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THE carcasses of almost a dozen cows have washed ashore in Denmark and Sweden, puzzling police in the Scandinavian countries.

  Since December 29, eight dead cows have been found by people strolling on beaches in southern Sweden and three in Denmark.

All the animals had parts of their ears cut off, which investigators suspect was done to remove the identification tags used to trace the cows.
         
       The carcass of a cow that was found on a beach in Denmark height=237The carcasses of almost a dozen cows have washed ashore in Denmark and Sweden, puzzling police. Source: AAP   

Danish and Swedish police said on Thursday the cows were probably dumped from a ship in the Baltic Sea.

They are trying to pinpoint which livestock transports have passed through the waters separating the two countries in recent weeks.

Dumping livestock like that is illegal in both countries.

It's unclear, however, whether the cows were thrown overboard in Danish, Swedish or international waters.

Some of the cows had their back legs tied together with a blue rope, Danish police officer Boje Joergensen said, adding it was probably done to be able to lift the animals up with a crane.

Veterinarians in Sweden found no traces of disease in the animals washed ashore there, Swedish police said.

Police believe the cases are related as the cows were all black-and-white Holsteins.

3 hours ago January 10, 2014

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