Over the past few years, farmers in France have noticed a disturbing uptick in animal fatalities, particularly among their bovine subjects.
Back in April, a group of French farmers sued the state over the installation of telephone antennae and high-tension pylons, which have created strong electrical currents in the areas where they are placed. The farmers believe that the conductivity of the soil on their farms has been reacting with the electric devices to construct an electromagnetic field that has some sort of powerful negative effect on many animals, leading them to avoid eating, stop producing milk, and even start banging their heads into objects until they pass out or die.
While no official pronouncement has been made on the legitimacy of these claims, something is clearly going on in these French farms. And unless France wants another butter crisis, it had better find out what.