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Food Chain Radio Show #1108

Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

Taking Dominion

Can humans work animals more humanely by thinking like animals?

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Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin Author, Working With Farm Animals

I learned to move cattle from Montana cowboys, some of which were well practiced in the ways of the wild, wild West!

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio – Taking Dominion – Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin Author, Working With Farm Animals Can humans work animals more humanely by thinking like animals?

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio – Taking Dominion – Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin Author, Working With Farm Animals Can humans work animals more humanely by thinking like animals?

“Heeeyahhh!” They’d yell at the cattle. “Heeeyahh… Hup, hup.” And to emphasize who was boss, they’d whack the reluctant on the butt with their coiled ropes.

Of course, not all the cattle liked the way in which dominion was being taken over them, and some would slip away to hide in the brush, and force the cowboys to chase them about the brush, all the while cursing in the most forceful of cowboy manners.

I never thought much about that wild-west way of moving cattle. How else do you move a reluctant critter that weighs well over a half-ton?

But then along comes Dr Temple Grandin, who says, “Stop yelling! If you start thinking like an animal, instead of a human, you will be able to move cattle with a whispered, “Shish… shish… shish!”

Temple Grandin leads us to ask…

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Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #1108  June 24, 2017 Saturday 9AM Pacific

 

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Michael Olson's LAWS OF THE FOOD CHAIN:

#1 Agriculture is the foundation upon which we build all our sand castles.

#2 The farther we go from the source of our food, the less control we have over what's in that food.

#3 Cheap food isn't!

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