Speaking from experience.
The first couple is the hardest, then after a while, you just become numb to it. You learn and come to accept the fact that it is necessary. You
don’t like doing it, but you know you have to anyway. So you try to make it as painless on them as you think you possibly can. You know that it is
pointless crying for them because you can only cry so long.
I could try to describe the feeling all day long, but there is no description for the empty feeling that you have when you have to do something like
That is a fact of life growing up, and living in a farming community. The cow that you have seen day after day, year after year. The one that always
bugged you when you was in the pasture. The one that you made the special trip to the barn when it was snowing to get another bail of hay so that they
wouldn’t set around all night wanting something to eat. When the day comes, you have to put the gun to the back of that old cow’s head and pull
the trigger. You try to get a clean one shot kill because you don’t want the cow to suffer while you try to line up a second shot.
On using gas……
If they are using good clean CO2, and they are applying it properly, it shouldn’t be painful. Most pounds have guidelines for gassing animals to
prevent it from being painful. You have to up the gas slowly, because the CO2 acts as an antistatic and calms them. then you can turn up the
concentration to finish the job. If you open it up to fast, then the strong CO2 concentrations will burn the eyes, and the lungs.
And a gasoline engine is not an acceptable CO2source!! Clean CO2 is what is needed!
I have had to put down a lot of small rabbits with CO2. If done correctly, they don’t get scared, or fight. They just get sleepy eyed, and quietly
go to sleep.
I had one of my favorite cats that was missing for a few days. She returned limping with a broken leg. I could smell the rotting flesh. I could see
the infection was too far for here to be helped. I knew she was in pain. I got out the bottle of CO2, and let her go to sleep. I didn’t like it, but
I had no choice. Life isn’t fair.
Like shooting coyotes or other large predator animals. You don’t want to. You think to yourself, if I just scare them away, then they will leave me
alone, and they will be free to live out their life in peace to. So you try all the tricks in the book to scare them away. You think it is
working………. Until…… You notice a favorite dog, or cat missing. You may find a patch of fur. Then you notice a farm animal injured. Then you
get you find the first cow that they killed. Then you realize that they have learnt that when you are not there, then they can roam free, and reek
havoc. Then you learn the lesson that trying to have mercy on them is just putting yourself, and what you hold dear, at peril.
So, you get out your rifle, you sit out back in a dark corner, where they can’t see you. You wait for them to come. You take aim, and shoot them one
by one. Males, females, and young. You don’t do it because you want to. You don’t do it because you don’t think they feel pain. You do it
because you know that there is no other option. You have to accept that fact.
That is why when you look at videos like these, you need to keep that in mind. It may look heartless, but there is far more cruel ways for an
animal’s life to end. Those ways are what these people are trying to avoid. They are doing it the best way they can. These people can’t put any
emotion into it, or they would loose their sanity.
Like a meat packing plant. You think they like killing thousands of cows a day? You see videos and they may look like the people are sadistic, or
heartless. They are dealing with the facts of life.
That is the hard reality that too many city people are detached from. That is one of the things I think is causing the lack or morality in modern
culture. They don’t understand how cruel the world is, so they don’t comprehend how cruel they may be sometimes. They don’t truly comprehend
what “bad” is. So they don’t strive to avoid it. As the old yen yang thing goes. A person that doesn’t experience that empty feeling of total
horror in their sole can’t strive to avoid that horror and do what is right in the world..
The people that have dealt with the facts of life are some of the most caring you will find. They hate the feeling they get when they have to do
unpalatable things, so they try to avoid it by any means necessary. But if you do force then into that situation by attacking them, then you are in
for a world of hurt, because they will do what they must do to protect themselves. It is a lesson that has been ingrained into them. When they point
the gun at you, then don’t for a second think they will hesitate to pull that trigger. Then have done it thousands of times before, on animals they
have cared far more about than they have ever cared about you. They have hardened to a point that they have learned to suppress all emotion when they
are presented with the situation.
I guess that is what they mean when they talk about hardened soldiers. If they can’t suppress their emotions and think logically in such situations,
then they won’t last long.
Hum……….. The understanding behind such a situation (from the animal pound to the soldier in the field) is something that can not be taught in a
class room. It takes real life.
Unless a person has had to take life, they can’t understand the emotion and the drive such a person, that has had to take life, feels to avoid that
needless loss of life.
That is why… When I tell you to not waste food, and eat everything you buy. Don’t throw away the meat that came from the cow that someone had to
kill to provide that meat for you. If you throw away something that so many sacrificed to provide for you, then that is truly a tragedy above anything
that I could describe.
edit on 23-3-2011 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)