Re: Extropians and animal rights

Natasha Vita-More (
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 22:51:31 -0600

At 07:17 PM 1/11/99 PST, Eric wrote:

>I don't know a percise percentage, but I'd say only about half(for sake
>of argument) of the cow population's function is for diary purposes. So
>that leaves the other half to "deal" with. My second observation is
>that I agree, It would be nice spare the "post-prime" cows, for
>nostalgia; etc., but on the other hand, this would be INCREDIBLY

I think you have a good point. Too many cows would be expensive. (Especially for the farmer who has a big headache today with the expense of pigs). So, if 1/2 of the population of cows that are used for dairy purposes were also in the fields grazing aesthetically, then they would be pre-post-prime nostalgia, and later, in their retiring years, they would inevitably be, as you say, post-prime.

>Well, I hope that was helpful.

Well, I'm not a farmer by profession nor a cow eater by trade. While the cows may escape my table, not all living creatures do.