Anatole France Quotation; Le Petit Hotel; & Bobby calves ill treatment

In a previous blog post I made mention of a French writer’s quote regarding dogs and humans. That writer was none other than Anatole France  ( 1844-1924). Anatole received the Nobel prize for literature back in 1921 and the true quote was: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” And so it is we read now about the ill treatment of bobby calves on our NZ dairy farms, as their owner operators strive to produce higher and higher profits from ever increasing dairy herds. It was Mahatma Gandhi who wrote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Without being too simplistic, isn’t it greed for money that has become more of the main driver in terms of how we farm our animals such as sheep, pigs, hens & now cows and their calves?

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