Another Day; Another Battle for Chattel Cattle
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves. As we continue to disregard the value of the lives of the billions of animals we eat, we also are destroying our air, land and water.


November 2014

Who is the one who suffers most? The sentient animal who is raised to suffer, and knows no difference, or the sentient human who has come to understand and accept and continues to witness their unjust infinity of suffering?

If you prick us do we not bleed?
If you tickle us do we not laugh?
If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

- William Shakespeare

Just another YouTube. We have seen so many. They never get boring. This was one of those eternal yesterdays to cows on a New York state dairy farm. At the one-minute mark of this video, you see how cow tails are cut off. Read more and watch Got Misery? Milk Does.

This November, 2014 video is just another eternal tomorrow for cows which live lives of misery subordinated to human pleasures from the nourishing food meant for bovine infants.

Every year, we read dozens of newspaper accounts of angry cows who sometimes trample to death surprised farmers. Reporters search for, and rarely arrive at obvious answers. Cows do not forget and seek revenge for past misery caused by humans.

When the cow was a calf, they cut of her tail with a carving knife. The dairy industry's term for that is tail docking. Tail docking keeps a cow from swatting its dirty rear end which is a buffet for stinging barn flies. This procedure is done so that tails do not also swat farm workers.

Every time a dairy farmer dies after being attacked by a supposedly placid dairy cow,  farmers pretend that they do not know the reason. They do, of course, but to admit understanding is to admit that the dairy business is the least compassionate of all farming methods.

Articles appear with writers searching for the meaning, but dairymen refuse to reveal what they know to be the cow's motive. In their hearts dairy farmers know. Dairymen's kids know too, and that is the reason many go off to college to major in dairy, and then do not return to their family farms which continue to torture and torment cows.

What makes a cow angry enough to attack and kill a human?  

Cows are not usually aggressively angry creatures. The human act of separating mother from child is the least humane act to be found on a dairy farm. Those vegetarians who eat cheese must shoulder responsibility for this horrible lack of compassion, as that is the nature of the dairying business.

Everybody who has worked or lived on a dairy farm knows the painfully anguished cry of the mother cow, and the softer and more tragic call of the calf. The crying robs human witnesses of sleep for many weeks. Given the opportunity, outraged mother cows often seek revenge upon clueless human caretakers who know in their hearts of her anger. In 100-cow herds, they know this protest 100 times per year.

The insult of marketing "Happy Cows" in  California is no more than a deceptive lie. To be witness to the angry crying of the mothers, or the pathetically sad moans from the calves is to know and be haunted by an infinite sadness which all mammals share in similar circumstance.

A November 19, 2001 story in Canada 's National Post revealed that "dumb farm animals" are smarter than they look and that they actually experience pain and emotions, which include separation.
According to the Post: "Cows have the ability to reason. Sheep have remarkable memories. Pigs have sensitive feelings."

Canadian researchers have demonstrated that dairy cows are more sophisticated than farmers recognize. We prick them. We tickle them. We wrong them. And then, we expect that they will not remember...

In the United States , we shall kill ten million animals today for our food, and as each one's neck is sliced, we expect that they will forget and forgive the sum of their life and death experience. We eat and absorb their pain and suffering into our own flesh.

Who is the one who suffers most? The sentient animal who is raised to suffer, and knows no difference, or the sentient human who has come to understand and accept and continues to witness their unjust infinity of suffering?

"How can one be well...when one suffers morally?"
 - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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