“Nature is cruel but we don’t have to be” – Temple Grandin

Well, I just finished watching ‘Temple Grandin’ and it was fabulous.  It solidified my desire to work with her on both my Master’s projects and also attend CSU to pursue my PhD.  If you missed it, it will be on HBO again at 10:45.  You can look up a program schedule for the next two weeks by visiting HBO’s site.

It not only tells the story of one of our industry’s greatest pioneers, but it’s a deeply moving and inspiring story of overcoming all odds and ‘opening doors’ to new challenges.  She encourages us not to be cruel like nature and since we raise cattle for our consumption we owe them some respect.  We owe it to be humane to them.  I strongly encourage all agriculturalists, producers and consumers to see it. I’m going to watch it again in an hour and a half! 

Until next time,


3 responses to ““Nature is cruel but we don’t have to be” – Temple Grandin”

  1. Luke and I just watched it last night and we loved it!

  2. It is such a great movie!

  3. […] One last thing — this is a fact sheet about humane euthanasia of cattle and calves from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. This is something about which all farmers and ranchers should be well educated.  Nature is cruel, but we don’t have to be. […]