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It was quite apparent that she had never been near a dairy farm, certainly hadn't been near any dairy cattle and certainly didn't understand the consequences of simply turning diary cattle loose, as some fools had previously been doing.
I've been on more than one dairy farm and certainly didn't see any grassless wastelands populated with sad cows...
Do you think it is possible that the case was thrown out because the method for determining a cow's mood might not meet any legal burden of proof? ;)
Go to barn and get nipples sucked
Eat high qualiy grain
Go to bed
To do list of a bull...
Find cow in heat
Find another cow in heat
Go to bed
I'll trade for either one of those any day of the week.
PETA is a bunch of goobers. Most of them have no real clue what goes on at a dairy.
PETA is a bunch of goobers. However, a lot of American industrial livestock producers are goobers also. Don't get me started about inhumane treatment of livestock... Setting the animals loose is, of course, about the same as shooting them -- only slower and more painful -- but that doesn't mean the cows are "happy" under the present circumstances...
And beef stockyards are even less of a walk in the park for the cattle than the dairy industry... that's where you see muddy pens full of unhappy animals who have to be kept on antibiotics all the time because the conditions in which they're kept during "finishing" would kill them all otherwise.
I look for animal products with things like "free range," "hormone free," "grass fed," and "organic" on the labels...
The government is exempt from advertising laws?
Laws like, ooh say...not lying to people?
Scary thought, innit?
Some of the slaughter houses used .22 rifles to be humain. Some people dont think cows were ment to be eaten. However, the slaugther houses decided that a rifle was better than a sledge hammer and a phenumatic punch was better than a .22 rifle.
I like my steak medium rare with mashed taters and gravy, no greens on the plate. mmmmmmmmmm good stuff.
You'd be suprised at the number of people that think cows can milk themselves. ;) They are generally in the same group that think roosters are needed at henhouses so that hens can lay eggs.
That's the same group of people that don't know which end of a cow gets up first, or which end of a horse gets up first for that matter...
I've been around farming most of my life. Of all the modern farm animals, dairy cows are by far and away the best cared for. There are former dairy barns north of here, that have been converted into houses they are so nice and well built.
Cows today get fans when it's hot, heat when it's cold, some barns are air conditioned, radios (they love 50's rock, and slim whitman), they get the best hay, some get water beds, their barns cleaned twice a day, they have doctors on call 24hrs a day, and lots of tlc.
kept on antibiotics all the time because the conditions in which they're kept during "finishing" would kill them all otherwise.
Most hogs, many cow breeds, and of course many dogs, can not survive in the wild because of breeding. One of the pushes in breeding programs over the last 10 years has been to try to breed back in some resiliance to breeds that are now dependent upon antibiotics to survive.
It's not about the conditions that cause them to be dependent on antibiotics, it's about they way they have been breed. (mostly for the last 30 years because farmland is too expensive to be cost effective).
>with things like "free range,"
Gamey, and tough.
All milk cows are "grass fed". Hay is their primary diet. (with juicey protien, and a salt lick for desert).
>"organic" on the labels...
Not sustainable at this point.
>now use a phenumatic
Slaughter houses I know of use electricity. Less than a 1/2 second jolt.
This thread has been rated at 9 out 10 on the troll scale mackin ;-)
thats why i said back then front, in a respective sense from your statement. Amazing what you can learn from the TV. I must pass the idiot test. Its all morality based arguments < problem with studying philosophy, the logic wins on what is the justification for the argument
In short, keeping the animals "contented" seems to work best for the animals and the farmer. Keeping the dairy cows out of the new onions might not make the cows happy but it does keep the milk drinkers happy.