Showjumping Cow!

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She, and the cow, are both amazing! We have all heard the saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade&# , well when Regina Mayer wasn’t able to have a horse, she found the next best thing! Enjoy the video. cute video

Mmmm Cow Urine!

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A new soft drink made from cow's urine may be launched in India by a hard line Hindu group known for their opposition of Western food imports. The manufacturers say small quantities of the liquid produced by Hinduism's revered holy cows is being mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases. Tags: India cows You'll have to go to India for this one.

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"Happy Cows" Campaign in California Under Fire

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California dairy farmers have an ad campaign that cows are just darn happy on their factory farms. california advertising cows PETA farm animal welfare dairyPETA is not convinced. This article about the situation appears in the Merced Sun-Star which is from my home county of Merced!

Mad Cow Disease Appears in California

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The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected. But the disease has dealt a crippling blow to the industry in the past, especially when foreign countries refused to import American beef when mad cow was first uncovered in 2003. Department of Agriculturetests about 40,000 cows a year in its effort to catch the disease.

Escaped Cow Goes to Sanctuary

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A cow that escaped from a slaughter house in NY City has been allowed to go to an animal sanctuary. Tags: meat animal rescue Slaughterhouse cows meatpacking

India's Cows Contributing to Global Warming?

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Cows With Gas! Tags: global warming India methane cows It's been a while since we've posted about Mr. Barky's favorite subject. This time, in India! By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide — India's livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct.

Thinking Critically About Happy Cows

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Check out my guest post at Change.org today called " Thinking Critically About Happy Cows." Thanks to Stephanie for inviting me to post

Terrible News. US Supreme Court Strikes Down California "Downer Cow" Law

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us supreme court california cows livestock farm animal welfare factory farmClearly a win for the damn livestock industry. It was a question of federal vs. state authority. Sucks. And it was a unanimous decision. Read the full story at CNN. A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was unanimously overturned Monday by the Supreme Court.

On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

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In other words, it's so tragic that elephants are in mortal danger that you should kill cows to help protect the imperiled elephants? While reading a blurb about the much-anticipated Babycakes cookbook at Forbes.com (gluten-free, vegan baked goods galore. Here 's the book.)

Cow Flesh

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The demand for beef is soaring

Using Cows as a Mere Means to Their Ends

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Here is a New York Times story about women who sacrifice cows on the altar of romance. What man wouldn't love a woman who's that shallow? I like the part about vegetarians being pretentious and neurotic. Could anything be more idiotic

Heifer International

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receives a cow, goat, sheep or other animal, along with training in its care and training in environmentally friendly agriculture. For most of us in America, a cow is an animal we see in a field and that provides milk. Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet?

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Modern Day Cattle Rustlers

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Crashing through a gate in the dead of night, thieves using trucks and trailers recently robbed a farmer here of 53 Brahman crossbreed cows valued at some $50,000. Tags: cows Here is an interesting article about cattle rustling. Known for a distinctive hump at the base of the neck, Brahman cattle are rare here and would be easily spotted at a local auction, leading investigators to think the rustlers already had a buyer — or a butcher — lined up.

Humans Not Natural Milk Drinkers

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If you really think about it, how many prehistoric people were grabbing pregnant cows to suckle on? Tags: vegan milk corporate lies cows vegetarian I've heard this before, but it's fascinating every time it comes up. There is such a push in society to drink milk for calcium for strong bones. But really, it's not natural for us to be drinking milk past infancy. It's the perfect example of a market being created out of nothing.

Animals as Inputs in Accounting

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economics cows farm animal welfare agriculture accountingI'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section. Here's an example of "joint costs" that says all you need to know about animals as nothing more than inputs in a manufacturing process. The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products.

Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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kosher Slaughterhouse cows livestock farm animal welfare NetherlandsIt could have a snowball effect for other countries in Europe, although probably it certainly won't be seen as politically correct. Excerpted from the Irish Times. THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries.

Beef Farm's Trucks Burned by Activists

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california activism san joaquin valley cows farm animal welfare agricultureI don't support the destruction of property or any physical threats against people who harm animals whether through medical testing or through conventional agriculture. It does nothing but make the targets more wedded to their positions and it garners sympathy from the general public. And, this happened in Fresno County which is in the San Joaquin Valley of California. I grew up there.

Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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ohio calves cows farm animal welfare veal farm sanctuaryGood news.although there had to be pressure exerted from advocates. From the Farm Sanctuary. Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement.

Australian Animal Rights Campaign to Help Calves

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australia calves cows farm animal welfareHere's the full article from the Weekly Times Now. ANIMAL rights groups have begun a campaign against the dairy industry's treatment of bobby calves. Australian Dairy Farmers says calves can be left unfed for 30 hours before slaughter but the RSPCA says the practice is "cruel". Animals Australia has a video on its website showing calves being roughly dragged off utes and thrown to the ground.

Study Claims Islamic Slaughtering More Humane

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Tags: islam Slaughterhouse Germany cows

PETA Uncovers Horrible Conditions at Land O'Lakes Supplier

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From PETA's site: A new PETA undercover investigation inside a Land O'Lakes supplier facility in Pennsylvania has revealed routine neglect and cruelty to cows who are milked for the Fortune 250 company's products. Not a pretty picture.

