Skip to comments.Train kills reindeer 'like meat grinder': farmer
Posted on 03/14/2012 2:04:06 AM PDT by WesternCulture
A new high-speed railway in northern Sweden has already claimed the lives of 200 reindeer since it opened three months ago, forcing the farm owner to move to safer pastures.
The train line, which runs between Umeå and Lycksele, has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of reindeer over the last three months, when the unfortunate animals have wandered onto the tracks.
Finding a dead reindeer or one that is injured and needs to be euthanized is a daily occurrence for reindeer owner, Per-Mikael Jonsson, who is forced to put down many injured reindeer fearing that their internal damages may be too severe to survive.
Its been the worst winter Ive experienced in the whole of my life when it comes to reindeer getting hit by trains, he told SVT.
Jonsson, who is the chairman of the Rans community, has brought up the issue with the train service, Botniatåg AB, but his pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
This year, theyve provided a shuttle service from Lycksele and increased the speed of the train so its like having a meat grinder that goes past, Jonsson said to SVT.
As a result, Jonsson is moving the herd further into the mountains early to avoid the perilous rail roads.
Meanwhile, spokespeople for the train company state that they have no intention of changing the service. They currently pay 3,000 kronor ($441) for each reindeer hit; however this is not good enough for Jonsson.
For my family, this is about a couple hundred thousand kronor that we must go without. We cant afford to keep sacrificing the herd to the train traffic, he said.
$88,000 so far this year, should be enough to build a FENCE"
The surviving reindeer should eat their dead. They could throw a Donner Party.
It doesn’t say how fast that train is actually going, just that it now goes faster than previously. If any of the 350+ km/h high speed trains I know of were to hit a reindeer, you’d probably be reading about a wrecked train, not dead reindeer. Funny, no mention about any damage to the trains at all.
And like Doogle said above, “fence”. Duh.
So pink slime IS reindeer.
When I first moved to this area it was farm land, one farm was dairy. The road split the field between pasture and barn. A fence kept the cows away from traffic and a tunnel under the road allowed access between barn and pasture.
Wow....I wonder how many reindeer does this guy have ?
I don’t klnow how many he has, but it took him three months to figure out he needs to move them to another pasture.
Wonder what he does with them? Sell them for meat? I would assume he cannot milk them. What can you do with a Reindeer herd?
If they can fly, there’s temp work for them in December.
—So pink slime IS reindeer.—
And it’s very colorful on the plate right next to soylent green.