In the wake of news that mad cow disease has been discovered in Washington state, reports are appearing all over the United States of other disturbing conditions among domesticated animals.
In Texas, a herd of angry sheep ran amok and stormed through a number of ranches. "It was like a swarm of fluffy white locusts," said R.J. Ewing as he surveyed the devastation to his land.
Several extremely upset goats were spotted in North Dakota, while a peeved draft horse refused to do any work on a Vermont farm.
In Kentucky, thousands of annoyed chickens went out on strike against excessive egg production practices. Flocks of mildly irritated geese and slightly irked ducks showed their solidarity by refusing to cross the picket lines.
Meanwhile, hundreds of indignant greyhounds walked off their jobs at several Florida racetracks.
When asked if there might be any end in sight for these and other troubling incidents, a throng of surly pigs in Mississippi shouted, "When donkeys fly!!"