I have been very quiet in the social media space over the last month, in the main because I just wasn’t sure how I could best value add to the discussion. I just sat there shaking my head in bewilderment when people like Lyn White from the animals extremist’s group Animals Australia who is apparently such a saint that multiples of people feel she is worthy of the title of Australian of the Year. This month brings us the report commissioned by Voiceless about the Australian dairy industry that garnered enough attention from the media that I turned my phone off for three days so I wouldn’t have to field calls from the media who wanted to turn the Voiceless agenda into one of the top 3 issues impacting on the health, wealth and happiness of every single Australian Well Voiceless and Lyn White I would like you to meet Michael Strong. A young man I met 40 years ago who at that time was working as a brickie’s labourer whose most likely career option 40 years ago was a professional rugby league player Unbeknownst to the young girl who fell madly, deeply in love with him his lifelong dream was to be a dairy farmer 40 years later Voiceless don’t you dare tell me Michael Strong doesn’t love his cows more than life itself Don’t you dare tell me, he doesn’t wake up every day with the welfare of those cows at the forefront of his mind? Don’t you dare tell me that Michael Strong doesn’t wake up every day with the aim of producing the best quality nutritious, safe, affordable milk he possibly can for Australian families Don’t you dare tell me Michael Strong doesn’t wake up every morning with the aim of giving his cows the best possible life he possibly can? And Voiceless don’t you dare tell me that the person that I most love in the world doesn’t love his cows more that life itself because I know Voiceless that if Michael Strong was forced to chose between the young girl who loved him madly, deeply and the the cows – he would chose the cows .
FYI for all those people like me saying where is that man’s helmet? We now have a much safer option to the quad bike
Please if you have read this post – please read my follow up Voiceless – I thank you for starting the conversations the dairy industry had to have