Earlier this week the anti-agriculture group Mercy for Animals released an undercover video showing animal abuse at the E6 Cattle Company, a dairy farm in Castro County Texas. The video shows gruesome and heartless acts against veal calves.
This video release is another unfortunate episode to enhance the wrong doing of a few people to promote the agenda of anti-agriculture animal activists. It is sad to think that people browsing You-Tube will see the evidence of these cruel individuals and think that all producers involved in animal agriculture act this way. The individuals who perform these harmful acts against animals need to take responsibility for their unreasonable actions and be punished accordingly.
Luckily there are a lot of ranchers and dairymen that are already taking a stand against the anti-agriculture crowd and sharing the truth about how most ranches and dairies are managed. These hard working individuals are you and me. Livestock is our livelihood and passion. The majority of producers are out in the snow, wind, rain, and sleet tending to the needs of the livestock that depend on them. The safety, care and health of our livestock often comes before our own and that of our family. Not because of greed, but because of compassion.
The weather man has been calling for bad weather (rain and/or snow) to hit us again today and tonight. Last night we got up at 1:30 am to 44 degrees and dry; at 5:30 this morning 44 degrees and rain. Luckily we only had one calf over night and he is OK. We came into eat breakfast and dry off before doing chores. Since I am a grand multi-tasker, I am posting on my blog while having breakfast before we head back outside. It will be a long, rainy day of wet calves and clothes. At least I mopped out my entryway last night!