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Do cows have "fun"?

post #1 of 12
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I just came back from taking my son to school, and I passed a small dairy farm. There were three cows looking like they were frolicking in the sun. Hence my question, do cows have "fun"? I guess that makes it harder to eat them. No wait, no it doesn't!! That was mean....:rolleyes:
post #2 of 12
Well, I doubt you would eat a dairy cow anyway. Do cows have fun? If you believe the TV promotions, that tell "happy cows give better milk" (or some such thing)...well, that's more about contentment and lack of stress than actual "fun". They do get "frisky", so I suppose you can say they have fun in their own bovine way. ;)
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post #3 of 12
You eat and sleep that's all you do. Sounds like fun to me! :D
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http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #4 of 12
a great uncle had 200 head of dairy in NY -

cows are people, too. they get jealous, the play, they tease each other, and a cow can smile. seen that!
post #5 of 12
I believe it....ditto pigs....not sure about chickens....we had a pet rabbit that would give kisses, play ball and come when called, she appeared to have fun.
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post #6 of 12
Well the boys who can't make milk get carted off early and turned into veal. Just don't give them names like Homer Simpson did.

post #7 of 12
ham, bacon, sausage, t-bone, ribeye.......:smiles:
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post #8 of 12
Jealous, tease...? How would you know??
post #9 of 12
If you really want to know.... follow this link:

http://www.3dweb.no/galleri/stuestolbm/bilder/anim1.swf

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post #10 of 12
the way they act; body language.

the first time it's "accident" - but when you see the same 'individuals' interacting / reacting the same way, well - must be something happening.....
post #11 of 12
I'm sure something is happening, but no evidence of Jealousy and such. People are too quick to invest human emotion on animals, but were not the same. Jealousy for instance is sourced in selfish emotion, and cant be judged by simple expression, its hard enough to tell in a human let alone a cow.

I’ve been around cattle a lot and I have never observed any such thing, cows are dumb as any animal can be and completely clueless of existence or death. They like most animals simply have an inane survival instinct and not a very good one at that compared to wild animals.
post #12 of 12
I could say the same thing about most human beings. Except those human beings come with arrogance (and often a book that tells them they are exempt from death).
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