Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Gaucho-Tanz von Stier Bandit als Dank!


I dislike cruelty to animals with a vengeance. This poor guy had apparently spent his whole life chained to a wall. Any tale of this ilk restores my faith in humans.

Sorry about the music!





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  1. Heartening to see, but sadly merely the tip of the iceberg, the never-ending drive for cheap food and factory farming has led to many cruel practices being inflicted on animals.

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    1. This used to be common practice here (maybe it still is), keeping male calves tied to a wall and feeding it with milk until it was sent off to the abattoir. The resulting meat was pale and sickly looking; not something I would eat.

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  2. If it could speak...
    Love is a mutual language understood by humans and animals.
    I do believe there is more kindness than hate.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I hope you're right Maria, but sometimes I wonder. So much is hidden.

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    2. Maria, I also believe it. Probably less than 5% of people are responsible for more than 95% of all the world's ills, big and small. On the other hand civilized behaviour has thin veneer which is easily destroyed and then the worst of human nature which is normally kept in check all too often comes out.

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  3. Heart warming to see him enjoy his freedom - but what about the others who were also chained up with him?

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    1. I think the others were all dairy cows who were probably just brought inside for feeding.

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  4. brought a tear to my eyes...

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    1. All creatures have feelings, even Wasps.

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  5. I'm with you on that one Cro (although I'm not convinced about the wasps!).

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    1. Nor am I, I was just trying to be kind to Wasps.

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  6. Omg I loved that... how wonderful to see him frolicking ... I feel bad now that I eat beef :(. I am also not sure about the wasps... but I could be convinced if they would stop killing our Monarch Butterfly larvae!!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. He seems so grateful; lovely to see.

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  7. A beautiful thing. It restores my faith in humans too.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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    1. Good to see some kindness occasionally.

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  8. That was a beautiful thing to see. Though it is at the same time heartbreaking to see why he should have had to be grateful ... What a beautiful fellow that is to do that work.

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    1. We need more people like him. I think we're getting there.

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  9. Unfortunately, this cruelty happens to all kinds of creatures, both four legged and two legged.

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    1. And in certain countries it is almost endemic.

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  10. I still remember that man with the monkey. It tore me up. I can't unsee it.

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    1. Don't remind me; I still want to do him harm.

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  11. I am writing this with tears streaming down my cheeks.

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    1. I had a lump in my throat when I first saw it.

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  12. Sadly the mistreatment of farm animals, at least in the US, has been brought about by ourselves. It takes time and effort to raise animals right, to put them on pasture instead of within close quarters. Raising thousands within confinement farms gives the public what they want, CHEAP food. In Illinois we are the odd ball out on our tiny farm, raising our cattle on pasture, our hogs off concrete, our chickens on grass and our prices are higher than conventional foods because it takes time to maintain fence, to walk with buckets of water out in the fields. Only a handful of people are willing to pay more for humanely raised animals and so the industry continues to raise them in deplorable conditions, cared for by uneducated, underpaid employees. The answer has always been, know your farmer, and avoid the crap meats in the grocery store unless you know and approve of the source. Sorry about that. Lecture over.

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    1. You can make that lecture any time you like Donna. I totally agree!

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  13. Thank you. How old would you guess the calf was?

    Best wishes.

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    1. Gosh, I really don't know; maybe 6 months? They grow quickly.

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  14. What a beautiful creature. And so docile and affectionate towards the guy who saved him, even before he was released from his misery.
    Jean

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    1. There seemed to be real affection between them; lovely to see. The saved and his saviour.

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  15. So sad to see him chained up like that. I wonder if there is a next step to his freedom and he actually gets to feel the sun on his back and GRASS underneath his hooves??

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    1. Probably best they didn't mention that. Bulls have to be very good 'stock'to live a long life.

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  16. Made me cry, animals are so forgiving of us humans.

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  17. Happy-Tanz! He hopped about with such enthusiasm. That Tier-Hilfe-Team is doing good work.

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