The Government Wants To Know Why 49 Australian Cows Suffocated On A Flight To Kazakhstan

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The Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of 49 Australian cows that suffocated on a plane from Melbourne to Kazakhstan.

The Herald Sun has reported an air conditioning malfunction is believed to have killed the animals.

They were part of a 370-strong group of cattle being transported to Kazakhstan for a government breeding program.

The transportation company responsible has described the department’s investigation as “very unusual” as it was an isolated incident, and the other planes had arrived without any issues.

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