As people visited the Benner’s organic farm in East Setauket Long Island, word got out that the owner was going to slaughter his cow – Minnie – to feed his family. That’s why the farmer owners bought the two-year old cow originally.
Word got out to Kimberly Sherriton of Commack when she went to a birthday party at the farm. “I broke down crying when I heard they were going to kill that cow,” Sherriton said, apparently realizing for the first time this is what often happens on farms.
Look at the photo above and the woman with a sign that says “You don’t eat family.” Did she give birth to a cow? I’m just wondering.
Sherriton organized about 20 people to protest outside the farm Saturday with another ten arriving on Sunday, waving signs and handing out flyers to drivers when they stopped on the corner.
“I think you’re gonna hear an uproar from the community,” one woman said while stopped in her sport-utility vehicle Sunday afternoon. “This is just so sad.”
Minutes later, another woman drove up and debated the protesters: “It’s a farm. It’s an honest living. You’re out of your mind,” she said to Sherriton before driving off.
The later is the sane person in all this. Hello, it’s a farm.
Busybody Sherriton, 47, said this about Minnie the cow: “She’s so affectionate and playful. She licks like a puppy dog, and she’s treated like a pet.”
Does this look like a dog to you?
A Save Minnie from Slaughter Facebook page has racked up more than 840 friends as of Monday evening.
Sherriton wants to buy Minnie and put her in an animal sanctuary – saving one animal at a time – but the Benners bought her for the quality of meat they would never be able to afford.
The Benners have been living off the farm’s 15 acres since 1977 and they have no intention of changing for others.
“This is a working farm,” Mr. Benner said. “I raise the best food that I can for my family. I don’t raise the animals in crowded feeding lots or in unsanitary conditions, and we’re not going to change because someone is unhappy with that.
“We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden,” he said.
People come to the farm to pick strawberries, hold parties and run class trips for kids.
Sherriton meanwhile is heartbroken and says Benner should buy his meat from the store.
I kid you not, that’s what she said.
“He doesn’t need this cow to survive and feed his family. He puts a sob story on there. Please, tell him to go to Whole Foods and go get some anti-biotic free beef there,” she said.
Why doesn’t she mind her own business? It’s not her cow. People like Sherriton think they can impose their will on anybody.
75-year-old Benner says he’s being hit hard with harassments.
“It’s to the point where we were getting nasty emails, getting warnings, and being threatened,” Benner said.
This just shows you what these so-called liberals think they can tell you to do. They want to tell you how to live your life, what you can do and how you can do it, what you can eat…
Anyone want to put in their order for a couple filet minions?