Yesterday I woke up to sunshine. This morning I woke up to snow. Yesterday I woke up and worked outside in a t-shirt and sweats. Today I did chores in pants, my winter coat, hat, and gloves.
I decided it was a perfect day to get some stuff done on the computer. Baby K is due in 12 weeks and it seems that slowly, and I do mean slowly, my list is getting smaller and smaller. One thing I would like to do is prepare my blogging self for those precious few weeks after Baby is born. I plan to devote my time with him or her- which I am sure you will all understand! 🙂
Today, as I sat down at my computer, the first story up on my Facebook news feed is about an animal activists group. Immediately I click, that’s what I do anytime there is a half way decent looking news story on Facebook.
It took about 2 seconds for me to be appalled.
In Southern California it appears that an animal activist group took matters into their own hands and set fire to 14 trucks on a cattle ranch.
REALLY?!?! What were these people thinking?!
(As farmers we are sometimes at the “mercy” of animal activists. It seems that they are constantly releasing animal abuse videos for us to all sit and spend the day crying over. Because I haven’t watched one yet that didn’t bring tears to my eyes. On that note, let me say that I believe child abusers and rapists are awful people, but does that mean that every time I meet another human I assume they are one? As farmers we have our bad seeds too, but that does not mean that we all abuse our animals.)
Anyway, I can save animal abuse videos for another day.
Today is really about the animal activists doing some abuse themselves.
Firefighters were able to put out the blazes in 45 minutes. But what if they weren’t? The story is very short unfortunately, but I can’t help but think what about the cattle? Or the rancher?
What if those trucks were next to a cattle yard? What if a gas tank would have blown? What if a firefighter would have been injured in some way?
Those activists may have set fire to the trucks, but Mother Nature always has another plan.
Fire is a nasty, nasty thing and I am completely appalled that someone would do this. And then they take credit for it like they threw someone a surprise birthday party?!?
Well, surprise, I don’t think anyone is really impressed by these tactics.