What's microdairy, anyway? A few "free range" cows? And we do them a favour by relieving them of their milk! Isn't that what calves are for? So, to get the milk we must separate the cow from her calf shortly after birth. And if the cow wasn't kept constantly pregnant in the first place there wouldn't be all this excess milk. And what happens to male calves? Veal? And what happens to the cow when she can't get pregnant any more? Lots of awkward questions. The dairy industry and the meat industry are abominations that go hand in hand. Vegetarianism is a sham. Cows have a shite life.
Ignoring that (as so many do) it does sound like Fairlie is getting a raw deal here.
Heard him once at The Big Green Gathering talking about the Enclosures. Fascinating stuff. Powerful speaker. Heard him also at one of the Climate Camps.
I was a bit disappointed by the so-called Green Gathering, mind, when looking up at the car park on a hill that contained hundreds and hundreds of cars. And I'd have felt the exact same way if they'd all been electric.
I hope this debacle doesn't impact "The Land" magazine. A fascinating read. Though I don't agree with all the opinions it certainly demands that one has ones facts in order. One of the best magazines out there. Even has references.