Sunday, July 15, 2012

Don’t Have a Cow!

Today was the 8th annual Cow Appreciation Day. I am proud to say that in honor of these special creatures, I had chicken nuggets for lunch. I also took a few minutes to do some research, and find a few fun photographs to share. For instance, did you know that humans are more likely to be attacked by a cow than a shark?

cow appreciation

Also, cows are considered the foster mothers of the human race because they produce most of the milk we drink. The first American cow arrived in Jamestown in 1611. And did you know that a cow must have a calf before she can produce milk? So it should come as no surprise that 99% of all dairy farms are family-owned.

There are six breeds of dairy cows in America. Each has 32 teeth, drinks the equivalent of a bathtub full of water daily, and eats around 40 lbs of food. Holsteins are the black and white cows, and (I found this interesting) each has its own unique pattern. They are like snowflakes and children:  no two are exactly alike.

cow 1

And now I will leave you with this one parting thought:  if you really want to save a cow – eat a vegetarian my friend!

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