Four cows die after German activists release them from the organic farm … and the animals immediately go to the feeding area and eat themselves to death
- Dozens of dairy cows were released from their pens at an organic farm in Germany
- They went to the concentrate feeding area and ate up to 10 kg of the substance
- Four cows died and another 40 are in critical condition and need treatment
Khaleda Rahman for Mailonline
Four cows died after German activists freed them from their pens on an organic farm, and ate too much concentrated food.
Another 40 cows are in critical condition after they ate up to 10 kg of feed at the Liebenwalder Agrar farm in the state of Brandenburg, reports the Berliner Zeitung.
The suspects, believed to be animal rights activists, are believed to have illegally entered the farm and released cows and calves between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Four cows died after being released from the pens in an organic farm and ate up to 10 kg of concentrated feed. Stock Photo
The cows went to the feed area of the concentrate and ate up to 10 kg of concentrated feed. Normally they give a maximum of 2 kg per day.
Anja Schiemann, general manager of the farm, told the newspaper: "Too much food concentration causes the digestive system in the rumen to be severely affected.
"The damage to the liver is too much."
Schiemann added that the loss of four cows and the deterioration of the health of so many others will cause the farm to suffer financially.
The suspects, believed to be animal rights activists, illegally entered the farm and released cows and calves between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Stock Photo
The farm has offered a reward of € 1,000 (£ 890) for information that could lead to the capture of suspects.
The police are also investigating the incident.