Why Are Cows Tails Dropping Off?

Schilke’s troubles began in the summer of 2010, when a crew working at this site continued to force drilling fluid down a well that had sprung a leak. Soon, Schilke’s cattle were limping, with swollen legs and infections. Cows quit producing milk for their calves; they lost from sixty to eighty pounds in a week; and their tails mysteriously dropped off. (Lab rats exposed to the carcinogen 2-butoxyethanol, a solvent used in fracking, have 
lost their tails, but a similar connection with cattle hasn’t been shown. In people, breathing, touching or consuming enough of the chemical can lead to pulmonary edema and coma.)

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2 Responses to Why Are Cows Tails Dropping Off?

  1. Nanette says:

    Hi,
    The link to Truthout about the cows and the fracking doesn’t work, and the link ln Truthout’s newsletter is down, too, just letting you know.
    It’s a Nation article, I’ll try to find it there. ^_^

    Also, in your fabulous quotes in the right-hand ‘sidebar’, I believe this quote is from Michael Moore:
    How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America? ~Author Unknown

    I hope I don’t have to join wordpress to leave my comment. *_*

    • myouther says:

      Thank you for the comment. I just tried the Truthout link, and it worked; so I don’t know what the problem was when you tried. I have never been able to find a definite attribution for that quote. I thought it pre-dated Michael Moore, but perhaps not.
      Anyhow, thanks for looking and commenting. Spread the truth around.

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