Demand That Farmers Stop Feeding Candy to Cattle

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Target: U.S. Cattle Farmers

Goal: Stop feeding cows candy as an alternative food source

As a way to be resourceful during a time of drought, some farmers throughout the Midwest and southern areas of the United States have started feeding their cattle candy instead of regular staples such as corn. The farmers have resorted to using candy as feed because the drought has raised the price of cow feed. Although this practice is saving farmers’ money, it is most likely detrimental to the cows and may cause problems to humans as well.

One rancher in Kentucky described that 1,500 of his cattle have been eating the candy all summer, claiming that, “just to survive, we have to look at other sources for nutrition.” The actual candy fed to cows is old candy that is being given away or sold for very cheap at stores. It is then mixed with a mineral and ethanol solution. The farmer claims that this mixture “has all the right nutrition” for his cows, which are slaughtered and sold commercially.

When humans eat too much sugar in their diet, the effects are devastating—obesity, heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and cancer are only some of the consequences. Sugar is considered a toxin or poison by many scientists because of its ability to break down the body. Imagine a cow eating thirty to seventy pounds of sugar per day for extended periods of time. Surely this has a damaging impact on the health of the cows. Furthermore, no one is sure of what far-reaching effects eating candy-fed cattle could have on human health. This practice should stop immediately to prevent further harm to the health of the cattle.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Cattle Farmers,

You have been feeding candy to your cattle as a way to keep them alive during a time of drought. Although this practice is resourceful, it is most likely detrimental to the animals and should be stopped.

Obesity, heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and cancer are only some of the consequences posed to humans for consuming large quantities of sugar. This substance is even considered a toxin or poison by many scientists because of its ability to break down the body. Feeding cows thirty to seventy pounds of sugar per day for extended periods of time surely has a damaging impact on the health of the cows. Furthermore, no studies have been done to confirm what effects sugar-fed beef would have on human who consume the cattle. Please stop this detrimental practice to preserve the health of your cattle and the quality of meat that is consumed by the public.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Ethical Dairyman says:

    So…. what do you propose we feed them then???? I’m all ears.
    If we can’t pay for feed we have to sell cattle. Those cattle are typically slaughtered because nobody buys cattle when cattle prices are high and feed prices are high. The grass is burned up = no hay. Or we truck it in from far away states who aren’t affected by the drought (fuel + feed=$$$$$). Grain is high from failed crops due to drought. But people need milk and meat. So think on it and get back to me when you’ve come up with a SOLUTION and stop criticizing they few proud family farmers that still exist and haven’t gone out of business.

  2. These same idiots cry and moan about paying too much for quality meat

  3. I understand the delima farmers are facing.My husband and son work at one of these processing plants. They were so shocked at all the different things that are processed into animal feed. So disgusting… Tons of candy of all kinds, p-nut butter, plastics, pudding, rotten foods, chicken fat and by products,alot of un-identifiable products. reall gross stuff. I have been researching and there has not been any studies of the effect this has on the people eating the meat from these animals consuming this high sugar feed. . Consider the rise in the amout of people who have diabetes, heart disease, fatty livers. etc………. I don’t know the answer. We really need to researh this more and bring it to the attention of others. Just a footnote.. myself, my husband and my son have type 2 diabetes with no other family history of this disease in our family. So far as I know. So everyone think about this and consider…..the facts.

  4. stop feeding wheat, soy, and candy to cows now! cows eat grass not wheat, soy, and candy! wheat and soy r designed for us humans and bugs to eat not cows! just go vegan!

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