Police in Ogden, Utah, were called to a man’s home when neighbors say that they heard a moo, a shot, and saw the man cutting off a cow’s head. The police came and declared that the man is allowed to butcher the animal at his home. And you thought your neighbors’ lady leg lamp in the front window was disturbing.
The man was first spotted driving the cow to the home and then neighbors reported that they heard the mooing and shot. However, the man insisted that he shot the cow outside city limits. The police arrived, according to the report, when the man was working a saw and “the cow was in the process of losing its head.”
Assuming that he did not shoot the cow within the city (which would be a misdemeanor), it turns out to be perfectly legal to butcher a cow in your drive way. The police simply suggested that the man pick a less visible spot. Otherwise, it might raise a question of disorderly conduct.