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Group Says Ohio Farm's Treatment of Calves is Cruel

There are 119 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 31, 2010, titled Group Says Ohio Farm's Treatment of Calves is Cruel. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

An undercover investigation by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals claims to reveal the "inhumane" treatment of baby calves at an Ohio farm.

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Just a thought

New York, NY

#102 Sep 2, 2010
tranpsosition wrote:
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Horses are raised and slaughtered foowing the same sorts of regulations that apply to other livestock in Japan. Let me assure you that we're not skinning them alive. It hardly seems plausible, let alone practical. But bashimi, while not commonplace, is eaten here. You find it available at about the same rate as you would find a specialty meat like rabbit or goose for sale in the states
So you are now saying that an illegal meat is just as available as an abundant, legal , game animal? Where do you come up with this junk?
WOW

Moatsville, WV

#103 Sep 2, 2010
Why dont people worry about some of the real problems in this country for a change. I didn't see any abuse in the video. Cows are almost always covered in mud or crap. Maybe if people would get off the funny farm and try working on a real farm they would realize that farming isnt a pretty thing sometimes.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#104 Sep 2, 2010
_Duh wrote:
<quoted text>Have seen the video of live horses being skinned. Also a large number of cattle face the same fate. So let me assure you these things happen. Do your research before you correct someone.
I posted that it is not a production practice here, in Japan.

_Duh

Since: May 10

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#105 Sep 2, 2010
tranpsosition wrote:
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I posted that it is not a production practice here, in Japan.
And who cares what pratices Japan has? We are discussing what is happening in this country.

Since: Aug 10

Zanesville, OH

#106 Sep 2, 2010
You know, when people stop buying it, this way of raising veal will stop. There is such a high demand for it, and yes they have to be held that way because, the least little movement by the calf will cause it's meat to turn red and that is not what the consumer wants. They want it pink or even white if they can keep the calf from moving at all.

Yeah, it's cruel, but as I said, as long as there is demand by the consumer for the veal, you're going to have this.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#107 Sep 3, 2010
guest wrote:
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If the animals are properly cared for and kept in sanitary healthy conditions then they wouldn't need antibiotics to keep them from getting sick!!
Really? Sure lets just keep them in a sealed room with no contact with any other animals. Reality check here bud, not feasible. I do everything I can to not get sick, catch colds etc but guess what, I still get them. And surely you wouldn't be for cooping them up even more, I mean they need to roam free to be happy right? Give me a break.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#108 Sep 3, 2010
Just a thought wrote:
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So you are now saying that an illegal meat is just as available as an abundant, legal , game animal? Where do you come up with this junk?
What illegal meat?
Just a thought

New York, NY

#109 Sep 3, 2010
tranpsosition wrote:
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What illegal meat?
bashashi is illegal in the united states. It is illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption. It is not illegal to have it imported in and sold or anything like that, but you are nuts if you think it is as prevelant as a legal game animal in the U.S. that has open hunting seasons.

Personally, I am not against humane horse slaughter. There are a lot of horses that suffer because the owner can't pay to dispose of the horse as it can cost $500-$1000 to euthanize a horse (in some areas that have laws on disposing of the carcass it can get that high, most home euthanasia will be around $500 or less, hospital with communial disposal even less) Humane slaughter saves horse's suffering. The problem lies with people who just don't want to take care of the animal anymore and "sell" it to a slaughterhouse. It's no different than the people who euthanize their dog when they move though. I don't see anyone complaining about that.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#110 Sep 3, 2010
Just a thought wrote:
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bashashi is illegal in the united states. It is illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption. It is not illegal to have it imported in and sold or anything like that, but you are nuts if you think it is as prevelant as a legal game animal in the U.S. that has open hunting seasons.
Personally, I am not against humane horse slaughter. There are a lot of horses that suffer because the owner can't pay to dispose of the horse as it can cost $500-$1000 to euthanize a horse (in some areas that have laws on disposing of the carcass it can get that high, most home euthanasia will be around $500 or less, hospital with communial disposal even less) Humane slaughter saves horse's suffering. The problem lies with people who just don't want to take care of the animal anymore and "sell" it to a slaughterhouse. It's no different than the people who euthanize their dog when they move though. I don't see anyone complaining about that.
I think you'll find if you reread that I am speaking to the availability of horse meat here, comparing it to the incidence of game meats in the states. Apologies for any confusion.

