This video, that I shot this morning in the outskirts of Gstaad, shows how well cows live in Switzerland. And it shouldn´t surprise you, since in Switzerland according to the Becker-Posner Blog, 68% of farmer’s income comes in the form of a government subsidy. A billion of people on this planet live on less than a dollar a day. The average European cow gets $2.7 per day, and Swiss cows get way more than that. Here’s another interesting article on subsidies and how unfair their distribution is.

If you understand Spanish here’s a similar article but the video has a special star.

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Niels on March 8, 2010  · 

Hi Martin

If all these other things that you have got going doesn’t work out for you, you need to know, that I think you have found yourself a ‘Plan B’: Comedy!
Even though your point is correct and tragic, your short little cow-video did make me smile…!
Thanks for informing me and bringing a smile on my face…!


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Piter on March 11, 2010  · 

I think these are not giving any milk. At least, I can’t see their tits, and those use to be really huge and easy to spot!

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