Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Miri, and the Pregnant Cow
You can meet Miri at Katiez Furry Mewz
Did you read the story of the pregnant cow that was ordered shot by a veterinarian at the California State Fair? No, this isn't a joke. The cow got loose so the "professionals" tried to herd her with an SUV and finally shot her -- and her unborn calf -- because she "charged" and trampled a bicycle.
Gee, we wonder why she might have been upset. She was due to give birth that same day and the "Keystone Cops" were chasing her like a fleeing bank robber. The folks working there weren't afraid of her, and they were shocked and upset when the 11 shots suddenly rang out. We have to wonder whether the vet and staff for the Livestock Nursery attraction actually knew anything about livestock. Perhaps they mistook the pregnant cow for a bull?
We don't live on a farm but according to some of the comments, any 4-H kid, someone with a rope, or an old lady with a bucket of oats could have walked that cow back to where she was supposed to be.
You can read the story here.
The SPCA protested the shooting of the cow by returning a $1200 check -- giving it to the HSUS -- so it can be used to make changes in the way livestock are handled at the fair. We certainly hope HSUS uses the money for the purpose it was intended. That story is here.