Do cattle suffer from “Seasonal Affective Disorder”? Apparently the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs in the UK think so. They have slapped a whopping 150 pound fine, (that’s roughly $240 American dollars), on a local farmer for failing to meet the “psychological needs” of his cows. No, this isn’t a joke. It really happened. To top it all off they ordered the poor man to trim the bushes and wash the windows so the cows would have better light. The farmer who has provided a clean barn, water, and food for his livestock for the last thirty plus years was stunned by this bizarre legal action issued under the guise of animal welfare; as I’m sure most rational thinking people are who hear about it. Granted, he doesn’t have electrical lighting in the barn, but then he doesn’t have electricity in his house either! I just don’t know how our ancestors survived before the invention of electricity. I guess it’s a good thing there wasn’t someone around back then to tell them how hard they and their “critters” had it, otherwise a goodly portion of them just might not have made it into the 20st century.