There are 200 million cows in India today. The nation’s Hindus worship the cow as the sacred mothers of life; cow killing is punishable by life imprisonment. For the half million cow that have become too sick to roam the streets, the Indian government provides shelter, food and care. When questioned about the costs involved, the Hindus reply, "Will you then send your mother to a slaughterhouse when she gets old?"
Rosemarie Dorothy Bria
According to the 1959 World Book Encyclopedia, "Chickens in the United States are raised in small flocks on farms that are raised in small flocks on farms that specialize in other crops. The farmer’s wife often cares for the chickens and uses the "egg money" as she pleases." This system, however quaint, had it’s benefits. Chickens ran, scratched and pecked in barnyards, and their waster fertilized the crops. The wholesome eggs, laid in straw nests, were sold locally.