Have you seen this video on the national news? Has it gone viral on social media? This undercover video lacks the dramatic music and plea to send money or go vegan from a celebrity commentator reading a script from an animal rights group so it didn’t receive national media attention. I guess real life is not as newsworthy as fiction.
This video capturing “cows doing what they do” was taken by Carrie and shared on her blog “The Adventures of Dairy Carrie, I think I Need a Drink!”
I liked reading Ryan Goodman’s post explaining his thoughts on this and other farm videos.
One of my favorite quotes from his post is, “We can all make videos, and we can all narrate scenes, but no matter how you play it, a video (or photos, or even a single blog post) is nothing more than a snapshot of the entire story.”
In another post from Dairy Carrie, she analyzes a different undercover video aimed at painting dairy farmers with a negative brush: Excuse me, your bias is showing. Dissecting an Animal Rights video.
There is lots of information available today on the Internet and social media. Videos and photos are powerful and strike an emotional cord. But images are not always what they seem and information presented along with them isn’t always accurate. It’s up to you to be the judge. I hope you’ll examine issues from more than one source and seek out a farmer to ask when you have a question. They would love to hear from you!
A salute to Carrie Mess and Ryan Goodman for everything they do to share the true story of agriculture!