As an animal lover, I am disgusted and horrified by abuse or mistreatment of any kind. As a dairy farmer, I am sickened that anyone would hurt cows and calves.
I often say jokingly, my cows are my kids. But it’s the truth; they are treated with love and respect from birth until their time on the farm ends. It’s a terrible fact, but some parents abuse their children. Does that make all parents abusers? NO. Same is true for every industry. There are bad teachers, doctors, cops, priests, and yes, some farmers. However, this video is absolutely NOT indicative of how the majority of Canadian cows are treated.
There is absolutely no excuse for the abuse shown. None. Zero. Charges have been laid and I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent. Imagining someone treating my cows in such a manner makes me cry. My cows and calves got extra hugs and chin scratches this morning. How could anyone hurt such a loving creature?
Want to take video of me and my cows? Go ahead. The craziest thing you’ll record is how I talk to animals like they’re people. Oh and dress them up at holidays. I guess that could count as animal cruelty?
Please take the time to talk to farmers who care. My barn doors are always open.