cows in freestall barn

Clearly, neither speaker cited in the March 16, 2015, Intel "Rethinking tail docking" nor the March 9, 2015, Intel "Rethinking animal welfare starts with tails" have ever milked cows in a parallel or carousel-type parlor. If they were to milk cows in this fashion for just one day, I'm sure they will at least attempt to make a rational argument in favor of tail docking. It's very disappointing, embarrassing actually, that Hoard's has not recognized one of the biggest reasons many of its readers dock tails.
Chad Rucks, Florida

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