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I think this proves that mama cows don't want their babies harmed or taken away.
 

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A "freak accident"? She was protecting her calf.

I think it sends a pretty clear message of what the cow was thinking.

Sad, but you gotta think about it from the cow's prespective, too. She was just charging him, and he hit his head on the gate. She could have easily have not killed him depending on where he had been standing. Animals have a sense of community just like we do... sadly, most people don't realize that. If he calf was killed, she would have been just as upset as his family was to lose him, but of course no one will see it that way. It's just "OMG EVIL COW!!"
 

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The cow didn't kill him at all, she just charged him.

He probably should have been more careful since cows sometimes do attack people when their calves are threatened, and angus cattle are well known to be more dangerous and unpredictable than other breeds.
 

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A 75 year old female farmer in NSW died recently in similar circumstances. They were trying to remove the calf from her and the cow rammed the gate and she died.

(Off topic, gotta love that msn telly even gives us ADS before we get to watch
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