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Ancient Breed of "super cows" 
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"A British farmer who farmed the only herd of Nazi-engineered cows in the country has been forced to cull the number of his herd after they became too aggressive and tried to attack his staff.

Known as Hecker super cows, the breed of cattle were developed in the 1920s and 30s by German zoologists Hienz and Lutz Heck, who were commissioned by the Nazis to create a special breed of cow based on an ancient species of wild bull called aurochs.

The pair used the descendants of the wild cows to extract “wild” genes from their genomes and breed them with regular livestock, creating fearsome-looking, muscular cattle with lethal horns.

The experiment proved incredibly successful and the cattle were eventually used in Nazi propaganda. Large numbers of the cows were destroyed after the defeat of Nazism, but 13 of the few that remained were transported to Gow’s farm in 2009.

It was the first time this species of cow, which became extinct in the 17th century, had set foot on British soil since Roman times."

it is a commendable thing to bring back a species that went extinct. I don't hear or see much interest in preserving what species we have, never mind bringing extinct animals back. Yet the Nazi's accomplished it in the 30's.

The re-introduction of animals not bred to be essentially helpless is surely worthy of praise in the eyes of the gods, I'm sure the Vanir were particularly pleased. It has long been something of a dream, to restore ancient things such as lost languages and cultures, such as Old Norse or Gaulish. Things that have long since shattered and warped into the modern fragmentary garbles we recognise today.

What I found most significant about this is that this accomplishment was pursued by the National Socialists. Not entirely expected yet not too surprising either.

Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:01 am
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I think that the ability to restore something that we have previously destroyed is the essence of Odin's way and in my opinion, an animal that willful should certainly be preserved! Thank you for sharing the link.

Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:12 am
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I do know that there are many small farmers in the UK who are breeding the endangered species of both cattle and sheep to ensure they survive. This is my aim when I buy my land, to ensure a rare breed of highland sheep that feed on seaweed and a breed of hardy mountain cattle grow in numbers. Storm

Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:25 am
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