awful video of animal abuse on a dairy farm in Ohio was release by Mercy for Animals (another one of those shock and awe animal rights group). The video was awful. I mean really, really bad, I couldn't even watch all of it.
I can't believe there are people in this world that could treat animals with so little disrespect. This criminal (he's in custody) that committed these awful acts is the one bad apple that has ruined the whole apple cart. He in my mind doesn't deserve to be called a farmer, he is some lunatic of an employee that doesn't have a heart or soul. Farmers and ranchers are people that put their animals care above their own. That is why my parents taught me, and I am the norm in agriculture.
If you have friends, family, coworkers or community members that are taking about this event, I would encourage you to keep the lines of communication open. Encourage them not to judge our industries based on abnormal instances, instead encourage them to talk to farmers and ranchers, or visit their farms to learn more about how their food is produced.
Here are a couple good articles that communicate exactly what I am thinking.
Advocates for Agriculture - click here
Texas Agriculture Talks - click here