The 2015 murder of an 18-year-old girl ended in a conviction earlier this month, thanks to a Facebook selfie.
Two years ago, the body of 18-year-old Brittney Gargol was discovered on a road near the Canadian city of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. Years went by before police arrested Gargol’s best friend, Cheyenne Rose Antoine, for the murder.
Cows have a reputation as docile, calm creatures. But the truth is much more grim. In 2015, cows officially became the deadliest large animals in Britain. And yet, the current trend of taking selfies with cows and newborn calves continues—with potentially fatal consequences.
According to a 2009 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 people a year are killed by cows in the United States. In most of these instances (16), the cows purposely attacked the humans, usually resulting in fatal injuries to the head and chest. In England, 74 people were killed between 2000 and 2015.