Friday, March 5, 2010

one day they will either pull a cart or end up as tasty morsels, how will you know?




The one on the left born on Dec 26th 2009 is known as Tsunami as he was born on the tsunami anniversary and the other fellow born exactly two months later and at birth was almost the current size of Tsunami was named Mahanami

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think these are the cutest animals i have ever seen!

how cruel humans are to slit their throats and eat their insides for no necessary reason

magerata said...

I like their bond of friendship! As per morsels, They might be glad that they are not veal!

Rajaratarala said...

sadly the future for male calves is a complete unknown. It is too time consuming and expensive to bring them up as there is no useful purpose in their being, except for cow dung.Inevitably, a middle man comes along making an offer you cannot refuse and promises that the animal will not end up on a table, just so that he can salve the conscience of the seller, but take it straight to the butcher at whatever age.

Anonymous said...

it would be interesting to get a picture of the middle man to see what this kind of heartless person looks like.

do the middle men have any particular characteristics?

i'd be interested in a post about this horrible phenomenon

Anonymous said...

these calves are so cute! I notice that you've got a great love for your 2 dogs, but will be willing to send these 2 cuties to the butcher for a few bucks. I doubt you would sell your beloved dogs for such a purpose.

Can you explain to your readers on what basis you are able to distinguish between the 2 species? what do your dogs provide you that the calves cannot?

Rajaratarala said...

I will have to go through the arguments in a whole blog entry as it is a very sensitive topic with opposing view points. All I would say for the moment is that we dont consume our pets, but do if they are not.

The father of the two calves was the first born when I came to live on the farm, and I took it in my pick up to Polonnaruwa when it was a calf. That was for sentimental reasons. However I have had a time of it taking care of it, but have so far allowed him his space, even though fodder is hard to come by. He is only good for impregnating, but his record of only giving male offspring means the village does not want him to sire any more from the local heiffers!! What do I do with him?

They are big, they head butt with their horns and break away from their moorings when they spot a female in heat. Left untethered they can destroy not just mine but neighboring crops.

Anonymous said...

looking forward to the blog entry regarding the above. please don't forget!

Rajaratarala said...

see my latest entry on March 9 2010 at www.kalpanakaranna.blogspot.com for the discussion that I have promised on this topic. I put it in that blog as it is just too long and out of place for this blog to carry.