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Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« on: March 22, 2021, 09:53:01 AM »
Everyone better check out the proposed Protect Animals From Unnecessary Suffering and Exploitation legislation in Colorado.  Among other things, it will prevent the slaughter of animals until they have reached a certain percentage of their expected life span.  According to the bill, the expected lifespan of a cow is 20 years, a chicken 8 years, etc.  I believe the article said they need 124,000 signatures to put the rule on the ballot.  This type of thing is never ending, proposed by folks who have absolutely no knowledge of agriculture.  We need to stay aware and the production associations we pay money to need to combat these types of actions.   

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 11:23:25 AM »
This is just more vegan / enviro harassment.  They got the wolf introduction by ballot initiative so they can harass agriculture, especially on the West Slope and in the mountain valleys.

Ag in Colorado is vastly outnumbered by the urban masses, but there are good animal protein customers in the urban areas and ag needs to reach out to find all the friends it can.  The ballot initiative as I understand it is somewhat a protracted process where the pushers of it have to first collect a certain number of signatures.  The producer organizations are taking it seriously, are on it and no one is ignoring it, but there are limited things they can do to stop the collection of signatures except work on engaging the public and getting out front of the PR campaign.
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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 12:22:04 PM »
If passed, it will be illegal to flush, palpate or ai in Colorado because it violates a cows reproductive tracts. Insanity!
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.  -Ronald reagan

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 12:40:17 PM »
Sort of obvious, but using the same logic, no restrictions on abortion.

They value animal life over human.

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 12:59:39 PM »
Liberals are trying to legislate us into their ideal world where we are all free, smoke dope, and hopefully money, and food, falls out of the sky!
I don't feel these guys have any idea of what is needed to feed the world and, unfortunately, they have managed to get the liberal media on their bandwagon.
I deal with the irrational misconceptions about farming from my teenage daughter fairly regularly, none of the instigators actually have the facts. We need to market ourselves better!

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2021, 06:02:17 AM »
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.  -Ronald reagan

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2021, 09:20:28 AM »
The goal is no meat, but abortion is allowed. Simple as that.

Why wont they allow the unborn the same right?

Total hypocrisy.
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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2021, 09:22:24 AM »
The goal is no meat, but abortion is allowed. Simple as that.
Why no meat?
So Gates ( largest private cropland owner in the county) can grow all the crops for veggie based meat?
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.  -Ronald reagan

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2021, 09:51:04 AM »
No meat because it fits all the narratives.

Global warming
Animss as us are human
Meat eating is colonialism
Insert whatever.

It doesnt matter.

You cant argue with them.

They will impose their bubble on everyone.

Literally, the only thing stopping them is the filibuster.

They have been playing and winning in so many levels since Woodrow Wilson, that literally no opposition has arisen.

Any that has is labeled as extreme.

Same thing over and over.

Nothing will stop them.
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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2021, 01:09:11 PM »
Here's my non-conspiracy-theory 2 cents on why the subject isn't being discussed more:
The only coverage this subject is getting is about how this will harm producers. In reality, these stories aren't going to change public perceptions or make anyone voting in Denver care. Word needs to spread on the impact of this on the consumers. Higher costs of meat in CO, greater environmental impact of shipping in beef from out of state vs eating local, etc. People talk about the things that will harm them directly and just say "that sucks" when you tell them how it hurts you (the producer).

Now for my hot-take on the legislation that may make some people mad:
At the end of the day, our job is to produce what people want to buy. We can't just tell them they want to eat what we produce without explaining why they want us to do what we do. Losing AI/ET/Ultrasound pregnancy checks would certainly change things, but it's not like we can't produce beef without them. If anything, it would probably raise the floor price on bulls and drop the ceiling a fair bit as AI companies stop bidding and more producers buy more herd bulls. Blood preg checks and better herd bull records could sufficiently replace the preg checks--particularly with no more AI/ET programs. The minimum age for butchering, however, would be a big challenge to face. This would likely result in major structural shifts in the industry. The end results would be higher retail beef prices and more consolidation in the industry.
To make it clear, I'm not in favor of the legislation, and I'm not saying the above scenario would be pleasant. I'm just saying this isn't going to force you all into veganism.

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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2021, 01:52:28 PM »
Shortybreeder, this is a good point of view. Thanks for sharing.  I doubt many producers could handle the transition to holding their calf crops 3 more years but who knows. Hopefully it doesn't come to that (thumbsup)
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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2021, 02:10:12 PM »
i'd say keep the national western out of denver until they balance narratives to be more friendly to all instead of just one narrative.


the left is about choice, but in reality, all they do is eliminate it.



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Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 03:10:53 PM »
i'd say keep the national western out of denver until they balance narratives to be more friendly to all instead of just one narrative.


the left is about choice, but in reality, all they do is eliminate it.

Cattleman's Congress has already scheduled their next show to overlap with the National Western's dates. Oklahoma has committed to supporting the show and claimed it brought in something crazy like 40 million dollars to their economy. A choice now exists, so people will be able to speak with their dollars.

I believe it was the Hereford association who might have threatened to pull out of the National Western all together.

 

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