This is my first write up, but I came across this case and thought it deserved some attention.
Bessie Ann Kutnak was last seen in Cameron, Texas on August 16, 1992. Witnesses saw her on foot on FM Road 486 that evening. She was asking for directions and appeared to be disoriented. She said she was looking for cattle that had strayed from her land. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her vehicle was found at her residence with a flat tire.
Kutnak was a farmer and rancher at the time of her disappearance, and made extra money doing odd jobs at local businesses. She was a loner and had no living relatives. An extensive search of the local area turned up no indication of her whereabouts. Authorities can find no evidence of foul play in her disappearance, but her case remains unsolved.
Kutnak was 63 years old when she disappeared in 1992. She had gray hair and blue eyes, and was known to usually wear a baseball cap and men's clothing. It is believed that she may... keep reading on reddit ➡
My partner, who is also vegan, is set to inherit a pretty large acreage here in Australia, from his parents - who are Angus cattle farmers.
We went to camp on the land over the weekend for our birthdays. There were 6 bulls, getting fattened up for the slaughter.
Now, this farm is the picture perfect 'mY uNcLeS fArM' everyone on the internet cites. The cattle are bought young and then given free roam of the massive property - free to do as they please. The property is big enough that 99% of the time you can't see them. They eat fresh grass and oat crop. They hang out in a group - never apart.
But none of that stopped me from feeling incredibly sad when I was up close to them (as close as they'd let me). Their massive curious eyes, their tight knit brotherhood - the way they cry at night if one of them gets lost. They won't stop crying until they find each other. They were bound to be slaughtered.
I asked my partner if there was any way we could save them but he said ther... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently watched the Knapp/Corbell Rogan podcast and found what Corbell said about cattle mutilation very strange.
He said that there are some fascinating cases of cattle mutilation in the US, where often the cattle will have ears, tongues etc. removed without a drop of blood (no blood splatter) and the only evidence they have is that there are no teeth marks, what appeared to be done surgically or with sharp tools.
I've got my own reservations about Corbell, but since I live in Australia I thought I'd look up some of our own cases, we must have some right? What I found was quite amazing. A couple of cases which seem to tick a lot of boxes that Corbell described:
North Queensland, Sept 2018 - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/mutilated-cows-found-dead-in-country-town/10190736
"It was like it had been surgically removed, I certainly couldn't do as neat a job with a very sharp knife, and it definitely wasn't an animal,"
Lismore NSW 1954 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/art... keep reading on reddit ➡
My environment is full of hand crafted PCs, and I know this is not the way to be.
To paint a little picture of how up-to-date we are, the majority of our endpoints have 4GB of RAM, spinning HDDs, meh processors, and even 4:3 monitors. Hard-drive failures aren't uncommon as these PCs reach a ripe age, and it's only when one does fail that we (sometimes) replace it with an SSD. I have floated the idea of a rolling SSD upgrade, i.e buying a few every month and slowly upgrading everyone, but it didn't go anywhere. Higher ups don't like to part with cash whilst things are working, even if working is a loose term.
We're a smaller company, entirely windows based with just under 200 endpoints. I am technically employed as desktop support but since we're small (just me and my boss) I get the chance to be involved with everything. I definitely want to take the opportunity to become a better sys admin here and improve the environment.
We have a few bits of software that are a pain to set up... keep reading on reddit ➡
A few days ago while driving across Wyoming on my way to California, I dropped my phone at one of two spots where I stopped just off I-80 about 200 miles west of Cheyenne. A friend told me that some Redditors are into things like this, so if anyone is passing nearby and is interested in doing a favor for an internet stranger, I would really appreciate you taking a quick look around for my phone.
Here are the two locations
Zoomed out so you can see Hwy 80
Zoomed in for precision. That smudgy rectangle is one of those cattle guards.
[Location 2](https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B039'00.1%22N+108%C2%B037'38.8%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-108.6266341,280m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x875ba80f91d72c... keep reading on reddit ➡
Award winning Investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe followed the cow mutilation cases for years, it got to the point that she managed to get a confirmation from the Pentagon about the link between the two phenomena.
