Last evening I got a notice of a video coming out today on the mistreatment of calves on a farm in Texas. So I logged in and started to watch the video so I could know the content of the video. I only watched the first few seconds of it, got mad and shut it off. Several reason I could not watch it.
1. I could not stand ot understand why they were treating the calves that way. I/my wife raises our baby calves for our replacements and no way would I or she or any of our employees treat our calves in this manner that I saw.
2. It upsets me that if this video is not staged that who ever is doing the videoing would not "love the animals" enough to stopp this abuse, No where in the part I saw did it show any faces of those doing the abuse, another reason to think it was a staged video or at least the opening was.
3. Calves grow up to be cows, our,the dairymans lively hood so why abuse what eventually will be making your living? Calves are live children the more you teach them and care for them the more they will respect you and produce for you.
I do not condone abuse to any of our livestock and will take hash action against anyone who does and have stressed this to my employees in their training sessions. I stress that these animals is what pays their salaries, provides a roof over their heads so you better care for them or you won't have either. So I have a great group of employees who I cn rely on and with cameras in our materinty pens I know they pay attention to details.
Just my thoughts.