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        05-27-2010, 10:23 AM
      #21
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    Originally Posted by dedebird    
    my computer wouldn't load whole thing
    Not sure if you really want to see the whole thing - but my computer required me to hit play 3 times before I managed to get past the original calf beating scene. (which was replayed later on) Try hitting play again when it kicks you out.


    I admit it, I have only been to two different dairy farms. A good friend worked at them.

    It was NOTHING like this video. This video is the exception not the rule. An example of the bad egg of the industry.

    The cows at both farms I visited walked into the parlor (almost always in the same order which I thought was so cool) on their own. They walked to their spots and stood quietly to be cleaned and hooked up.

    Yes, sometimes a little direction was required (as is with our horses) but no pitchforks or pry bars were used.

    The individuals in that video most certainly have an anger management issue. Beating a restrained animal for no obvious reason shows that they truly have a screw missing some where in that head of theirs.

    Happy content cows produce more milk. Those are not happy and content cows.
         
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        05-27-2010, 10:38 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I didn't watch the video - not because my computer wont do it but because I can't - I can't handle watching things like this. I once watched about 10 seconds of a peta video that showed someone stepping on a dogs head to kill it and I had nightmares for a year. Literally. No exaggeration. So I wont click the video, but I agree that people like this need fried. Those who can, follow up - like suggested on the blog - call local police, call senators, whatever it takes - that's how these things get done. While I know some people don't like Fugly's "gang up" attitude, I have a lot of respect for the approach she takes - she knows she's getting word out there, and has enough dedicated readers to follow her lead and actually make the phone calls, write the letters, so this stuff isn't just ignored.
         
        05-27-2010, 10:46 AM
      #23
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    I just want to validate what others have said - this is not normal for dairy farming!

    I will say that dairy cows are not treated like pets, but like livestock - valuable livestock!

    So please don't use the blantant and outright cruelty captured on this video to condemn the dairy industry.
         
        05-27-2010, 11:13 AM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by maura    
    I will say that dairy cows are not treated like pets, but like livestock - valuable livestock!
    Great point. Just want to change one thing: VERY valuable livestock actually!
         
        05-27-2010, 11:24 AM
      #25
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    It was NOTHING like this video. This video is the exception not the rule. An example of the bad egg of the industry.


    Happy content cows produce more milk. Those are not happy and content cows.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maura    
    I just want to validate what others have said - this is not normal for dairy farming!

    I will say that dairy cows are not treated like pets, but like livestock - valuable livestock!

    So please don't use the blantant and outright cruelty captured on this video to condemn the dairy industry.
    Please take special note of these two posts.
    This thread was started to only condemn those in the video for their abuse - not the entire industry. As stated above, this video is NOT normal for the industry - this is one bad egg... a bad egg that needs to be brought to justice.
    I will not stop drinking milk, I just want be darn sure that the money I'm spending doesn't go to people like this.
    People like this unfortunately give the innocent people a bad name - you know, the people who treat their herd well.
         
        05-27-2010, 01:31 PM
      #26
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    Wow. I don't particularly like cows and IMHO, the only good use for them is milk, steaks, and hamburger, but that is so far over the line, it's in another galaxy. Do these people not know that hot-shots were created for a reason. Sure, it's unpleasant for the cow, but it gets them to move and it doesn't actually hurt them. And those poor babies, they have to be taught how to drink from a bottle, you can't force it on them! That is thoroughly disgusting :(. It must take a real man to feel better about himself after beating the crap out of a newborn calf *shakes head*.
         
        05-27-2010, 01:39 PM
      #27
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Please take special note of these two posts.
    This thread was started to only condemn those in the video for their abuse - not the entire industry. As stated above, this video is NOT normal for the industry - this is one bad egg... a bad egg that needs to be brought to justice.
    Alwaysbehind and Maura were echoing what I said previously. We are making those statements as the makers of the video ask people to speak against the dairy industry in general. I don't recall the name of the organization and I for sure am not going back to watch the video again.

    I don't consider myself a softie by any means but I watched that video hours ago and my stomach is still queasy.
         
        05-27-2010, 02:47 PM
      #28
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    This is so sick. I can't even imagine what is going through those people's heads.

    But I know for sure that this isn't the norm, and it's far, far from it. My aunt has a dairy farm and their cows walk self willingly into the stall they are milked in because they get treats there (a tag on their neck closes the gait into it if there hasn't been a long enough time in between visits) and they seem quite happy, no abuse at all needed.
         
        05-27-2010, 02:48 PM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
    Th--th--they stabbed those cows... with a rake...
    I don't even want to start thinking about they are doing in that video. I watched an absolutel horrible video a few months ago about animal abuse and I'm still trying to get rid of those images, so I didn't watch the video.

    People do those types of things to themselves, so why would an animal matter to them. Its pretty sick eh. This planet is really turning into a really good piece of work...
         
        05-27-2010, 03:15 PM
      #30
    Super Moderator
    All honor to you Allie (and take that as just my personal opinion, not an attack toward you since I don't mean it that way), but I hope you'd have put that on The Saloon since like you know, we have also very young members on HF when everyone over 13 can sign up here. That's absolutely something unsuitable for our youngest members.

    Anyways, back to the video. I think these people has something horribly wrong in their life and they'd need treatments. People who treat innocent animals that way have to feel extremely bad inside.

    Even I admit I couldn't help but when I saw that man stading behind the cow and hitting it with a pitchfork, I started to hope that this cow would have kicked him.
         

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