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#1 Old 07-28-2010, 11:12 AM
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"About 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, UC Davis veterinarians were delivering the cow to the fairgrounds, where she was expected to give birth to her calf before wide-eyed fairgoers as part of the long-standing Livestock Nursery program."

It's a circus ring-type affair, surrounded by screaming people. Just the type of quiet, protected, defensible environment any right-minded cow would choose to calve in ...

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But any domesticated animal has the potential to react violently when threatened, Wilson said. Cows are no exception.

Surprise, surprise.

I also hate how one of the vets claimed she was euthanized. Euthanasia is by definition painless.

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#3 Old 07-28-2010, 07:49 PM
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That's so incredibly sad.

Of course I went and looked at the comment section because I just love doing that to page was enough, trust me.

This might be pretty obvious, but I really don't think they knew what they were doing. At all. I agree with one of the comments that said "there was a rampage going on, but it wasn't the cow's." Awful.
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THat's horrible. Any ideas what we can do? i.e. someone to write not that this brings the cow back but to try and stop this type of thing again.

Poor animals
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if we could only get people to stop exploiting animals...

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#7 Old 07-29-2010, 09:01 AM
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The veterinarian added insult to injury (or death, in this case).

The supervising veterinarian at the fair said the animal was angry and upset.

"I think she's a nutcase," Dr. Ben Norman said. "She doesn't respond too well."


"My decision was, because I didn't want to cause any problems with the people here at the fair," Norman said. "She wasn't predictable ... also, she's a little mean."

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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Anyone in the Sacramento area tonight, there is going to be a demonstration outside the fair grounds tonight from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

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#9 Old 07-30-2010, 09:42 PM
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This doesn't surprise me. She's pregnant and any pregnant animal (human or otherwise) is going to want a safe place to have her baby, not a crowded, unfamiliar place like a fair. The idea of them forcing an animal to deliver its baby while people watch and gawk is just another form of cruelty. And if these people are suppose to be veterinarians then they should at least care enough about the animal not to put it through that, but I guess not everyone goes into the veterinary sciences for the animals. I suppose its just another example of what people do when they think they own an animal and can with it as they wish. I think the saddest bit about this is that even the mother had survived to deliver the calf, neither of them would have had a good life. This stuff really ticks me off and I'm usually a very calm person...
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