Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I agree with your post, Tennessee, but I do disagree with one bit - it is not happening everywhere. This is not the norm; it's disgusting, but it isn't the norm.
This is so so so not the norm. I do understand when the cows try and turn in the parlor, you can't ask them to please move but a pitchfork is over the top.
I also don't understand beating the calf they are trying to tube feed.
My husband grew up on a dairy farm. We worked as a herdscouple until we had to move due to his health. You don't get milk from stressed cows.
Please people - this is NOT the normal. Don't go postal on dairy farmers - or any farmers due to these absolute frickin idiots. The majority of us truly care for our animals.