(Closed) Unlikely best friends – My pup and one of our calves (Pictures)

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

OMG SWEET BABIES. I love this!

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

Awww I love this! Made my day xo

Post # 33
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Newbee

Sparklesparkle101 — I shared the same initial reaction as you. 

The photos are super sweet, and I hope they propel people to look a bit closer at our perceptions of “pet” animals and “farm” animals. Always reminds me of the distinction some people in South Korea make between “meat dogs” and “pet dogs.” It’s not being a Debbie downer to recognize the violence that we allow to occur to farm animals just because we don’t see them as pets. It’s just speaking to a real, cognitive dissonance prevalent in our culture. All animals can suffer — Jindos, Golden Retrievers, cows.  

As for the calves themselves, it’s not correct to assume they’ll be tortured. At the same time, I spent 10 years as an ignorant vegetarian never knowing that most dairy cows are slaughtered years and years before their natural lifespan nor understanding how intertwined the dairy industry is with the veal industry. One can appreciate a sweet photo while also recognizing the hypocrisy we knowingly — or unknowingly — support. 

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