A Mother’s Love and The Reality of The Dairy Industry

“The very saddest sound in all my memory was burned into my awareness at age five on my uncle’s dairy farm in Wisconsin. A cow had given birth to a beautiful male calf…On the second day after birth, my uncle took the calf from the mother and placed him in the veal pen in the barn—only ten yards away, in plain view of his mother. The mother cow could see her infant, smell him, hear him, but could not touch him, comfort him, or nurse him. The heartrending bellows that she poured forth—minute after minute, hour after hour, for five long days—were excruciating to listen to. They are the most poignant and painful auditory memories I carry in my brain.”
Michael Klaper, M.D.

I would like to share with you the following video that clearly shows the love of a mother for her baby and her distress when an attempt is made by the farmer to forcibly take away her calf.

The reaction of mother cow when farmer tries to steal her precious baby

Published on Apr 24, 2015

“Cows produce milk for the same reason that humans do—to nourish their young—but calves born on dairy farms are taken from their mothers when they are just one day old and fed milk replacers so that humans can have the milk instead.

In order to keep a steady supply of milk, the cows are repeatedly impregnated. Several times a day, dairy cows are hooked by their udders to electronic milking machines that can cause the cows to suffer electrical shocks, painful lesions, and mastitis.”

Read More:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzU7TVtbHc

Such cruelty is the price you pay for milk, a food you have not needed since you were weaned, a food that is in any case meant for another species. Human milk for humans; cows milk for cows. No other species drinks the milk of another species. No other animal drinks milk after weaning. A cow is made pregnant over and over, again and again to produce milk for humans. Her baby is taken away on the day he or she is born so humans can consume milk. As you can see from the video, cows love and want to care for their young just like human mothers.

The shocking Reality of Dairy Farming

“Cruel separation of mothers and calves

Like all mammals, cows only produce milk to feed their young. Humans are able to consume all the milk and dairy they want (but don’t need) only by keeping cows pregnant and lactating, then taking away the calves for whom the milk is intended. And while it’s common knowledge that humans have no nutritional need for breast milk after infancy, we rarely question the bizarre practice of consuming, into adulthood, the specialized breast milk from mothers of other species—milk that these mothers produce for their own babies, babies we force them to become pregnant with, then cruelly tear from them at birth, so we can drink the devastated mother’s milk. The dairy industry is based on the systematic sabotage of mothering.

Please read more of this very informative article:
http://woodstocksanctuary.org/learn-3/factory-farmed-animals/cows-for-dairy/

Such appalling abuse takes place worldwide

In the above article please be sure to read the link to the following:

Veganism Is For Mothers
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4391&catId=7
A poignant extraction from which follows

“If you’ve ever been around infants, you know that they come with a lot of down time. And it was during one of those quiet spells, with my nursling happily dozing in my arms that I stumbled upon an undercover video taken from inside a dairy operation. It had been such a long time since I’d watched anything like that, and maybe because I was sleep deprived and not thinking clearly, I figured that I was due for a refresher.

I was witness to all manner of sickening reality unfolding over the next few minutes. The filth and the feces, the torture at the milk machines, the beatings and blood, and eventually, the slaughter line. But what I remember most is something that still haunts me: A beautiful heifer, a brand new mother still slick with sweat from her labor, was screaming as she paced and bucked and fought for the calf that two men were dragging away from her. I remember feeling the weight of her agony crashing over me. My chest clenched tight, and I looked down at my own sweet baby snuggled against me. And I wept for her.”

The shocking reality of life for dairy cows

The price of milk, cheese (dairy) and veal – separation of a cow and her calf (English)

Link to the video on You tube and accompanying information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYJPbrxdn8w

A Calf and a Half’ — Cadbury Milk Investigation — Reality Behind the Ads

Link to the video on You tube and accompanying information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaYRWRq-whs – the link in the video does not work you can access this information in the first link below.

Take Action

The most immediate action you can take and one which you can do every single day of your life is to stop consuming dairy products and adopt a Vegan diet and way of life.

Links to help you go Vegan

How to be dairy-free:
http://www.whitelies.org.uk/health-nutrition/how-be-dairy-free

How to Go Vegan
http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan/

Free Vegan Starter Kit
http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=23376 – Canada, Indian USA, UK, Germany, Ireland.

Go vegan in 30 days with the 30 Day Vegan Pledge
https://www.vegansociety.com/try-vegan/take-vegan-pledge?gclid=CIWvz_uXk8UCFajHtAodfToAaw

 

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