Life As a Dairy Cow Ain't Easy

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Young calves are seen at the farm Baumhoegger-Wieden of farmer Klaus Wieden on November 6, 2008 in Imbach in Leverkusen, Germany. Big discounters like Aldi and Lidl lowered prices due to the actual economic crisis. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images Europe) It's becoming more and more obvious that maybe there is no such thing as a happy cow, especially when it comes to dairy cows. It can't be fun to spend your life strapped to tubes and hoses, constantly being milked. Or being...Read Full Story

Chinese Farmer Plays Music to Cows

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Dairy farmer Liu Haichuan plays electronic organ to cows at his dairy farm on October 23, 2008 in Meihekou, Jilin Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images AsiaPac) Liu Haichuan is clearly a talented guy, having graduated from the China Conservatory of Music. He is also allegedly a cow whisperer, claiming that he found a special way to communicate with his cows by serenading them on the piano. "Communicate" seems like a bit of a stretch, but these bovines do seem to be crowding...Read Full Story

This is Not a Happy Cow

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A farmer shows his decorated cow during the ceremonial cattle drive on October 4, 2008 in Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany. At Schoenau the farmers bring their cattle down from the Alpine meadows and drive them with a boat over the Koenigsee Lake every year in autumn, to stay over the winter in firm stables. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images Europe) If "happy cows come from California," then unhappy cows definitely come from Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany.This decorated cow is part of the...Read Full Story

Australians Like Their Cows With Fur

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Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and the JiR Team Scot MotoGP team feeds cattle during a visit to the Churchill Island Heritage Farm ahead of the Australian MotoGP at the Phillip Island Circuit on October 2, 2008 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac) Yes, yes, the world's best Motorcycle Grand Prix riders are in Australia right now getting ready for the Australian MotoGP. More importantly they paid a visit to the Churchill Island Heritage Farm and found...Read Full Story