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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by dwfisk View Post
As a producer (cattle), these left wing, nut-job groups are agenda driven and will use any tactic to discredit a producer. They rarely if ever have any real world appreciation of farming and what it takes to get a quality product to the consumer. Think about it, in my case my cattle are a livelihood and represent a continuous investment of cash and sweat equity: what idiot would abuse them. But if your agenda is "no-red-meat" there ain't a damn thing I can do right. Try this chit on my farm and they will quickly meet Mr. Colt 1911. Yea, I care!

there are 2 sides to the coin.
while I am one of the most vocal opponents of extremist groups like PETA,I'm also against the "coorporate" farms. I live in the middle of farm country too & it's sick to see what is ending up on our plates & in our case here-our milk.I've personally seen a cow in a sling taken to the milking machine or the slaughter house truck when it can't walk on it's own because if production is not met the truck stops coming.
if the farmer has nothing to hide why does he need protection.

remember,most our ungraded or ground beef now comes from retired dairy cows.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...safe/know.html

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/129274/eib73.pdf

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100388893
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