Stop Sargento Suppliers From Dehorning Cows

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Nearly all cows used for milk are born with tissue that will develop into horns, but you rarely see cows with horns on dairy farms.

That’s because most farmers remove the sensitive horn tissue or the horns themselves from the cows’ skulls using searing-hot irons, burning chemicals, blades, or hand saws.

The solution: Farmers can breed for naturally hornless, or polled, cows. A single gene determines whether or not a cow will have horns, and this approach has proved effective in widely stopping cruel dehorning in the beef industry.

PETA has shared this information with Sargento, which states in its Code of Business & Personal Ethics that it “will be moral” and “will be respectful,” but the company has refused to act to stop this horrific suffering in its supply chain.

Speak up! Write to Sargento and politely urge the company to require its suppliers to end the practice of dehorning.

Please send polite comments to: 

Barbara Gannon
Corporate Communications and Government Relations

Louie Gentine
President and Chief Customer Officer

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  • Profile photo of nicolexward

    734 days ago

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    this truly should be illegal.

  • Profile photo of vegetarian

    748 days ago

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    That is cruel! Your right How can this be legal?!

  • Profile photo of veganjulia93

    750 days ago

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    This makes me sick to my stomach, I can’t believe this is legal

  • Profile photo of naturegirl

    753 days ago

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    I sent this:
    Dear Louie Gentine,

    I was upset to hear that your company still allows its suppliers to dehorn its cows. As you know, dehorning is a cruel, unnecessary act which causes pain to the cows. I was especially surprised as your code of business & personal ethics states that your company “will be moral” and “will be respectful”.
    I therfore request you to urge your suppliers to breed for naturally hornless, or polled, cows, and for you to require your suppliers to end the cruel act of dehorning.

    Thank you for your time,

    (Please feel free to use this!)

  • Profile photo of fishfreindly107

    755 days ago

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    That is sick! This should stop emeditally! What did the horns ever do to you.

  • 755 days ago

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    Dehorning is just cruel and it must stop!