Enough of being Cowed!

Its a Cows life!

Its a Cows life!

P. Sainath may be writing really moving articles about distress sale of cattle in Maharashtra, but the real breaking news in the bovine world is happening somewhere in Britain.
Reuters on Tuesday reported that the deaths of no fewer than four people after being trampled by cows in the past two months has prompted Britain’s main farming union to issue a warning about the dangers of provoking the normally docile animals. ( http://link.reuters.com/fep23d )
Apparently cows in England are sick of being taken for granted and not being taken seriously. Enough of being cowed down!
The important thing to note is that these cows do not seem to have anything against human beings. Its dogs that the cows cannot tolerate. In most cases the people that these rebellious cows attacked were with accompanied by their dogs. And I don’t blame the cows. There is only so much that a cow can tolerate. Just imagine…. for centuries now cows have been faithfully serving mankind. They give milk, provide musical mooing sounds and even act as beasts of burden in case donkeys are in short supply. And all in return for what?
Things have come to such a pass that the high point of an ambitious cow’s dreams are a choice between ending up as a shoe or inside a tin! People have been exploiting cows for ages. Cow feet and hooves are rendered for human and pet food, gelatin, glue, buttons, handles, lubricants, cow-heel jelly, bonemeal, soaps, the foam in fire extinguishers, and fertilizers. You name it – you got it. Poor cows. Troubles enough to make their milk curdle! Just take this gruesome example. People consider cow tongue a great delicacy. I ask you how would you feel about people who would not think twice before eating your tongue. Leaves you speechless, right? Quite takes the moo out of you!
And all the while dogs have been elevated to the status of man’s best friend! What cow- excrement! What’s so special about dogs? Can you milk them? ( yes you can, you literal minded quibbler! But tell me when was the last time you had dog-milk shake? ) Can you make shoes out of dog skin?.. they would probably bite! All that dogs do is bully cattle and go about irrigating fire hydrants!
No sir! Cows have been wronged for long… too long. In fact you must have heard the term bull-shit used to denote something that’s very untrue or very foolish! What’s so foolish about the bowel movements of a poor cow? Well if bulls are not bellowing about this rabid insult that’s there call…but cows are certainly not going to take any more of this dog-crap! Let all men who entertain dogs and pet them, do so at their own risk.. if they stray into a cow’s field let them be prepared to leg it or be gored into eternity.
The only people who are working for these mute animals are the RSS and even there the progress is slow! Naturally, cows have been left with no option but to grab the problem of being underestimated by the horns and turn it on its head. Enough of being on the horn of a dilemma.
The battle cry has been sounded.. no cow is going to be taken lightly now! So lets Moo on!

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3 Comments

  1. Arundhati Ramanathan
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    How about some steak for you squib!?:P

  2. Vidya
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Holy cow!

  3. sneha
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    loooooowwwwwwwe it

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