Cow-nterintelligence: Farmer faces ‘spy’ charges for putting GPS on his cow

Buying something on popular Chinese trading platform AliExpress has apparently become a dangerous business in Russia. A local farmer could be facing a hefty fine or time in jail for ordering a GPS tracker to ‘spy’ on… his cow.

Yevgeny Vasiliev from the village of Lopatki in Russia’s Kurgan Region owns a farm, from which he makes a living to support his family. The 39-year-old farmer, who suffers from asthma, wanted to make it easier to find his wandering cow around the village. For this purpose, he decided to buy a GPS tracker on China’s AliExpress at the beginning of 2017, as the same device was much more expensive in Russia.

However, the order turned into a nightmare for the farmer and his family.

  • chayisun

    I’m thinking of putting a GPS on my Wife when we go to the mall. She keeps vanishing while we are there and when I finally find her, after wandering around the mall like Moses, she asks me where I was. I came up with the idea of getting her a cell phone so I could at least call her but she never turns the phone on….So, a GPS sounds good to me. Now I have to convince her……