The story I am mentioning is the cow that got shot at the state fair. Here is the link
Of course the animal rights groups jump on this band wagon and are protesting animals at the fair.
I was saddened at the loss of the cow and it’s calf. What a terrible incident for all involved. Possibly some protocol will come out of this in case this was to happen again. It is not a common incident. I find it strange that such energy is being put to stop having animals at the fair when everyday an innocent person / child are killed at the hands of others and that same energy is not put into protecting them.
Animals that are shown at the fair are well taken care of. They have shelter, fresh water, and food. Their purpose at the fair is an important one. To educated the many visitors about farm animals and practices. Many people would not have contact with a farm animal if it wasn’t for the fair. Also it educates the public about their food source. This, in my opinion, is exactly what the activist do not want. They will use whatever necessary to disparage animal agriculture and keep the public confused and misinformed.
If I could be anything other than human I believe I would like to be a dairy cow. I think I would especially like to be a dairy “show” cow (yes, I admit it…I am a bit of a ham) LOL!
All joking aside W.D. Hoard, founder of Hoards Dairymen Magazine (1885) said it the best:
“The cow is the foster-mother of the human race. From the day of the ancient Hindoo to this time have the thoughts of men to this kindly and beneficient creature as one of the chief sustaining forces of human life.”
I love that…so again if I wasn’t a human, a cow would do indeed, a foster-mother of the human race!