The most common explanation I've heard is...
Insurance fraud. Diseased cow drops dead, farmer needs to change the cause of death because of the fine print of the insurance policy. Parts of the cow that would help diagnose the real problem go bye-bye. - Immigrant laborer (talk) 20:27, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
- This sounds plausible at first but I can't think why an insurance provider would cover death by supernatural entity but not disease. Christopher (talk) 20:41, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
- They don't necessarily present it as supernatural interference, just some sort of accident / misadventure / vandalism. Death by disease = negligence. Death by satanic cult = Not my fault. - Immigrant laborer (talk) 21:49, 3 January 2018 (UTC)