The beings responsible for [cattle mutilations] only were allowed to do this with the consent of some of our governments. They did this to gain a great deal of genetic material for their harvest, both for cloning/hybrid purposes, and also as a way to sustain some of their bodies through vats/fluids which they absorb through their pores.
From my understanding this really doesn't happen much anymore, but I could be wrong.
Baron, aliens aren't "supernatural."
Insects eatin them is BS. Just like crop farmers making crop circles is BS. They can attribute SOME of them to this, so they use it as an excuse to "generalize" the whole phenomenon. Sad really, because we do want to believe the "most rational thing." Unfortunately, this makes us susceptible to outright lies.
There were also many black helicopters sighted during these mutilation events.