Every morning I wake up, this country of ours seems a little more unrecognizable. The government seems to have its hand in just about everything and we stand by and let it happen.
Now it seems that our livestock industry needs some sort of guidelines for the care of our own animals. Guidelines to dictate farm activities that have been carried out for years without any previous interference.
Our “all knowing” farm organizations (Farm Bureau, Ohio Cattleman) seem more than willing to accept a set of regulations set forward by some committee to dictate everyday farm activities.
I do not wish to relinquish any of my farm decision making to anyone other than the one who knows this farm and these animals best: ME!
When will we finally stand up and say enough is enough? If you have raised livestock, you know the proper way to tend to your animals. If you are incapable of this, quality competition will weed you out.
Now, on the premise of preempting the Humane Society, Issue 2 has been written to set standards for animal care. No thank you!
I started farming and raising cattle because it was a passion of mine. I will not turn over any control of that passion or dream to any set of rules or regulations.
It is time to wake up and make a statement that the family farm is sacred and there is not a committee that can set a new standard for one that has been proven for centuries.
Keep your farm decisions in your hands and stand proud for all you have accomplished and will continue to accomplish.
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