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Farmers defend way of life with Facebook, Twitter

 

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When a video of dairy cows being punched and prodded with pitchforks was recently released by an animal rights group, it made the rounds on YouTube and generated the expected angry responses.

But it also raised a flurry of outrage from another corner of the Internet: Farmers fought back, blogging, tweeting, uploading their own videos and chatting on Facebook to defend their industry and explain the abuse did not represent their practices.

Growers aren't usual ly thought of as a wired, socialnetworking bunch. But frustration at being the targets of techwise environmental or animal rights g...



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