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Woman killed by cow

Reported by AgriLand, Ireland’s largest farming news portal:

Another farm death has occured, after a woman in Co. Monaghan died from injuries she sustained when attacked by a cow.

A reminder that it’s much safer to have a desk job than it is to work as a farmer.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 26, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Posted in Death by cow

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  1. Another example of workplace violence.


    May 26, 2015 at 10:37 AM

  2. farmers are pretty rich.

    james n.s.w

    May 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

  3. Sitting at a desk all day is — over a stretch of years — pretty dangerous too.

    ice hole

    May 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    • Dangerous to one’s mental health, perhaps, but physically people with desk jobs have longer life exepctancies.

  4. Farming has an ancient and storied history of being a self-actualizing occupation.


    May 26, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    • But getting killed by a cow is prole.


      May 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM

      • I wonder if the animal kingdom has it’s own hierarchy of status. Our TOOS could be their TOOF (top on the farm), their “PROLE” could stand for “pigs, raccoons, owls, lions, and elephants”. And I can easily picture a porcine herd of great status being referred to as SWPL – sows white people like.

        ……….this is what happens when you spend years reading this website! Now I need to put on some music to “de-lionize” my mind -“Prove over Beethoven, He’s got the prole world in his hands, and Led Zeppelin’s “Prole Lotta Love.”


        May 26, 2015 at 9:22 PM

      • Bwahaha, yes, getting killed by a cow is surely prole. But the comment above is accurate, and worth considering for people living in NYC, who may not know (or understand) the concept of the “gentleman farmer“.

        Are there any circumstances in which being killed by an animal would not be prole? Horse, maybe?

        Samson J.

        May 26, 2015 at 10:20 PM

      • The Lion looks like an animal who has less status than a Tiger, judging by its looks and beta profile. Tiger are more proactive and a natural fighter. Interestingly, the Tiger rules its roost in a land of betas (Asians) and the beta Lion is in a land of alphas (blacks).


        May 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM

      • @JS: The Lion looks like an animal who has less status than a Tiger, judging by its looks and beta profile. Tiger are more proactive and a natural fighter. Interestingly, the Tiger rules its roost in a land of betas (Asians) and the beta Lion is in a land of alphas (blacks).

        And in the lion’s African world, the female lion does all the work. Just like…ah, never mind.

        E. Rekshun

        June 2, 2015 at 4:44 AM

  5. Actually in ireland many farmers have part-time jobs, the animals are less familiar withthem, and animal-related accidents have sky-rocketed.

    dried peanuts

    May 26, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    • I am coming at you live from Dublin, here to report in that Ireland is indeed a prole country.

      It is nice to be in a city where everyone is white, though. It seems people are happier here, too. Maybe I have the tourist goggles on, but perhaps the two are correlated. I met a Colin Farrel look alike who joked that everyone in America spoke Spanish…all I could do was shrug, and I also met a few dyed in the wool socialists…only in Europe could you meet real socialist true believers…no diversity means socialism seems readonable.


      May 26, 2015 at 6:27 PM

  6. Lion has a google alert set up for cow-related deaths in the news


    May 26, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    • Bahaha

      Samson J.

      May 26, 2015 at 10:13 PM

  7. Don’t have a cow, man.


    Just ride her.

    Regarding the safety of office jobs we’re probably sitting ourselves to death.
    Ever since I’ve started cycling to work a little more than a month ago, I’ve gotten quite a bit more fit.
    Of course I risk getting a Lexus enema, but I’ll just take that danger into account and hopefully my increased health will outweigh that risk of accident.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    May 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

  8. I bet more people get shot in Baltimore than killed by cows in the whole of US. Even proportionate to the people who tend to cows. Lion, you got to mix more with proles, who are the real people, to rid yourself of these bizarre notions that cows are somehow very dangerous. Cows are really nice – they give us milk, meat and leather. They are awesome!


    May 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM

  9. I was right, about 20 people a year get killed by cows in the US. I would much rather be with cowsthan with NAMs.


    May 27, 2015 at 8:17 PM

  10. I have (or had) a couple of much older cousins who owned a farm in Ireland where they raised sheep and cattle. My wife and I visited them several years ago. They were two brothers, one about 85 and the other ten years younger. They lived in the same 200 year old house they grew up in, and did their farm duties in worn old versions of their Sunday best, wearing tweed hats and galoshes. They were both apparently hale and healthy and extremely spry. No doubt running the farm helped with that. My wife and I wondered after their welfare, but even though their clothes were worn and their house small, they had a brand new tractor in the barn and an even newer car in the driveway. At the village pub later that night, we were informed by some dude who used to work for them that they were, in fact, among the richest men in the county.

    Two elderly bachelor brothers living alone together may seem sad to us Americans, but it is, in fact, a common phenomenon in rural Ireland. These guys inherited part of their farm from my great-uncles, who themselves were two elderly brothers who had been running their own farm together after their younger brothers and sisters all emigrated to America. Before the great famine of 1847, Irish fathers would divide their farms among their sons, generation after generation, until each surviving male descendant was tilling a plot the size of a postage stamp. After the famine, the British government imposed a version of primogeniture on farm inheritance with the upshot that the surviving younger sons and daughters either emigrated to establish families of their own elsewhere, or ended up living together with their elder brothers on the same farms on which they grew up, never marrying and leading largely celibate lives. Pairs of brothers, or pairs of sisters, might live together until old age, in familial versions of what we might call companionate marriages. I think the strong tradition of such arrangements is what made gay marriage seem more natural to Ireland than to any other nation, which is why it was the first to make it legal.

    Hank Rearden

    May 29, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    • The brothers living together are gay? This is bizzare. I don’t believe that siblings cohabitation in a gay union in Ireland. Are the cows dangerous or not?


      May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      • No, they were not gay, you idiot. There were just old celibate Irish bachelors. You totally misread my comment and do not understand Ireland at all. Maybe if I had them guzzling vodka 24/7 you might have understood them.

        Roman Parnell

        May 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      • My bad, I apologize.


        May 31, 2015 at 1:14 PM

  11. NYT, 06/01/15 – South Africa: American Woman Is Mauled to Death by a Lion

    A 22-year-old American woman was mauled to death on Monday in South Africa when a lion jumped into her vehicle through an open window at a wildlife park on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the police and other officials said. Her companion, a South African man, was hurt and taken to a hospital. “He was fighting the lion off inside the car”…

    Are more people killed by cows of lions each year?

    E. Rekshun

    June 2, 2015 at 4:23 AM

    • It depends where, but more cows are killed by people than lions.


      June 2, 2015 at 11:14 PM

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