Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee
According to a new study, a star discovered 75 light-years away is no warmer than a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
Dubbed CFBDSIR 1458 10b, the star is what’s called a brown dwarf. These oddball objects are often called failed stars, because they have starlike heat and chemical properties but don’t have enough mass for the crush of gravity to ignite nuclear fusion at their cores.
With surface temperatures hovering around 206 degrees F (97 degrees C), the newfound star is the coldest brown dwarf seen to date.
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The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.
HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE
I’m not sure how to feel about the the fact that even the defending side admits that cows scream for at least an hour after we take away their newborn children.
Like, if your defense is “we do take away their kids, but they only scream for like an hour” then it does sound kinda shitty.
If we put it in human terms it would be like taking a baby away from a mother that is likely to forget about it, accidentally hurt it and not care for it as well as the other carers. OH LOOK WE DO THAT IT’S CALLED SOCIAL SERVICES AND IT WORKS
Also chiming in that on some farms, like my uncle’s, the calf is tethered in the aisle way (with plenty of bedding) in sight of the mother’s stall, if not right in front of them.
The ‘only scream until they are fed’ point I think was to drive the nail in that cattle are not the same as humans and we shouldn’t humanize them just for the sake of making a dramatic argument.
I am definitely a “cheese addict.” I own dairy goats and make cheese, so I’ll speak to the goat side of (v. small scale) dairy farming. My goats are pretty much spoiled rotten! They get tons of grain, free reign of our huge grass yard (they like to tease the chickens) and plenty of bonding time with their humans and each other. Most dairy goat owners/farmers only separate the mother & kid for half the day so that the kids get the benefits of both nursing & bottle feeding AND we can still milk them. You can always look into the source of your cheese to see how they treat their cows/goats/other busty animals. Especially at small farms they tend to be pretty damn coddled.
Just adding my own experience, cheers and bye
Can I get everyone to REBLOG this please? I can’t imagine this ever happening to kids, especially at a place MEANT for them! Teens or a group of teens are doing this in playgrounds, please watch your child(ren) at all times! REBLOG PLEASE!
Saw this on Facebook just now
This is so screwed up. Everyone should signal boost.
WAIT SO THATS HOW YOU DO THE THING