N.Y. Dairy Farmer Kills 51 Cows, Commits SuicideSubmitted by 4RonP on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:38
I hated to post this. I hope this is not where we are in dairy farming overall and that this is an isolated incident. Maybe patriots everywhere could increase their support of local sustainable agriculture and also give a hug to their neighborhood farmers to encourage them , buy their products, shop less at big industrial outlets, start a local food co-op, invite neighbors to watch Food Inc, etc..
N.Y. Dairy Farmer Kills 51 Cows, Commits Suicide
Friday, January 22, 2010
COPAKE, N.Y. — State police in New York say an upstate dairy farmer shot and killed 51 of his milk cows in his barn before turning the rifle on himself.
State police found the body of 59-year-old Dean Pierson in his Copake barn on Thursday. A visitor found a note Pierson had left on the barn door that said not to come in and to call police.
State police would only say that Pierson was having personal issues.
The Columbia County hamlet of Copake is about 115 miles north of New York City.
Local farmers buried the cows outside the barn Friday. They would not discuss Pierson or what had happened, but one of the men said these are hard times to be a farmer.