I am committed to humane treatment of our animals. I raise my animals in rich social environments on quality pasture. I make every effort to consider the physical, social and emotional well-being of our animal from birth to death.
There has been a learning curve here.
Whereas Kobe died without stress or fear, we did not adequately consider the impact there would be on his moo-friends who discovered his demise through the scent of his blood left in their winter pasture. Willie in particular, was devastated. I report this to you, the reader, to tell you-- and to show you (The 3-Bell Ranch video, Who's Your Beef)-- that the capacity of love, devotion and empathy of one moo for another is something to which most people give no thought.
No comparison can be made between the experience Kobe, Willie or the other animals have had on The 3-Bell Ranch to those raised in the Factory Farm. There is only contrast.
"CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories :: The Book, Essays." CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. UC Press Distribution , 1 July 2010. Web. 24 Jan. 2011.