This could've been huge news but you know what the general public attitude is like.
Back to my point, now most of you are familiar with the patterns of mutilated cattle. It's usually the reproductive/sense organs that get taken. The reasons for that aren't clear but the prevalent theory for now is that they're collecting samples for genetic research.
Throughout the thousands of cases reported, autopsy reports have shown that they're done without anesthetic and as the animal is alive. Probably for the sake of clean and fresh samples.
(There is a Vet who collected detailed information about this, I will tag his website here later)
An often not discussed detail in all of those cases is that the carcass is always found on the ranch it got taken from. Usually within... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here's a copy of an old post I made a while back looking at a specific article on cattle mutilations. I took a min to quote and comment on the article.
The problem I have with cattle mutilations is that the most frequently mentioned aspects of these cases are easily explainable. I do think in some cases some aspects if true are difficult to explain. I refer to talks ive heard from Cattle Mutilation researcher Christopher Obrien (formerly of The Paracast). He frames the topic like ufo sightings. The vast majority can be explained but a small percentage are anomalous and cant be easily explained. I think that is what is going on in the linked article. Three cases are cited in the article and based on the information given only 1 sounds possibly anomalous.
>Two more Southern Colorado ranchers say they have discovered cows mutilated under strange circumstances.
>>A cow on a ranch... keep reading on reddit ➡
What do you think about It?
Kind of a newbie on here so forgive me if I’ve missed a lot. This topic doesn’t seem to get talked about much. They have been happening all over the world, and whatever it is seem to be mostly fascinated by dna parts. Most stories and documentation seem to just get dismissed. They have been happening in my home state quite a bit lately. Thoughts?
So I had to leave the service dog Facebook group because people have been nothing but hostile to me. I’m just trying to learn and do my best. So can anyone let me know what behaviors to look out for with an Australian cattle dog? He’s getting assessed next week
Edit: I forgot to mention he’s 12 weeks old! Lots of time to learn
Edit 2: it’s really none of anyone’s business but it’s for schizoaffective bipolar type 1, an eating disorder, and likely BPD. I do not have a literal physical disability. I’ve tried literally every single option I have. I’ve been outpatient/inpatient/residential MANY times, I’ve been on so many medications I can’t remember them all, I was in therapy for 8 years, I had ECT done twice, I have a regular psychiatrist and a cocktail of medications I’m on. I shouldn’t have to list my medical history to be valid.
I don’t know if this has been said before but I think we should have animal husbandry as another form of passive resource farming in rust.
I think it would be cool if we could domesticate wild chickens and pigs by breeding them in captivity and then harvesting them for lowgrade and meat
They would follow the same gene system as plants where you could breed them together for a fatter, meatier, more resistant livestock that eats up less resources
The results were promising at first but it turned out the steaks were too high.
This is not a cynical question, I’ve just always been curious about this. People have an image of how things would be when they achieve their goal. What did you imagine ? Would they be like pets? Would we let them go? What if they can’t make it on their own? What if its rough out there?
Thank you, hope you read this
My grandparents have the cattle farm that little kid fantasies are made of, complete with Native American burial sites and a creek running all the way through. The kind of place that you explore with your siblings and cousins until you are called back for dinner.
My oldest cousin used to scare the rest of us by taking us in the back pasture, where my grandfather dumped the bodies of all of the dead cattle. It was effective, the ground was littered with carcasses new and old. The smell was overwhelming and as in my child's mind, this was some hallowed ground to be revered and feared.
A few months passed since we went to the cattle graveyard, and it was Spring. We went to the farm as usual that weekend and I took off in the pastures, books and blanket in tow. I loved going out and pretending that I was the first to discover a place, like most kids.
I went past the creek and the tiny island where I usually pitched camp and decided to go all the way back to the tree line. In the back p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I realize that it doesn’t stack another 10% with another cattle ranch but I have two plantations (both set on multi culture) in the blue circle of the ranch and only one of them increased efficiency. The other plantation is still the same efficiency.
Is this the way it always was??