We all know that Hollywood doesn’t always get it right. Normally, we take what it has to say with a grain of salt since most stars are so far removed from the agriculture industry. It is refreshing when we see someone with a big name — such as Chris Pratt — speak of his farming operation on social media for the world to see.
Chris Pratt — star of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Parks and Rec,” and “Jurassic World,” to name a few — has a strong following. With 22.6 million followers on Instagram alone, every farm post put out by Pratt reaches many eyes. Some may say, “Who cares? He is just a celebrity.” However, the ag industry should be proud of every realistic piece of coverage it can get, no matter who it comes from.
He is so proud of the hard work on his farm, just like so many of us! Someone should tell him he can get featured on our Ag on Instagram page by using #agdaily (insert shameless plug here). Check out his spread. It is full of love for nature and his faith.
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Jack and I share a moment of appreciation on the last day of this amazing tree’s life. Born in 1837 (the same year as “Wild Bill” Hickok!!!) She lived through the civil war, both world wars, the San Juan Island Pig war and more. Mother Nature struck her down. Now this first generation Douglas Fir will be made into beloved pieces of art, mantles and a table from which my family will enjoy moments and meals for, God willing, many generations. I live for moments like these. #farmlife
Passing down the love for Mother Nature from one generation to the next. Chris realizes that, using the wood to create meaningful pieces that will be put it to good use.
And don’t think that just because he is a celebrity he is without the haters. Check out this post.
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Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.
One commentor said, “Murder a sentient being, just so you can be momentarily satisfied!? You’re clearly unaware of alternative options and a cruelty free way of eating. There is no humane way of killing someone that doesn’t want to die… especially those that can’t speak for themselves.”
And then there was this comment: “This is great! I know your getting a lot of hate for this, but as a vegetarian I think it’s great that you treat your animals with respect! That’s how the world should work. Vegans should spend their time shaming people who eat factory animals, not people like you.”
We still have so many opportunities to tell the world that ALL farmers work tirelessly to treat their animals humanely, not just the celebrities.
We are adding Chris Pratt to our list of pro-farmer celebrities. Celebrities, they are just like us, right? …