Mike Haley, a fifth-generation grain and cattle farmer from Ohio, had this to say, “I just watched a horrific video filmed by a vegan activist group about how one farm very clearly did not care for the welfare and health of the dairy calves. I just want to say that I am outraged; nobody should treat an animal in the manner that was depicted in the short video, and everyone involved in the malicious acts should be penalized for their actions.” For more, read No Mercy for Animal Abuse
Michele Payn-Knoper, a professional agricultural speaker based in Lebanon, Ind., said, “Today marks the release of yet another nasty video. One more portrayal of animal abuse. Another one that makes me cry. You might be surprised that I’m not numb after a decade of monitoring the animal-rights videos. Simply put, they make me sick.
“I shed tears because this is B.S. that is so unfair to the great people who work their rears off to bring you milk, cheese, ice cream, etc. No dairy farmer that I know is looking for your pity, but I want to be sure food consumers understand that making milk is a 365 day/year commitment. A person is a part of the dairy business because they love it. It creeps into your soul as though you have no choice. And that love is the singular guiding factor when equipment breaks down at 3 a.m., a cow needs your help regardless of the family event you planned six months ago and your business operates in the red for six months because milk prices stink (again).” For more, read The Tears I’ve Shed… Animal Abuse
For more, see these additional posts.
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