posted on Jan, 30 2015 @ 02:55 PM
a reply to: Jamie1
I've lived on a small farm for all my life. I have had to milk cows, take care of cows, feed cows, clean cows, etc. I don't think at any point in my
life, I saw a milk cow suffering from grief or depression. Yes, these are emotions a cow can feel. But for a cow, whose only task twice daily is to
walk through a stall and get milk extracted from its utters, Id say thats not bad. Compared to beef cows, which I have also raised. A cow a year would
be taken to the butcher and divided amongst my family and friends to have a supply of good meat for the year. The bones and flesh were to be used as
well, but after the butcher it was not my job anymore. Even when we sold cows, the others did not get upset. They had more than enough food and area
to graze. They were taken care of medically, and had plenty of good shelter. I can say the same for many other cows.
But for these people to suggest that milking a cow is harming it emotionally, mentally, or physically is completely asinine. This is the reason our
country and world is in such a horrible rut. Because people get upset and start a fuss over something so trivial to life that its just a waste of time
to even make a stink about it. BUT even when they do protest and make a stink about it, they don't even know what they're talking about. Not a clue.
The lunacy is really getting to me.