Animal Stories

You have to use your imagination on a couple of these
Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

MANY ANIMALS ARE RAISED FOR FOOD. IT’S NOT PERSONAL. MY GRANDFATHER TAUGHT ME YOU DON’T GIVE LIVESTOCK NAMES, BECAUSE THEY ARE RAISED TO BE SLAUGHTERED. PEOPLE DON’T GET THAT.
All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state.
Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors.
Farmers acknowledge that some people who do not spend much time on farms may object to some of their practices. But they say that they do not abuse animals and that their practices are the most efficient and safest way to keep up with demand for food. And, they say, complying with restrictions on raising poultry and livestock like those approved in Massachusetts are costly for them and for consumers.

Man who punched out kangaroo is a ZOOKEEPER: Elephant keeper at Taronga says he was ‘only trying to divert the roo’ when it attacked his dog – as bosses launch an investigation
Greig Tonkins punched a kangaroo to save his pet dog ‘Max’ while on a pig hunting trip in NSW in mid-June
Mr Tonkins was standing in a truck when the large roo attacked his pet and held it in a headlock in is arms
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Mr Tonkins is an elephant keeper at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo
Video of the father-of-two punching the marsupial has gone viral with millions of social media viewers

Vitamin D makes free-range eggs better for you: Yolks from hens that are allowed to wander contain 30% more of the nutrient
Scientists from Reading University analysed the contents of 270 eggs on sale in UK supermarkets
They found ‘free range’ hens produced yolks with much more Vitamin D
The hormone has been shown to keep diseases including cancer and diabetes at bay
AS SOMEONE WHO WAS RAISED ON EGGS FROM FREE RANGE CHICKENS (THEY WERE JUST PLAIN “CHICKENS” BACK THEN) I CAN TELL YOU THE EGGS AND THE HENS TASTE A LOT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IS SOLD IN STORES TODAY.

The Obamas Have Spent In Excess Of $85 Million On Vacations And It’s Still Growing
THIS WOULD QUALIFY AS A STORY ABOUT GREEDY PIGS
Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama and his family have spent more than $10 million a year for travel and vacations, totaling in excess of $85 million — and the number is still growing.
The Obamas, who will officially move out of the White House on Jan. 20, are expected to leave soon for their annual Christmas trip, which last year lasted from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3.

Spot the First Lady! Michelle’s stunning Gucci gown matches the White House Christmas trees at Kennedy Center Honors gala
Michelle Obama wore a pink and green brocade gown with a beaded bow for final Kennedy Center Honors
She blended into the halls of the White House, which were adorned with Christmas trees and decorations
First Lady who is known for sending a diplomatic message with her sartorial choices, opted for Gucci dress
It’s the first time she wore international designer at the event; Italy happened to hold referendum on same day
Cultural honor celebrated Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Martha Argerich and members of the Eagles

THIS IS A WATER BUFFALO DRAPED IN CHRISTMAS WRAPPING PAPER
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THIS ONE’S FOR BLUEBIRD
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  1. chrissythehyphenated

    We are able to get free range, organic eggs and chicken meat. I recently learned we could get raw milk locally also. I’m debating about that. I need to do more research.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    I used to drink milk straight from the udder….still warm.There’s a world of difference with the watered-down,homogenized,pasteurized,vitamin D-added stuff in the stores.Not everybody would like raw milk.

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