A Moment for the Cows

November 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

A couple months ago I posted a blog entry called “A Moment for the Pigs.”  It was so popular that I decided to do a similar post focusing on a different animal that is treated as a commodity in our society today.

Meet: The Cow

The question we all need to be asking ourselves is:  

Are the more than just a number and an item our plate?

Make the connection.  Is it worth it?

They want to live. But it’s not up to them. It’s up to us.

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5 Comments

  1. meat eater said,

    this youtube clip with the cow is nice. i ask you this thourgh “what will you do for the rest of the cows?”. People who eat meat keep cows like this living because if people stoped eating meat there would be no sanctuaries keep the millons of cows alive that would be to costly to keep alive.

  2. Aimee Dars Ellis said,

    Great montage! I saw on twitter you are writing a paper on animal activists. I am interested in it! I am a professor at Ithaca College, and I’m wanting to do some research on how activists affect businesses!

  3. Meat Eater 4ever said,

    In the US alone there are over 96 million head of cattle. What do you expect to do with all these cattle if they aren’t slaughtered anymore? I believe that all types of slaughter are a necessary part of today’s economy. Do you seriously think you are going to convince all 291 million people in the US to stop eating meat, and even if you did, what about the export markets? We are in a depression right now, can you imagine how bad of a depression we would be in if we stopped producing beef? Not only would it affect cattle producers, but also grain producers, retailers, fast food chains etc. These industries rely on beef, and by turning cattle into useless pets what do you expect to do for our economy?

  4. BonnieBlue said,

    One thing that anti-meat activists seem to fail to understand is that it is the LEGAL marketing of animals and meat products that insure species and breed survival in all food and game animals. Where there is a legitimate market, the animals are propagated, protected, and even prized for they have extrinsic as well as intrinsic value.

    When legitimate markets are shut down it is the the result is animals that are put at risk. Markets either re-appear in the form of networks of “black-markets” or, the animals themselves are abandoned, left without care, without food, without protection.

    The results of “ell meaning eco-terrorists” who years back attackes chinchilla farms in Utah are a good example. Hundreds, if not thousands of chinchillas were set loose from their protective habitates where they were being bred, fed and raised. Vegitation in the area was not the most plentiful and the fate that beheld these domesticated animals who were not re-captures was either starvation or that they provided a feast for coyotes and other area predators. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Most family farmers do their best for their livestock. They have an investment in them, not only financial but also somewhat emotional. I think you see most domesticated livestock on family farms or smaller “hobby farms” treated humanly; even when the end of that animal’s lifecycle it to provide food for humans.

    God gave man dominion over the animals. While we should not abuse them neither should we ignore that they were given to us for the purpose of not only nurtuting but to provide sustinance for us as well.

  5. magdelene said,

    thanks for posting this 🙂

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