This new film iAnimal – The Dairy Industry in 360ºnarrated by Evanna Lynch, who starred as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, shows unimaginable suffering of cows and their calves on dairy farms, where a cycle of cruelty affects entire families.
Warning: Contains graphic content which some people will find upsetting.
The latest virtual reality film by Animal Equality, is already helping expose the secretive dairy industry for what it is – a vicious cycle of cruelty.
“Evanna Lynch’s character in Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, was praised for speaking uncomfortable truths when no one else would, and Evanna is no different.
In our new film, she guides you on a journey few will ever see in person.
iAnimal puts you inside the same tiny hutches that calves are trapped in for weeks or months at a time.
And, through the lens of the iAnimal headset, you stand helpless as a cow – who has spent years being exploited for her milk – faces a terrifying death in the slaughterhouse.
Though the reality these sensitive animals face is disturbing, it is crucial that people learn the story behind every glass of milk. And thanks to compassionate people like you and Evanna who help support iAnimal, we are changing – and saving thousands of lives every month!
Last month alone we reached more than 3,000 people in the UK through iAnimal stands at Glastonbury Festival, Birmingham Wildlife Festival, Natural Exhibition Glasgow and Compassionate Living in Exeter. Each and every one of them vowed to change their diet after witnessing the reality that the meat industry tries so hard to hide.”
The dairy industry is brutal and unnecessary. Cows milk is not a natural diet for human beings. Furthermore no animal drinks milk after weening and no animal drinks the milk of another species.
The use of milk in so many products is so widespread it occurs even in the most unlikely of food such as in some types of crisps. Yet we can manage without it and in fact be better in health – did you know that rather than be an ideal supplement for calcium it actually increases calcium loss from the bones and increases fracture risk.
Here is what milk does to your health:
7 Reasons Milk Is Bad For You
For the sake of cows and your health change to a plant based diet Go Vegan
I have been vegan now for about six years after being vegetarian for about eighteen and with few exceptions there is virtually nothing that cannot to adapted to a vegan diet by using plant based milk.
You can replace milk by using the many plant based milk products available such as those in the picture below.
You can drink them just like cow’s milk, pour on your breakfast cereals and into your coffee. You can use in baking just the same way as cow’s milk.
Here is some advice from One green Planet
Which Milk for What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide for All Your Cooking and Baking Needs:
A Vegan’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milks
Also the vegan society
Animal Equality website
iAnimal at Glastonbury 2017