22. The Nazis’ Bio-Engineered Murder Cows
Hitler was neither blue-eyed nor blond, but that did not stop the Fuhrer from obsessing about producing a race of blond and blue-eyed pure Aryans. The Third Reich’s social structure and legal framework were geared towards that end, and people were encouraged to raise huge Aryan families. They even had a human selective breeding program, the Lebensborn. In it, SS men and unmarried women with the officially approved racial characteristics were paired to produce what the Nazis termed “super men”. The obsession with purity did not stop at racially engineered humans – it also extended to breeding special cattle.
Unsurprisingly, the resulting Nazi cows turned out to be murderously aggressive. In 2015, English farmer Derek Gow of West Devon, had a serious problem with his cattle – a rare breed with massive horns, called “Heck super cows”. Gow had imported them in 2009, but out of a herd of thirteen super cows, he was forced to kill seven. They were excessively belligerent and repeatedly tried to murder him and his farm workers. As Gow discovered, his imported cattle were of a breed bio-engineered by the Nazis.