Toilet-trained cows a serious proposition
POTTY trained cows? Who would believe it but yes it’s possible and, given
Tasmania has serious problems with a poorly regulated dairy industry and contaminated waterways, maybe it should be considered. Cows produce up to 30 litres of urine a day which, when mixed with faeces becomes ammonia, and with reports alleging
“substantial effluent discharge into waterways from North-West dairy farms and reports of dead cattle in settlement ponds” maybe it all should be taken very seriously. Animal behavioural scientists in New Zealand (where they also have serious problems with contaminated waterways) and Germany have proven cows, especially calves, can be trained to use a Mooloo, a practice which, if introduced on a big scale, could result in huge benefits for the environment. Tasmanian dairy farmers, and the state government, should seriously and thoroughly investigate the potential of such a proposal.