40 head of cattle die in truck accident

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Forty head of dairy cattle died early Friday when a tractor-trailer truck overturned on a southern California roadway.

The movement of cows (or heifers) inside the trailer as the truck attempted to turn appeared to have caused the accident, a sheriff’s spokesman told The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif. Read more.

One hundred and ten animals reportedly survived the crash.

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wisconsin  |  July, 23, 2012 at 03:44 PM

The reporting on this article from it's original source from The Press-Enterprise paper is truly scary. By this, I don't mean the actual accident itself but the reporters' and editors' complete lack of knowledge about livestock. Does it sound extremely odd that 40 animals died and 100 plus animals survived the accident of a single truck crash??? It's no wonder that the public makes the type of educated decisions based on information from uneducated sources.

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