Kansas Cattle Died After Unusual Heat Wave, Contrary to Baseless Claims Online

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2022
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At least 2,000 cattle have died following a heat wave in southwestern Kansas. Although the cattle apparently died of heatstroke, social media posts have made baseless claims suggesting that the deaths might be part of a larger conspiracy theory about the food supply.

A heat wave rolled into southwestern Kansas on June 10, bringing temperatures above 100 degrees in an area that usually sees highs below 90 this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.

Since then, at least 2,000 cattle have died, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment....

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