The last thing I expected when I wrote my blog post about Temple Grandin and her comments in The Washington Post was to get an email from Temple Grandin herself.
But that’s exactly what happened. In her email, Temple said that Roberto Ferdman, The Washington Post reporter, left her positive comments about the dairy industry out of his article. Included with the message to me were carbon copies of the email conversation she had with Ferdman, in which she chastised Ferdman for not being objective.
Temple also gave me her cellphone number, so I emailed her back and asked if she would be willing to answer a few of my questions.
Last Friday, what started as an official, recorded interview turned into an hour-long conversation about dairy farms and dairy cow well-being. Many of Temple’s comments while we talked were echoes of those she shared in a statement released last Thursday.
Read the rest of this post in the HD Notebook.