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Farmers Are Putting Huge Holes On Cows For The Reasons You Never Expected.

Have you seen the huge holes in the bodies of cows? These days, it pretty common to see cows with huge holes on the sides of their body. Reports claimed that the holes are there for a  reason. Cattle are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks that pull carts, plows and other implements). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.

Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in southeast Turkey. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome. Some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth, and cattle raiding consequently one of the earliest forms of theft.

According to a report made by PETA, cows with these holes are called fistulated cows. Experts are removing a chunk of their body, exposing their stomachs. These holes are then covered with a plastic ring to hold their flesh open. Although most veterinaries and farmers believe that this doesn’t hurt the cows or reduce their life expectancy, the surgery still takes 4-6 six weeks of a recovery period.

Swiss Farmers are putting these holes in place for a reason. After it was cut, tubes are being placed inside the hole, connecting directly to the cow’s stomach. According to The News Journal, the veterinarians and farmers are doing this to monitor cows’ digestive process, plus, it also helps them maintain a proper diet for the mammal. 

There are also claims that whenever a cow experiences a digestive problem, the hole will allow its caretaker or the veterinaries to insert an aforementioned fungus and bacteria to the cow’s stomach to heal them. Plus, the hole also allows the farmers to evaluate the mammal’s condition.

While others believe that this process benefits the cows, the animals’ rights group PETA claims that this doesn’t improve the health of the cows for this process is done mostly to benefit the meat and dairy industries.

PETA also claims that Fistulated cows are often placed on display events like recruitments for veterinary schools that invites guests to come and reach the insides of a cow.

Meanwhile, PETA wanted to put a stop in this practice, thinking that it would be pretty gross to be able to touch the insides of a cow. Plus, PETA believes that enjoying touching the cows’ insides also means that you ‘want to contribute to the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries’.

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Source: PETA


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