NY dairy farmer kills 51 cows, then himself

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  1. Atlas

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  2. The Machinist

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    Does anyone know why only killed his milk cows?
     

  3. das9mm26

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    Why does someone commit suicide???
    We may never know the answer to that...or your....query.....
    Perhaps he was distraught over losing his business to bankruptcy.....
    Perhaps he owed money to loansharks....
    Perhaps he just "snapped".....
    Perhaps we'll learn the reason(s)...
    Perhaps we won't....
    Tragic, nonetheless.....
     
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    At least he didn't kill a hamster.
     
  5. ClydeG19

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    File this one under WTF?
     
  7. G29Reload

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    Milkers need to be milked twice a day. If he laid there dead for a number of days undiscovered, there might not be anyone to tend to them and they could end up suffering.

    I don't know that its necessarily fatal to the cows to suddenly cease milking them, they stop producing after awhile, but they stress of carrying around the unmilked udders could be bad for them. They're also creatures of habit and know what's expected of them, even showing up at the appointed time....you can set your watch by their habits. They could stress out with the sudden change of schedule. I'm guessing he just felt bad for them knowing that someone wouldnt be tending to them.
     
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    My first thought was that he selected the cows that he had so as not to burden his survivors with the task of handling the dairy herd.
     
  9. JMS

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    No reason to cry over spilled milk.
     
  10. Solitaire

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    The final words of the suicide note read: "My life is an udder disaster. I feel like I have to watch my every step. I can't take it no moo."
     
  11. JuneyBooney

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    That is a horrible tragedy. He was probably in financial desperation and could not handle it amymore. It is pretty sad that he killed his animals too.
     
  12. Jake Starr

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    I guess it could have been worse...he could have snapped and killed his family or shot the milkman. At least he only took out the cows. Still a sad and bizarre story.:wow:
     
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    Because politicians in NY cut the prices of milk because they blamed the dairy farmers for price gouging hence causing a more severe financial burden to farmers and their families. That is my opinion as to why this farmer killed only his milkers.

    What the NY politicians fail to realize is that the reason the prices for EVERYTHING in NY is so high, is the ridiculous taxes they impose on EVERYTHING.
     
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    The dairy industry right now is in the toilet. It's a repeat of the 80s when they all went broke. Milk is worthless and you can't sell them old cows for much other than ground beef. A lot of dairy farmers are liquidating their herds so the cattle don't have really any value.
     
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    Hello;

    I guess he wanted everyone at the funeral, to have some BBQ.

    :shocked:

    hardeyes
     
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    this is my guess. this is also why ny is a dung hole of a state and while I lived there for 25+ years and all my friends and family still do(so do the wives) I will never move back. NY idea of fixing everything is to lay off tons and tax even more.
     
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    That's not even the half of it though.


    'Drew
     
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    I know NY is pretty far left, but I didn't know the price of commodities such as milk was set by politicians. How exactly do the do this? Is milk price capped?
     
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    LOL




    You bad.


    Someone should have told this guy to move to California. Because happy farmers need happy cows, and happy cows come from California.
     
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    Monsanto will be able to buy themeslves some Monsanto friendly govt officials in NY and open up corporate farms.