Originally Posted by KDOGG331
That is definitely unfair and strange
but I can see why they did it, big political/propaganda opportunity
Glad nothing was found though.
And yeah, that's probably exactly why but it seems odd that if they're healthy they'd investigate but probably big political and/or money thing. Seems like any sign of abuse even physical like hitting or kicking or whatever may show?
No you could not see a bruise, unless it was swollen. And to be honest, i have watched my husband beat on a stubborn cow, and he takes excellent care if them. We are much weaker then a cow, so it would take more strength then a man has to truly injure them (remember they need to be able to withstand a bull)
I personally have bumped a couple with my pickup. The fool things were out in the alfalfa field and I was worried they would bloat (green alfalfa is too rich for a cow and it can kill them). They were stubborn and wanted to eat the alfalfa.
Usually at a sale you might see leg injuries, often happening during loading/off loading. Or extreem thinness, usually that is because the cow is old, though sometimes it is because the farmers is lousy.