My suspicion, and its just that - a suspicion, is this guy was looking for a little "female companionship" and these gals were none too thrilled about his drunken advances. Now THAT sort of behavior might get you smacked up side the head by a tail because you'd be...well...in the general vicinity of the tail.
The personnel of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ office in Poltavskaya region arrested 39-year-old milker and watchman of one of the farms for cutting cows’ tails, Ukrainski Novyny reports.
The arrested man was in the state of alcoholic intoxication and became angry when one of the cows lashed his face with its tail.
“He could not imagine anything else but to cut cows’ tails”, a representative from the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ office reported.
The milker decided to cut the tails and realized what he was doing only after cutting the twelfth tail. Cows were crying from pain and lost a lot of blood.
The detainee explained that he had lost his temper.
Police officers initiated a case according to the article 299 of the Russian Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).