Tens of thousands of cows and their calves died terrifying deaths
during Atlas, a blizzard that hit South Dakota earlier this month.
This storm, who took farmers by surprise since it’s not winter yet,
has put many of them out of business.
South Dakota's cattle cataclysm: why isn't this horror news?
Sadly, the news of disasters like this one only focuses on the
monetary loss of farmers but rarely, or never, on the suffering of
the animals. The writer of the above article, Ms. Mess, did mention
how torturous and terrifying must have those animals felt while
unable to protect themselves and their babies. I think it’s
important to note that these animals, whose lives seemed to matter
simply for their economic value to the farmers, were ultimately
going to die regardless with much pain and terror at a
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