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Postby pilvikki » 22 Feb 2014, 16:51

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Re: no bull!

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Feb 2014, 17:19

Oh bless him! So that's our poor Boris is it? Well obviously the stuff's worked for him, and a lot better for both him and the cows than going through the "indignity" of animal husbandry. The farmer obviously cares for the animal.

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Postby brandtrn » 28 Feb 2014, 12:44

Poor Boris...if he's *really* such a "nice" bull, one would think that his owners wouldn't be sending him off to become burgers, simply because he's outlived his "usefulness." Shame on them! I would think, after all the money he's made for those folks, he's earned his rest and his place in the sun :-(
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Re: no bull!

Postby pilvikki » 28 Feb 2014, 15:41


ah, you misunderstood the article: boris is on viagra so he won't be burgerized!

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Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Feb 2014, 16:29

True, but I hope that when he outgrows his "usefulness", the farmer'll recognise what a lovely bull he's got. I think he'll be fine. He's been reprieved, and I think he'll spend the rest of his days happily.
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Postby pilvikki » 28 Feb 2014, 17:23

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Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Feb 2014, 17:35

Ha ha ha. That made me grin. :P
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Postby brandtrn » 28 Feb 2014, 19:07

No, I don't believe that I misunderstood. Boris' owners said themselves that they were considering burgerizing him until they hit upon this solution. My thoughts are that, since he's already justified his existence by making those people a decent amount of money, why should he have to *continue* to do so? I would think that the guy has earned a bit rest before he dies. If he's happy, though, so be it...
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 28 Feb 2014, 19:28

I hope Boris survives and ends up living a pleasant long life. I've known farmers who'll spare an animal - for various reasons, and then once they get to know him or her, they can't part with them.

It's true to say that in the first instance though, Boris was bred for one thing. A good-breeding bull can bring in a lot of money, and he was lucky that he was of a decent calibre to've been kept at all. Only one bull's required to service a field full of cows, so most go straight to the slaughterhouse for veal. I think it's wicked, even though I'm not a vegetarian. Cows attach themselves very quickly to their calves, and when the little ones're separated from their mothers, they suffer emotionally, crying out for them. It can also stop the mothers from lactating - in which case they also go to slaughter. I find it very sad if I stop to think about it for long enough.

I'd love to know how Boris fares.
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