"Human Beings Love Beef"

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Here is a review of two new books about the consumption of cow flesh

Quote of the Week

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But, if I can save a single cow during my entire life, I'll be happy. People always tell me that it's useless to be a vegetarian. Bruna Angotti, student.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: In “ Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy ” (column, Sept. Kristof describes “happy” cows that are loved “like children” by an organic dairy farmer. I applaud his recognition that cows are individual feeling beings that share with us the ability to experience happiness and contentment, fear and pain. The article also doesn’t mention the common practices of castrating male calves and amputating the horns of cows and calves, typically without any pain relief.

Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

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the tape {from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals,) Conklin is shown kicking a cow that is lying down. The veterinarians told law enforcement that cows who remain down are at risk of injury or death. A cow's muscles may atrophy. Once that happens, the cow may never get up and may suffer or die." From the Columbus Dispatch.

Quote of the Week

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How many meat-eaters would cut the throat of a cow themselves, and hack open its belly with a knife to empty its intestines? It is odd: we prosecute anyone who is cruel to a cow - by beating it or giving it electric shocks, say - yet the connection between that fact and the dinner table is rarely made. But the thousands of daily deaths of animals are hidden away and on the butcher's shelf meat looks innocuous, nothing like the living thing it was.

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

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When I saw " From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit " this morning in the New York Times , I immediately thought of "Dog." See the entire slide show, Happy Cows: Behind the Myth, here.). Since January the program has culled about 230,000 cows nationwide."

On Betraying Your Family

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Yesterday, in the comments of An Affront to the Idea of Family , Brian wrote: I understand your concern for those cows that were beat by that man and the unfortunate death of all the cows that died in the snow storm. I love my cows and I don't anyone touch them in that manner. I am always working for the best environment and the most comfortable situation for my cows, who I consider part of my family. However, let's deconstruct his language: "I love my cows. ".

Going to California

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Lots of good old time religion, overeating, and cows. We'll be taking a week off in the wonderful town of Gustine CA , so we'll see about the blogging. We have a laptop, but internet connectivity may be spotty. The town will soon be chock full of Portuguese (Azoreans, to be exact). Muito Bem

Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

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In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

Sad About World Farm Animals Day

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There was a picture on the bus commemorating the event with a picture of a cow looking, dare I say it, noble and long-suffering. World Farm Animals Day was today. Perhaps it's because of gloomy October or maybe it's because I'm getting over the flu, but I felt very sad. But I just kept wondering if anyone besides me on that bus cared? How depressing.

Petcam; The World Through the Lens of Our Four Legged Friends

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What about a cow? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world from the perpective of your dog or cat? Or even a chicken? Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends is full of wonderful photos from animal photographers!

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The author is pointing out the inconsistency of eating cows and not eating dogs (or rather, caring about dogs but not caring about cows). It's morally permissible to eat cows. There are no morally relevant differences between cows and dogs. Someone sent me a link to this student op-ed column. The sender wrote: This is outrageous! The Indiana Daily Student wrote an article today encouraging people to kill and eat man's best friend!

Koreans Clone Glow-in-Dark Beagles

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Tutti-fruity-flavored cows? Add it to the stupid files! I am no supporter of cloning or messing with genes. And I'm certainly no fan of making a living thing "glow-in-dark." What next? From Huffington Post. South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases. The four dogs, all named "Ruppy" _ a combination of the words "ruby" and "puppy" _ look like typical beagles by daylight.

An Affront to the Idea of Family

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That doesn't mean that 99% of dairy products are from family farms , as the average number of cows on each family farm is just over 100. Families, so the commercials go, don't engage in untoward aspects of animal husbandry that might hurt the cows. The cows' tails swing in the breeze.

NYT Opens the Door to the Humane Myth

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Riddle me this: What's the difference between a cow and someone on death row? For one thing, the cow has not been convicted of some heinous crime. The cow will be executed simply because she is a cow. Where's the moral objection on behalf of cows? In this morning's New York Times editorial " There Is No 'Humane' Execution ," we have an imperfect yet nevertheless baby step toward acknowledgment of the HumaneMyth.

Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

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How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight.

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The Irony of The Girl Effect

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But the cow part? The irony of the cow part is that much of this Oprah show was about slavery. The irony of the inclusion of the cow in The Girl Effect is that it swaps one form of slavery for another. I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah.

EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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If this policy is adopted, European farms could be populated by cloned supersize animals used as breeding stock for cows, pigs and sheep that are reared for food. It's bad enough having to deal with the welfare of normal farm animals, but what about the welfare of cloned animals? If they are cloned solely for the products they provide, will it be more difficult to argue for their welfare as living creatures? From the Daily Mail.

UK May Require Microchipping of Dogs

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In a country where guns are tightly controlled and even carrying a kitchen knife can result in a prison sentence, animal rights experts and politicians say street thugs have turned to dangerous-looking dogs to cow their victims. From the AP. The government's proposals are aimed at tackling the growing problem of aggressive canines being used to harass, attack and even kill.