I know I'm warped, but this story in the Post-Gazette yesterday cracked me up http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08008/847591-100.stm.
Jason Michael Fife was charged by police in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, with stalking, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment after he sent a cow's head to his wife's lover in June 2006. The head was frozen when he mailed it, but it thawed while sitting on the victim's doorstep. Fife was sentenced to probation and community service. Believe it or not, he and his wife have since reconciled.
Fife's attorney, Henry Hilles said, "...in a civilized society a person cannot send a severed cow's head to anybody."
I want to know why not? The guy bought it from a butcher. Maybe cow's head is some kind of delicacy somewhere. No one objects when someone sends chocolate covered ants through the mail. It's not like someone put a horse head in your bed. (Although one of these might be okay.)
You can send filet mignon through the mail, so why not cow's head?