overreaction to a video of cows in snow?
I realize I may be asking for controversy here. That isn't my intention, but this has been bothering me all day.
We got about 30 inches of snow yesterday. It's not like this is new to us - it's winter in this part of the world.
Someone in a Facebook group posted a video of some cows (a bull and steer?) standing in a snowy field and now everyone is loosing their minds over it. They want to rescue the cows. I suggested maybe people shouldn't judge the situation from a 5 second video since we don't know whether the cows have shelter. They do have hay and are eating from it in the video (some were horrified that the cows had to eat "frozen hay"! LOL!). They appear healthy, are bright-eyed and interested in the driver taking the video. They have a very full winter coat. I went as far as to suggest that perhaps cows should be living outside and got attacked by several people over it.
One person went as far as to say that the cows were sadder than homeless people because homeless people choose to be homeless but the cows don't have a choice. What the? Is it me or has everyone lost their minds? Since when do we, as a society, think that livestock needs to live inside? I'd rather see cows outdoors than cooped up in stalls. I do think they should have access to shelter, but if they do (it's impossible to tell from this video), then I don't see any reason to call the authorities on this farmer.
Thoughts? I can't share the video, but I took a screenshot. Oh, and it wasn't cold yesterday. Just very snowy, but it was fluffy snow. My horses had a blast playing in it!