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Created: 3/23/18 (Fri) | Topic: Education        

Compassion, life and death on the farm

Compassion, life and death on the farm

By Pete Hanebutt, NDFB Public Policy Director

Anyone who has been involved in animal agriculture has experienced the joy of new birth and new life.  Along with the joys associated with new life is the heart rendering compassion for those cuddly little critters in our care.

If you’ve ever been around one, you’ll know there’s nothing softer than a week-old foal, and there’s nothing more rambunctious than a litter of pigs. Little calves or lambs playing in the field reflect all the youthful exuberance of our own children.

I think it’s the nurturing instinct that makes livestock producers successful.  We care for our animals just like we care for our own children and families.

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