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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by QuinnP, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yesterday I got news that a beloved steer calf that I was lucky enough to get to bottle feed is going to be sold for meat. I know I might upset people but I dont mean to. I should know that cows are raised to be eaten. He is a 6 month old ornery Holsteen named Benny. He & I bonded very well when I was in acute mourning for Arlo. Benny loves to suckle my fingers & he remembers me when I come to visit him. I think I know why farm animals should not be named cuz I named him & got attached to him & now he is to be killed. I tried not to make his owner feel guilty because she has to survive too, & she has to eat & is a very good person. Benny loves to have his ears rubbed & his chin scratched.

    I suppose I'm being naive..............but I'm still sad.

    meanwhile my 2 bunnies are doing well. Joey's a ham
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I know how you feel I got attached to a baby angus bull and then even showed him in 4-H and then the owners decided to butcher him! I was so heart broken, that was many years ago and I still think of that beautiful young bull!
     
  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    While it's sad that Benny's being sold off, just think what a great life he's had, and how important a part of that you have been. Compare that to the life of the average "factory" farmed steer.

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  4. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was raised on a farm so I was raised not to get attached to things but it's still very hard. We raise barbados sheep and every year I get so excited for lambing. I love lambs! I fall in love with all of them but I know we can never keep the boys, they are always for meat. It sucks. We just sold our boys last week. I miss them every morning when I do chores. It sucks but in time it will get easier, hang it there [​IMG]
     
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  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh would feel the same way.
     
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting ready to send 9 beautiful roosters to freezer camp. I love watching them freerange around the barn. They are big boys, some blue splash Marans, Buff Orpington and Marans White Rock mixes. They are so colorful in the yard. It is hard when you know that an animal is healthy and in the prime of their lives, but they have a quality of life that the factory farmed animals never had.


    p.s. This will be my first time doing this.[​IMG]
     
  7. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glenmar wrote:
    It is hard when you know that an animal is healthy and in the prime of their lives, but they have a quality of life that the factory farmed animals never had.

    you are compleatly right at least they had happy lives. [​IMG]
     
  8. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so grateful to all of you what wonderful precious friends you are!!!!!!!!

    good point that Benny has had a good life.
     
  9. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hear you. I will have to slaughter one of my pretty roosters for he is becoming aggressive towards hubby and me so I will do him this weekend. At least with us they have a good life. It will get easier as you go along. I was scared to death when I did my first roosters and couldn't believe how easy it was after a few minutes. If you need any helps, we are in the Meat chicken section to help you [​IMG]
     
  10. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Benny comes to me & butts me with his head until I pet him, he is such a personable sweetie. He looks into my face with his precious big calf eyes& there is so much peace in his gaze. It makes me sad that he is going to be sold.
     

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