What did those cows ever do to you?

cow abuse videoJust in case you haven’t heard, the FDA recalled 143 million pounds of beef Sunday based on hidden camera footage of the cows being abused and mistreated inside a packing plant in California. I completely understand the reasoning for this recall. Of course we don’t want to eat beef from cows that were sick and had compromised immune systems just before slaughter. Cruelty to animals is reprehensible enough, but to then distribute the results to the American public’s food source is just plain wrong. These people should be punished for what they have done. There’s no excuse for that.

What I DON’T understand is why the hell the news yesterday had to keep showing the video of the abuse on the air over & over & over? I didn’t want to see it the first time, let alone the hundreds of other times it was played throughout the day. If the FDA & the Humane Society say there was abuse, then I believe them! The descriptions of what happened are disturbing enough! Shut them down for the overall safety of the public. I don’t need visual proof. Seriously!

You have to be 18 to buy a Playboy at the convenience store; but a 5 year-old with the day off from Kindergarten for President’s day can sit at home in front of the TV while eating a big bowl of Honeycomb & be subjected to this disturbing footage multiple times! Something is wrong with this picture! Is this really responsible journalism, or is it blatant disregard for decency & integrity in order to try & boost ratings? I don’t know, but I don’t like it.

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One thought on “What did those cows ever do to you?

  1. see, that’s why you need to stop watching tv. listen to tv on the radio instead. or, hey, have you ever tried this new fangled world wide internetty thingy?

    supposed to connect people and information.

    and yes, the news just isn’t what it used to tell us it was.

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