Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Beautiful Bovines

Photographs by Christopher Rimmer 
(click on the photo for a closer view)

I love all animals, and I do mean all. One of the reasons I became a vegetarian is because I love bovines and regard them as sensitive and intelligent creatures. I have long lamented their becoming caught up in the agribusiness machine and wish more people understood their plight. 

Whether called dairy or beef cattle, these animals have been bred to “become more productive” with complete disregard for their quality of life. Sadly, too many suffer brief and miserable existences.

And then there are the beach-loving bulls of Pondoland in South Africa. The photographs by Christopher Rimmer capture the true essence of what cows and bulls are: sentient beings who enjoy hitting the beach as much as we do. I wish all cattle had this quality of life and the freedom to enjoy sun and sea in family herds as nature intended. 

Christopher Rimmer has done a magnificent job of capturing their beauty, dignity and intelligence. See more here.

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