Murderous herd of hellish Nazi 'Heck' cows slaughtered by farmer over safety fears

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Murderous herd of hellish Nazi 'Heck' cows slaughtered by farmer over safety fears

Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon alongside several of his auroch cows. Recently, Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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A closeup view of one of Gow's auroch cows.

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Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon alongside several of his auroch cows. Recently, Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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A look at some of Gow's auroch cows.

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The once-extinct aurochs were brought back to life by Adolf Hitler's scientists in the 1930s after officially dying out 4,000 years ago.

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Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton,Devon alongside several of his Auroch cows. Recently Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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A collection of the auroch cows graze on the land at the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon.

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Derek Gow on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon feeding several of his auroch cows. Recently, Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon alongside several of his auroch cows. Recently, Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon alongside several of his auroch cows. Recently Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

Photo Credit: SWNS

A collection of the Auroch cows graze on the land at the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon.

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A closeup view of one of Gow's auroch cows.

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Derek Gow poses on the Upcott Grange Farm in Lifton, Devon with one of his Auroch cows. Recently, Gow was forced to part ways with seven of the cows due to their overly aggressive behavior.

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By RYAN GORMAN

A British farmer was forced to cull his herd of Nazi cows because they kept trying to kill his staff.

Derek Gow, 49, of rural Devon, imported 14 'Heck' cattle from Belgium but was soon left with no option but to put down seven of them. The breed was genetically engineered in the 1930s by Nazi scientists seeking to replicate an extinct ancient beast.

"The ones we had to get rid of would just attack you any chance they could," Gow told iTV. "They would try to kill anyone. Dealing with that was not a lot of fun at all.

"I have worked with a range of different animals from bison to deer and I have never come across anything like these," he continued. "They are by far and away the most aggressive animals I have ever worked with."

Gow brought the first Heck cow to his farm in 2009 because of their ability to provide fertilizer and feed.

"Each cow can produce its own weight in dung every year, which is a great source of food for insects and bugs and nutrients for the environment," the farmer told the Mirror.

But as more of the hellish Hecks came to his farm, the troubles began.

"To get them into the trailer to get them off the farm we used a young and very athletic young man to stand on the ramp and they charged at him before he quickly jumped out the way," he told the Daily Mail.

The problems did not end there. Staff soon faced daily dangers as the hulking beasts charged at them horns first.

Gow was left with no choice but to euthanize the super cows.

"We have had to cut our herd down to six because some of them were incredibly aggressive and we just couldn't handle them," he told the Independent, adding that they made "very tasty" sausages.

The vicious bovines were first bred by two Nazi scientists at the height of Adolf Hitler's rule, according to the Independent.

Brothers Heinz and Lutz Heck were ordered to create a new breed of cattle based on aurochs, which once roamed the Bavarian wilderness with reckless abandon.

The Hecks were made by cross-breeding plain old cows with wild genes extracted from domestic descendants of the aurochs and Spanish fighting cattle, Gold told the Independent.

The chiseled beasts soon became one of the faces of the Nazi party while being shown in propaganda films during World War II, the Independent explained. They were seen as a symbol of the Third Reich's superiority.

"There was a thinking around at the time that you could selectively breed animals for Aryan characteristics, which were rooted in runes, folklore and legend. What the Germans did with their breeding programe was create something truly primeval," Gow told the Daily Mail.

"The reason the Nazis were so supportive of the project is they wanted them to be fierce and aggressive," he added.

In the months since the demon beasts have been banished to the dinner plate, the farm has calmed down considerably, Gow told the Independent.

"Peace reigns supreme on the farm," he added. "Despite these problems, I have no regrets at all. It has been a good thing to do and the history of them is fascinating."
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