|One of two calves shot and butchered in the pasture|
If you wonder how bad the recession is, people are stealing meat in Spain. But not in the shoplifting sense -- they're shooting and butchering the animals right in the field. Meat isn't the only thing being stolen -- most food crops are targeted.
You'll find the details in this story, courtesy of the Seattle Times.
We do have livestock theft in the US -- when I was driving my new stock trailer back I was stopped in Montana by a state trooper who carefully inspected my trailer to make sure it was empty -- apparently large trailers with out-of-state plates are suspicious in rural areas, but I've never seen cows get butchered in the fields.
It's tough all over.