Due to last summer’s droughts, some farmers have had to resort to feeding cows with – believe it – candy and cookies to keep them from losing weight and keep their milk production up.
Hands up if you are grossed out right now? Hands up if you feel this is truly unrighteous and unfair to the cow?
As pointed out in Wired magazine, this is not exactly the diet that nature intended cows to eat, although it is apparently possible for cows to draw calories out of candy.
When I asked around to hear what others thought about this, one person said to me that it is disgusting to think that the beef she is eating might come from a cow that was fed candy.
I think the giraffe in the room here is pretty obvious.
That’s it for today, folks – I’m putting away my M&Ms and heading to the gym. 😉
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