So I am part of this group on facebook that has to do with finding animals homes in the state I live in. This poor woman is being attacked in this group for posting pictures of a calf that was born today that she is trying to sell. People are giving her crap just because it is already taken from it's mother which is part of a dairy farm. Am I the only one that think these people attacking her are wrong? I have been looking into possibly getting a cow next year and everything I read says the reason they are separated within 24 hours is to ease the stress on both the baby and the mother. I also don't think these people realize that by buying milk from the store that the farm from wherever it came from is doing the same thing. I just feel like sometimes people don't realize how much work it takes to run a dairy farm that gives them the milk they buy at the store, or how much effort goes into raising the chickens for the eggs they buy from the farmers market. I will admit I am new to raising chickens and thinking about farm animals but I have always known how much work it takes and that doesn't bother me one bit. I would never tell someone who works on a dairy farm that they are being cruel for doing something like taking a calf from its mother. Unfortunately it is a part of life and if you run a dairy farm that is used for selling milk to provide for grocery stores or what not you have to do what you have to do. I know it would be much more traumatic for me if I chose to give up a baby of mine if it happened later rather than right after giving birth. I'm sure with animals it is much the same. Sorry for anyone who has read this and does not agree with my point of view. In my opinion while farm animals make wonderful pets for the short amount of time they are with us, they are food for me ultimately. I am trying to create a way to self sustain my family in case it ever comes down to us needing it. If my DH wasn't unemployed right now and I had the money I would already have my small farm going. I have already started with chickens and plan to expand in the future. And please if you are going to reply to this I do not mind constructive criticism, but do not try to label me as an advocate for animal abuse as that is not true.