Also, what a stupid ban. Why on earth would that be a law?
Just a thought

New York, NY

#111 Sep 3, 2010
tranpsosition wrote:
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I think you'll find if you reread that I am speaking to the availability of horse meat here, comparing it to the incidence of game meats in the states. Apologies for any confusion.
Also, what a stupid ban. Why on earth would that be a law?
Organizations like HSUS. The AVMA (the only organization I trust to make decisions like this, they are the American Veterinary Medical Association) is against banning horse slaughter. They estimate that banning slaughter creates a need for over 2500 NEW horse rescues.
BillyBob

White Plains, NY

#112 Sep 3, 2010
This is ridiculous that it still going on...If we all keep believing what the USDA and other govt agencies tell us we will all end up in hospitals dying from what they all tell us is good for us humans? Americans need to stop being so nieve and smarten up or at least listen and paying attention to what's good for the human body. Humans can live without meat!!! Don't believe everything the USA govt (business) tells you is good for you...
tweety

Hamilton, OH

#113 Sep 5, 2010
lol wrote:
Lets do a study on cows. Lets treat 16 cows horrible and 16 cows nice and pet them everyday like they are people and could talk like Mr. ED and play Chopin all day for them... Lets see what one taste better because hey they are all going to die no matter HOW you treat them.
Janna I bet your over weight and prolly snacking on a burger right now.
no one is saying we need to "coddle" farm animals and treat them like pets. Just that it is wrong to abuse or torture them!!
tweety

Hamilton, OH

#114 Sep 5, 2010
Mike wrote:
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Well good for you.
Mike, you are a condescending oaf, Pity anyone that asks you a simple question.
Julia

Zanesville, OH

#115 Sep 5, 2010
I don't get it. How does anyone enjoy eating a baby cow?
That's like eating a puppy.

And, how is there a kind way to treat a calf that you're about to kill?

People are mean.
tweety

Hamilton, OH

#116 Sep 5, 2010
Julia wrote:
I don't get it. How does anyone enjoy eating a baby cow?
That's like eating a puppy.
And, how is there a kind way to treat a calf that you're about to kill?
People are mean.
the same people that like lamb I suppose
Susie Thomas - Ohio

Atwater, OH

#117 Sep 14, 2010
I am so glad that I do not personally know or associated with the heartless posters who defend this indefensible proof of abuse. I feel sorry for what you are teaching your children. Cruelty is felt, whether we are people or animals. Animals do not deserve to suffer, be tortured, or be dragged from their mothers immediately after birth and then tied to a post until they are slaughtered. Pigs are more loving and intelligent than our precious dogs. Pigs should not be beaten, crated so that they can not MOVE, and then killed in a fashion so brutal the likes of which I would never, ever have imagined. If we choose to eat meat, fine. But let the animals live their life humanely, and let them be killed quickly and painlessly. THIS should ALL be against the law. What is the matter with my fellow Ohioans who would see these videos and then defend them? UGH. So sad. I could cry.
My sympathies

Zanesville, OH

#118 Sep 14, 2010
It IS CRUEL and should be abolished.
Agreed

Zanesville, OH

#119 Sep 14, 2010
tweety wrote:
<quoted text> the same people that like lamb I suppose
Sh-it-heads, all of them!
lin

AOL

#120 Sep 14, 2010
All drugs must be stopped for a specific amount of time before animals can be used for food or to produce milk. Resistance comes from humans insisting on these drugs for every little sniffle, and from the same humans not completing treatment because they feel better. When you stop too early germs survive and those are the ones that become resistant to the drugs you took.

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