Bullying with a fatal end
Bullying is not just a human thing, it happens with cows, too. And there isn’t even a bull involved. “We had a cow that just didn’t have a lot of personality or confidence”, says Adrian Riebli from Alp Jänzimatt. “She always was pushed around by the others.”
In order to help her they milked her first. Then they gave her a louder bell, which indeed raised her confidence and self-esteem.
However she was missing yesterday morning when it was time to get milked. They found her on the meadows in great pain. She had a dislocated limb. “Obviously the other cows had bothered her again”, says Riebli. There was no other solution than to euthanize her.