Cows can keep their tails

October 13, 2009 4:07:49 AM PDT
If contented cows produce better milk, than California's dairy industry may be in for a boost.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill banning tail docking. That's when a cow's tail is cut off to keep it from slinging manure. The practice was done on less than 15 percent of California's 1.5 million dairy cows, but they apparently have a pretty good lobby.

The tail docking bill is one that Schwarzenegger ridiculed as a waste of legislators' time as the battle raged over balancing the state's budget.