Pictures of a huge bull with extraordinary muscles have gone viral online in the wake of another giant bovine’s rise to fame this week.
Shocking images of super-sized farm animals have emerged as scientists reveal selective breeding and genetic mutation behind the monstrous muscles
But according to animal protection charity PETA, the Belgian Blues are a Belgian breed of cattle, the Belgian Blues have a naturally occurring mutation called “double-muscling” – which turns them into b.ee.fcakes.
Some commenters suspected the giant cow had been given h.orm.ones and ster.oids to increase its size.
It comes after Knickers the cow, dubbed Australia’s biggest steer, was saved from the slaughterhouse because he was too big to deal with.
The giant cow weighs more than a small car and towers over the rest of the herd in Western Australia. Seven-year-old Knickers stands at 6ft 4in tall and weighs in at a whopping 220 stone.
Although it is natural, the way the mutation has been perpetuated is not, says PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
The meat industry selectively br.eeds animals that exhibit this m.u.t.a.t.ion to produce bigger animals and, therefore, more meat.