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Cows With Holes Directly To Their Stomachs

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And I'm not talking about their mouths either! Or assholes. I'm talking hole holes, like, holy shit(!), that cow has a freaking hole in it!

These cows have been given a fistula, a hole directly into the stomach that scientists can reach into and study to see how certain foods get digested. Through this kind of work, better food can be concocted and studies into stomach cancer and other problems can be conducted. Although it looks inhumane, the cows don't seem to mind.

*HORF* You know, now that I think about it, I think they had a cow like this at Virginia Tech when I was there. Of course, I never saw it because I wasn't allowed anywhere near the animal husbandry department. Funny story -- did you know sheep can file restraining orders?

Hit the jump for some even more disturbing imagery.

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HOLY COW! [slightlywarped]

Thanks to MLou, who can unscrew her bellybutton.

There are Comments.
  • Massimiliano Marelli

    human slowly slowly...you are scratching the ground whenre you falled already long time ago... but hopefully you will dissolve yrselves like an ice cream to the sun in very few year since now... Total extinction of human being is only way for the nature...like it or not this will happen very very soon... enjoy in the while... with yr sick beaviohur..

  • Francesca Santaniello

    Is anyone familiar with ethics?

  • James Payne

    Genesis 1:26 Elonnichole

  • Norma Burke

    I can remember back in the 1970s, you could drive through Beltsville Farms, actually we used this as a sort of shortcut to get around the local traffic, and the research facility cows would be grazing in the fenced in fields. These cows had black rubber fistules. on their sides. I didn't quite know just what to think about it when I first saw it but when I think it through, it makes sense. The image of the child is not disturbing to me...his family probably is accepting to these things. I was telling people that I know about this and they found it really difficult to believe. Thank for posting the images.

  • kenus

    This is sick...This thing is all because of The society and industry of companies.
    to reduce risk of food. As long as Our human industry is developing, and reducing it will be more cruel...

  • ashley white

    Immoral, disgusting, careerist-driven bullshit research

  • Arizelle

    http://aerzte-gegen-tierversuc...

    I'm way late to post to this discussion, but aside from an ethical standpoint I think this is a great example of why animal experiments aren't only not necessary but actually harmful to advancing research for humans.

  • Azucar Cakes

    disgusting... im vegetarian forever...

  • Peri Ebeid

    Having a hole like this can cause inflammations and other problems, how can you manage to secure the animal from all of this? Does it hurt the cows? It seems so painful and uncomfortable !

  • osa-polar

    Not Cool :-(:-(:-(:-(:-(............

  • all those with a mindset, they are just cows, etc, are not gonna fare well on judgement day. We are part of nature, not above it.

  • James Payne

    Genesis 1:26 ....

  • Jadis

    Genesis 2:15

  • NEWSFLASH: Not everyone lives by, or believes in the bible. I have no idea what that "scripture" says, nor do I have any desire to.

  • Ian Stewart

    This is actually true. I used to work for a specialist security company and we had a contract protecting BSE research labs near Straford upon Avon in Warwickshire UK. I was unlucky enough to see this first hand. I must add at least the ones in the UK had little protective windows in them. It was a shame to see the accelerated onset of BSE in the cows. I also witnessed a few being shot when they escaped. Not good but what price for food safety????

  • Matt

    This cant be real... the cows would get instant infections with an open channel to the belly! I can see it in a controled lab but not outside, impossible.

  • just saw the cow with holes in the TV show Squeamish from Discovery... what a sacrifice they have ! but it also almost made me throw up my dinner / v \

  • Funny thing about this is that I remember seeing this video when i was in probably 4th grade or so...  I thought it was awesome!  Cows seem to be doing just fine.  I have an idea... let's take all of these bleeding hearts down here that are crying for the cows saying that we should do this to humans instead and let's put fistulas in them!.. or their family members and loved ones.  YA!!! THEN we'll be getting some research done without hurting an animal that is being raised to be eaten anyways.  i'm a flippin genius... who wants to go first?!?

  • A. Person

    Jason, people like you really make the case for eugenics, which I am normally against until I am reminded that you exist.

  • ashley white

    You are a giant piece of shit

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