Spain orders stranded cattle to be culled

Spain orders thousands of cattle stranded on ships to be culled.

The animals spent months aboard 2 different ships in the Mediterranean. Right now one ship is docked at a Spanish port, while another is headed back from Turkey. They were rejected by several countries over fears the cows had blue tongue disease, which can cause lameness and hemorrhaging.

A confidential veterinarian report blames their symptoms on a lengthy journey. Spain ordered the ship at the port to quarantine and slaughter the cattle. The company is pushing for samples to be tested.