NORFOLK, Virginia - The executive director of a large animal welfare charity commented that due to the recent headlines involving cattle rancher Cliven Bundy her organization plans to revisit the age old practice of cattle branding.
Ms. Mimosa Ledbetter stated to assembled reporters in the lobby of the charity's headquarters that no one seems to be concerned with the well-being of the cattle.
She pointed out that Mr. Bundy is 67, and he has chosen to violate the laws of the state of Nevada by refusing to pay a grazing rights fee like every other cattle rancher in Nevada and in the nation for that matter.
But as she clearly noted, they do not concern themselves with humans it is here to protect the rights of animals.
She stated that animal veterinarians have conducted independent studies and they show that the branding of cattle is a painful procedure.
The animal doctors compare it to someone getting a tattoo with a red hot needle.
SIDENOTE: Ms. Ledbetter has stated that The Cattle Branders Bureau of America has agreed to meet with her and discuss the matter as soon as possible.