Cow In A Car

Status: Undetermined (but I think they're real)
Two pictures, found on flickr (here and here on Alex Laurie's photostream) of a cow in a car:

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The info accompanying the images states that they were "taken by a friend of a friend in Slovenia." It looks more like a calf than a full-grown cow, so I suppose it would be possible to stuff the animal in the back of your Volkswagen and hit the highway with it. Given that there are two images, and they don't appear to be photoshopped, I'm inclined to say the photos are odd, but real.

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Posted on Thu Apr 13, 2006


The car indeed has Slovenian plates and is driving on Slovenian road towards Ljubljana, the capital.
Posted by J. Macan  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  03:05 AM
They haven't made an air freshener strong enough to do that in my vehicle. If that cow was still alive in that photo (cramped spaces or not) I bet it took care of business before it was removed from the back of that vehicle... and if it was dead, the smell would still be bad enough to call the vehicle a "total"... it's a smell that WON'T go away any time in the near future.
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  04:33 AM
I've known people here in the states that have transported calves in their cars, so it isn't unheard of. Though it looks like the poor thing just barely fit in there. I hope they weren't going far!!
Posted by Nymph  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  05:21 AM
Real or not, it's just plain wrong--and NO, not because the poor thing would soil the vehicle. It's cruel and ignorant, period.
Posted by HAFF  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  10:26 AM
The guy/gal driving this vehicle is the animal. Its so cruel. Cows are not meant to be transported in cars. I hope he shit all over the car.
Posted by Lynda  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  01:21 PM
What kind of dumbass would transfer a cow in his car? That poor cow.
Posted by Sakano  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  02:53 PM
I don't know about cows, but my mother once transported an alpaca in her car for a friend. Alpacas, though, are quite docile animals; she said it lay down for pretty much the whole trip and the worst disturbance was from other drivers slowing down to try to see just what it was in her back seat, so she put up a sign saying "I'm An Alpaca" to satisfy their curiousity. I don't remember which car it was.
Posted by Ledasmom  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  04:38 PM
I've seen people moving small cows, horses, camels, goats, and whatever that way often enough. Usually the animal doesn't mind it at all, although sometimes the owner will sedate it a bit to keep it from panicking and thrashing around if somebody blows a horn. The main problem is, as some people have already noted, that livestock tends to not care much where it makes a mess.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Apr 14, 2006  at  11:14 PM
On buses in Mexico, I've seen people transporting pigs, goats, dogs, iguanas, parrots, turkeys, and lots and lots of chickens. No cows on the bus so far, though.
Posted by Big Gary in Falfurrias, Texas  on  Sun Apr 16, 2006  at  12:56 PM
HI, would be nice if you attributed this, I got the photographer's permission to display them ... ? thanks, alex.
Posted by alex laurie  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  04:33 PM
I added your name, Alex. Do you know who the photographer is? If you send me their contact info, I'll email them.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Apr 19, 2006  at  04:08 PM
thats real to me. poor cow it should be made illegal
Posted by mandlore  on  Mon Jul 03, 2006  at  08:04 AM
id say it was real. i live in turkey and have seen cows and sheep in cars b4 theyre going to be slaughtered for various celebrations
Posted by dawn  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  08:49 AM
Hehehehe, yes I remember these pictures circulating the slovenian sites a while ago :D And while this car does have Ljubljana plates (the capital), the coat of arms is of some smaller rural area within the capital administration area.
Posted by Thomas  on  Thu Apr 26, 2007  at  11:35 AM
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