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What about all the other cows?

I read the story of the firefighters being called to help deliver a calf on Bass Lake Road in the paper dated Jan. 5. I was heartened to read about the way people pulled, literally, together to help the mother deliver her calf, but I was saddened that this story about a calf can make it to the newspaper and yet nobody would usually give a cow a second thought.

The comment at the end of the story confirmed the way people usually think about cows — as dinner on a plate or a slab of meat in the freezer.

Funny that the owners will probably keep this one calf as a pet because of all the media attention, and yet millions of other calves go to veal crates or be fattened up for the slaughter house. Why is it that we can attach an emotion to one animal but turn a blind eye to the sad fate of all the others? We get caught up in the story of a calf in our local paper, but sit down and eat another one with no second thought.

Eleanor Thomas

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=3082

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