In article <4509db5c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Ginny <glvl88REMOVETHIS@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> OmManiPadmeOmelet wrote:
> > What bothered me were some of the living conditions, and, worse, the
> > shipping methods. It really bothered me to see crippled animals
> > having to be dragged out of the trucks etc. after shipping. That's
> > just wrong.
> Yes you're right. There is no place for that sort of cruelty. I thought
> you were referring to the slaughter houses.
My bad. :-) I did not explain myself.
> This is something I can't understand. We raise cattle and if an animal
> gets down or is injured in shipment from here to the abattoirs we get
> docked for bruising, cuts are condemned, sometimes quarters or the whole
> animal and we don't get paid for that. There is no money to be made if
> the animal is not in peak condition when it is killed. It takes 6 weeks
> for cattle to heal bruising that occurs in trucking and auction yards,
> although really bad bruising can go septic esp. around the hip/shoulder
> area and they will die unless the lump is drained and they are given
> antibiotics which is another 42 days min. out of the system. It is just
> not economically viable to mistreat stock and obviously not their own
> they are handling if they do.
IMHO there should be pastures near the abbatoir to store animals prior
to slaughter or something maybe? Animals have no business spending more
than a day being shipped being deprived of water.
They also have no business crowding them so.
> > There has to be a better way....... and still be able to do it
> > profitably. It might end up being cheaper to do it right than simply
> > expecting to lose a percentage of otherwise usable animals to the
> > process.
> > There looked to be some uncaring and sadistic people running some of
> > the processing.
> You are so right :-)
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