Originally Posted by rcshawk
I for one haven't any idea what this video has to do with slaughter. This is abuse, and not really abuse of slaughter animals.
Good point rcshawk.
You can find abuse almost anywhere you look-- child abuse, spouses, animals for showing, animals bred for food and fiber, etc.. It is always disgusting and this example is terrible.
This is absolutely not the normal life for dairy cattle and I am happy to see that most of you obviously see that. I get so nervous anytime I see something like this because so often do people assume that all farmers treat their animals this way. I know my dairy cattle live happy, comfortable lives. A healthy, well-taken care of animal is always the best producer and most farmers have so much invested in their animals, that it would do so much more harm than good to treat them like this.
Only examples of the bad, such as this one, are readily put on display. It is good to expose the abuse that can and does happen, but it is hard on the livestock community and we're constantly trying to stay afloat as it is.