Earlier this month, a proposed bill banning cow tail docking without the use anesthesia moved out of the state House committee, passing the bill to the full House.
According to the Associated Press, the Colorado House has decided not to pursue the bill after one of the bill’s sponsors requested a delay until the Legislature adjourns. The bill could be revived next year.
Some dairymen believe that their cows stay cleaner when the tails are docked. But consumers don't understand "why you would mess with nature." And, tails are a way for cows to swat flies.