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New Cattle Mutilation At Cuchillo Co

Written By: El Diario & Inexplicata

Posted: 6/20/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 926   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Animal Mutilations
[Readers of INEXPLICATA will recall that Cuchillo Có was among the most affected areas during the 2002 Argentinean Cattle Mutilation Wave. Activity, it would appear, never ceased altogether or is on the verge of re-startng--SC]. 
**Specialists sent in to analyze cases** 
The provincial government, through the Ministry of Production, coordinated the sending of veterinarians to the Cuchillo Có area to examine the bovine found mutilated in recent hours in a rural estate of the Luhuel Calel dpartment. The head of said agency, Nestor Alcala, became aware of the news item published by El Diario yesterday and immediately ordered the Assistant Secretary of Agrarian Affairs, Juan Isequilla, to dispatch a team of specialists to the area to inspect the animal’s remains. 
"I asked Juan (Isequilla) to conduct an urgent experts’ analysis and send people to verify any signs that may be found," explained Alcalá. 
The official furthermore stated that he is not opposed to meeting with area ranchers who are demanding a thorough explanation of these events. "I have not received a formal request from them for a hearing, but I would not be opposed to meeting with them." When consulted about the progress in explaining these cases, the minister pointed out that "we were unable to find anything because the previous cases involved animals in a state of decomposition and no observations could be made." 
"This case interest me bacause this rancher speaks of a considerable number of mutilated animals. This is why we want to see them and analyze them," added Alcalá. 
The young rancher who filed his complaint with the Cuchillo Có police is the same cattleman who was affected by similar losses last March on twelve separate occasions. "This can’t go on. With this one, [the number of] mutilated animals stands at 17 and we haven’t found a way of stopping these strange events. I’ve already gone out to the field with [farmhands] I hired to take all of the animals out of that area," the rancher told El Diario in an interview. 
Translation (C) 2003. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi.