t Double Yellow's Musings: Cows do not GIVE us milk...
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cows do not GIVE us milk...

I was traveling in our world class public transport bus today. As usual, I comfortably couched myself in the upper berth away from the crowd who always occupy the lower level. (strange why they can’t wait to get off our world class public transport bus - but thats for another story)

Before long, a mother and child (about 8 years old) took the seat in front of me. The kid was reading from a primary school text book…..

Cows give us milk
Hens give us eggs


The child sounded cute but what struck me was what she was saying. Cows do not give us milk…..we take milk from the cows. Hens do not give us eggs….we take eggs from the hens.

Agreed that man is the at top of the animal food chain but let us not be under any illusions that the animals are very happy giving us their meat. Nature gives us nothing. We humans just take it from nature because we can. I think its time we stop teaching our young that the cows offer us milk and that the hens provide us with eggs.

2 Comments:

Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

Hahaha! This is truly observant! You should send this in to the ST Forum! :)

7:20 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

dowan lah... publish in ST hor, considered co-opted oredi.. hee hee :p

7:52 PM  

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