Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:55

No bull!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: The Hound reckons talk of a rural/urban divide in this country is routinely dismissed by the less well-informed.

How many times have you seen a story about ‘dirty dairying’ or another anti dairy farming report in a urban-dominated newspaper that is illustrated with a photo of beef cattle?

Recently, the woke folk at Stuff – the country’s most prolific newspaper publisher – ran a story about a young lady who’d set up a ‘sanctuary’ farm in North Canterbury, where cows at the end of their milking life were supposed to live out their days.

Inevitably, this turned into a disaster, with a number of the animals ‘euthanised’ and others have to be rehomed elsewhere.

According to the Stuff story, the remaining cows then “had to be castrated”!

As a mate of the Hound’s cuttingly opined, the vets who carried out those incredible operations on the cows should be nominated for a Nobel Prize in science! 


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