Cows descend from Swiss Alps

About 50 farmers rang bells from 5 a.m. to guide 1,200 cattle down the Alpine mountain pass of Klausenpass, rising 1,950 meters (6,400 feet) above sea level.

The cows have spent seven weeks high up in the Alps before the trip, which lasts about five hours.

Injured cows which could not take part in the procession were airlifted by helicopter to lower pastures on Friday (August 27).

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