We all try and prevent but has no one ever had a case of milk fever/staggers?I think this is aimed at 'insiders' eg farm employees, vet students, contractors, disgruntled ex-staff etc. Firstly the use of the term 'whistleblower' which is usually used for someone reporting wrongdoing from inside an industry or organisation. Secondly, the nature of the list - 'untreated mastitis', 'untreated lameness' , 'mistreatment during AI' - these are things that really only someone working on a farm would know. Hopefully most of us can look at the list with a clear conscious although some is a bit subjective ... eg 'verbal abuse'...
The only trouble is that a video of a cow walking through mud; a cow mooing for her calf; a picture of AI'ing; a thin cow; a cow off her feet etc, etc, can be edited very well to make you look like a terrible farmer.Didn't post it to give them oxygen but merely to raise awareness (again) that we are being watched.
99.9pc will have no issues
Using the term ‘ gullible city snowflakes ‘ sets us all on the back foot as we try and inform people of what is actually happening on farm so they don’t believe the hysteria of these types of groups.The only trouble is that a video of a cow walking through mud; a cow mooing for her calf; a picture of AI'ing; a thin cow; a cow off her feet etc, etc, can be edited very well to make you look like a terrible farmer.
These Organisations don't want to show the truth, just a false story that gullible city snowflakes believe.
Same with their request to report abuses during AI - what they mean is the thought police and the nutters equating AI with rapePeople will believe anything, however implausible. Just look at Trump and Johnson blatant lies over the last few years yet both still have a large following that will not acknowledge any such thing. Anti-vaxxers, 5G fanatics and flat-earthers ditto. So if peta puts the idea into people's heads then a significant number will believe them rather than the truth.
I think when they start using emotive language like that, it really exposed the dearth of substance to their claims and they have to invoke an emotional response to attract support.Same with their request to report abuses during AI - what they mean is the thought police and the nutters equating AI with rape
I have been known to be rude to a cow.
Strangely it didn't seem bothered.
I think if red tractor is to work it needs all farmers to take ownership. As an industry we are tarred with the same brush as our worst offender.Red Tractor have a snitching hotline as well believe it or not