cow slaughter in Sweden.

Fantastic. The Islamophobes will have a field day.
16:26 June 5, 2009 by JonnyDee
Hmm...Southern Sweden eh? Tie a cow to a tree and slit it's throat you say? Gee, I wonder who did this?
16:31 June 5, 2009 by Miss Kitten
With the prices of premium beef so high these days, no wonder someone decided to pull a stunt like this.
19:14 June 5, 2009 by Omidn
I really don't want to point out to any group of people but this kind of act is illegal and has to be regulated and monitored by government. This kind of barbaric act has no place in our civilized society...
02:29 June 6, 2009 by Muttlestar Galactica
I can see it now...

Farmer Gilesen: Fjucking vermin, bastard infestation!

Officer Sjukdag: Is it them rampant rats rampaging again, Nils?

Farmer Gilesen: Nej, much much worse.

Officer Sjukdag: Them frolicking foxes feasting on fowls?

Farmer Gilesen: Nej, far worse than that!

Officer Sjukdag: (getting bored) Menacing mooses molesting yer Mrs?

Farmer Gilesen: NO! It's malignant Muslims mivering my moo's!

Officer Sjukdag: Still, it could be worse...

Farmer Gilesen: How could it be any fjucking worse than having your livestock shanked by fundamentalist skanks?

Officer Sjukdag: You could've had the furries turn up.

Farmer Gilesen: Your'e on about that "Mr Hands" aren't you?

Officer Sjukdag: Yup.

Farmer Gilesen: Fair comment. So are you buying this fjucking hembrew or what?

The End
17:48 June 6, 2009 by Gustav- Fælbönnran
Ouch! Mr. Hands had some issue, perhaps?

How did he get the stallions to...wait, never mind, I don't want to know.
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