Cakemom, would you still feel it was badgering if it had been a horse that had a leg get mangled and then was just allowed to lay there the entire time it healed? NO animal is designed to lay for days or weeks at a time; not horses, not cows, not dogs, not cats, not goats, not people. Laying around for extended periods of time is a death sentence.
Pardon me for getting upset at them for not caring for an animal the way it should be cared for, even if it is a different species.
I despise cattle, but if I had one that was down after an injury and either couldn't or wouldn't get up, I would either take the time and effort to find a dang vet that could fix the problem or I would shoot the silly thing and put it out of it's misery....and that would be for an animal that I see as nothing more than a walking hamburger! If it was an animal I cared about, they would have never been allowed to get to that point in the first place.