Thursday, October 27, 2005
Woman shot in plot to eliminate cow
BBC News had a quirky little story about a man in Australia who was shooting at a cow, missed, and accidentally hit a passing motorist.
It was all purely accidental; he fired at the cow while inside a shed, and the bullet passed through the back wall of the shed and hit the passing car, wounding the driver in the leg.
The driver recovered, the shooter was fined $1,000, and he voluntarily gave up his firearms license. All’s well and good, but don’t you feel like stuff is being left out?
First of all, how bad of a shot do you need to be to be shoot at a cow from inside a shed and miss?!?!
Second, and I think this point is key, is that the shooter, one Rudolf Stadler, agreed to shoot the cow for a friend because the cow was “troublesome.” How exactly does a cow become “troublesome,” especially so “troublesome” as to warrant a bullet? Was she using his debit card online without permission? Threatening to go to authorities with select knowledge about mad cow disease that shouldn’t get out? Or just simply always snapping her gum in an irritating way and refusing to quit?
This sounds like a definite cover-up; and with the cow dead, we'll probably never have the complete story.