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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: UFO UpDates - Toronto (by way of UFO UpDates - Toronto
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2002
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      Original Subject: UFO UpDate: Argentina: Full Version of SENASA Press Release
      Original Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 23:02:59 -0400

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      From: Scott Corrales <lornis1@...>
      To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...>
      Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 10:22:03 -0400
      Subject: Argentina: Full Version of SENASA Press Release

      Dear Readers,

      The following is the full text version of the SENASA Press
      Release which attributes the mutilations to a small rodent. IHU
      would like to thank Alejandro Agostinelli for providing this
      complete version.

      Scott Corrales
      Institute of Hispanic Ufology
      Inexplicata--The Journal of Hispanic Ufology



      The National Health and Agroalimentary Quality Service (SENASA)
      made known today the report entrusted to the Universidad
      Nacional del Centro (UNICEN) in Tandil, which concludes that the
      studies performed on dead and mutilated animals have established
      that the deaths were the result of natural causes and the
      injuries were provoked by predators, among them a rodent of the
      genus Oxymcterus known as the "hocicudo rojizo" (red muzzle)
      whose population has recently increased and whose nutritional
      habits have changed.

      The report points out that the deaths of 20 animals studied,
      taken from livestock facilities in the Buenos Airean districts
      of Olavarría, Tandil, Tres Arroyos, Coronel Pringles, Coronel
      Dorrego and Balcarce are due to "natural causes and can be
      attributed to metabolic or infectious diseases which occur
      frequently this time of year," according to UNICEN's chancellor,
      Dr. Néstor Auza.

      Auza participated in a press conference at SENASA's
      headquarters, headed by its president, Bernardo Cané, along with
      Alejandro Soraci, dean of the School of Veterinary Sciences of
      UNICEN, Ofelia Tapia, a toxicologist with the School of
      Veterinary Sciences of UNICEN, and Ernesto Odriozola, a
      technician with the Animal Production Department of INTA-

      The conclusions reached by these studies dismiss the possibility
      of radiation, as well as narcotics, at the locations where the
      animals studied were found, according to technical reports from
      the schools of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Pharmacy
      and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), which
      also participated in the analyses.

      The report points out that "it was ascertained through direct
      observation, and under a stereoscopic magnifying glass, that the
      lesions on the animals' hide and organs were produced by
      predators" such as rodents and foxes.

      The absence of special elements in the incisions (heat-
      cauterization) was further shown by means of histological tests.

      Field observations confirmed "the presence of rodents around the
      carcasses, inside the carcasses, and at the moment that animal
      tissue was ingested." Some of these rodents were trapped and
      subjected to laboratory testing, where they showed "a
      particularly voraciousness for the organs provided" in the

      The characteristics of the rodents correspond to a species that
      is little developed in our environment, belonging to the genus
      Oxymcterus, but which has proliferated of late, as well as
      foxes, according to information recorded in previous studies by
      UNICEN's fauna and biology group.

      The report concludes that "there can be no doubt that a series
      of environmental, management and production factors have been
      present and which have impacted the ecosystem in different ways,
      causing evident imbalances among species, as well as in their

      The observations made by technicians made it possible to see
      that the animals studied presented, in general terms, injuries
      that followed a common pattern: strong association between the
      presence of lesions and natural cavities such as mouths, ears,
      mammary glands, rectums, vulvae and in exceptional cases--if the
      animal had been dead for a longer period of time--the abdomen.

      In order to secure additional information, newly-dead and
      unmutilated animals were placed at selected locations to study
      predator action, confirming that the lesions produced were
      exactly the same as those found on the rest of the animals
      studied and which had been found dead.

      Cané noted that "at the start of the study, we did not discard
      the possibility of human involvement, but it has been proven
      that there was none because of the lack of narcotizing elements.
      It was also proven in recently slain animals that the incisions
      are not so precise as the are serrated, and the studies tell us
      that the animals died of natural causes and not due to provoked
      attacks," adding at the same time that "all public agencies
      concur in this assessment."

      The official added that "the most recent dead and mutilated
      animal cases were involved with the greatest degree of rigor.
      This is definite proof. This is what was proven."

      Moreover, Dr. Tapia noted that "the rodents' diet is normally
      based on worms and bugs, but there has evidently been a change
      in this habit due to the lack of insects and worms. We are
      thinking that there is a modification in the normal fauna
      populations of the "red muzzle", but the explanation as to why
      these rodents changed their dietary habits forms part of a much
      larger study."

      The studies and analyses that contributed to the drafting of the
      final report were handled by an interdisciplinary team composed
      of researchers from various scientific and public specialty
      institutions at the national level, and received cooperation
      from professionals in the private sector.

      The schools of Veterinary Medicine and Mathematics of UNICEN,
      the INTA-Balcarce, the schools of Mathematics and Natural
      Sciences and Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of
      Buenos Aires also participated in the studies. There was also an
      exchange of information with the schools of Veterinary Sciences
      of the Universities of Río Cuarto, Cordoba and General Pico, La

      **Buenos Aires, July 1, 2002**

      =========== Translation (C) 2002 IHU.

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