There are thousands of farmers that spend countless hours providing quality care for the animals they are raising. It can be a very stressful way of life often putting the animals needs before our own. It is sad when a someone doesn't care for their animals properly but even worse when activists groups use it to promote a lifestyle they have embraced and feel that all others should do the same.
Here are some links to blogs of people that care for animals for a living:
Heather Koehler talks about the difference between pets and livestock
Around the Farm Blog
Ray Prock discuss these issues and also has compiled a list of other farmers doing the same
Emily Zweber shows how they care for the calves on their farm in a video
Zweber Family Farm