Dairy Industry a Threat to Cows

Posted on June 1, 2017 by


Of the nine million dairy cows in the dairy industry, three million are slaughtered at less than half of their natural lifespan. The startling truth about the dairy industry may come as a surprise to many.

To make cows produce more milk than they would naturally, they are forcibly impregnated constantly. Once the female cow gives birth, her calves are taken away from her within a day.

The fate of the calves are dependant on what gender they are. If the cow was born a female, she will suffer the same fate as her mother. If the calf was born a male, he is cramped in a small concrete room. The male calf is denied essential nutrients and likely will develop pneumonia, anemia, and diarrhea. The calf is then killed

for veal.

Cows are also subjected to senseless beating with objects, being power hosed, denial of nutrition they need, and many other forms of torture.

Cows are denied space for moving, time in between impregnation, use as an object until the cow is either killed or dies from exhaustion, and many more terrifying horrors that the dairy industry subjects over nine million cows to face.

“Trapped in a cycle of forced impregnation, perpetual lactation and near constant confinement, most dairy cows’ overworked bodies begin producing less milk at around 4 to 5 years of age, at which point they are slaughtered.” Free From Harm wrote in its article, “10 Dairy Facts The Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know.”

Some dairy cows spend most of their lives standing on a feces-covered concrete floor. Others are packed onto filthy lots.

A North Carolina dairy closed its doors following revelations from a whistleblower that the cows were forced to eat, walk, and sleep in knee-deep waste,” People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals reported.

Large dairy farms have a detrimental effect on the environment. They are the leading cause of smog-forming pollutants in California. Agricultural runoff is the main cause of polluted waterways.

Over 1.65  billion tons of manure each year end up in waterways and drinking water from large dairy industries.

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