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Cows and Cattle

Does a cow 'moo'?


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Cows not only moo but they also grunt, bellow, and make a short deep sound that usually is used to get attention of their calves. Cows do sometimes let out loud sharp bellows, and this is can happen when a cow is confused about its surroundings, however cows do not scream and especially not as they are dying. A sick and dying cow usually goes and finds a place to lay down where she does not hurt as bad (because she cannot comprehend why she feels the way she does just that she does not feel good) and just like any other being she will pass away. In slaughter plants cows are killed fast and efficiently enough that they are usually dead before they even know what is going on.