Yesterday we showed you a video of dairy farm workers punching, hitting, clubbing, and kicking young calves in the face. Many of you are really pissed—understandably—at the men in the videos, and we wanted to let you know that yesterday, police in Ohio arrested who they believe to be one of the men, and he’s been charged with 12 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
Yep—misdemeanor, even after the video showed a man believed to be him sadistically and violently beating animals for no reason. Obviously, any punishment is great, but it’s important to note that there is NO federal law to protect these cows from what happened to them.
Cows, pigs, chickens and other animals suffering on factory farms are being used up and killed for profit, and even when neglected, beaten and abused, little is done to seek justice. That’s where YOU come in.
Getting angry won’t do much for animals—if you buy dairy products, animals need you to take personal responsibility for supporting an industry that thinks that mutilating, abusing and torturing animals is OK. If people didn’t drink milk (a product that is unhealthy and unnatural to consume) these abuses wouldn’t happen.
Every dollar spent on dairy products funds cruelty to animals. If you want to stick up for animals on factory farms—GO VEGAN. It’s the only way.
After watching all the videos and reading all the articles, I have decided to be vegan, and I will soon work my way to being vegitarian. Looking at meat, now that I have been educated by Peta, has me disgusted at the thought of eating a burger.
I couldn’t watch this for more than thirty seconds. It hurts my heart. I’ve been a vegetarian for about nine months now, and I hope that one day I’ll be able to make the transition to vegan (just really hard to do now as a college student with limited food choices in the dining hall). This needs to stop. I don’t know how people can do anything this cruel.
Normally, I am a very kind, nice, and caring person, but these videos make me want to do the same thing to those men as they do to those cows. I mean, this is just sick! Have they no shame? What do these people tell there wives and kids that they do for a living? “Oh, honey, did I mention I abuse and slaughter cows for a living?” I doubt it. What has the world come to?
Seriously, this is not right. People like him and his other immature friends should be put in jail for more than what they deserve. It’s already sad enough for the animals to die for someone to eat, let alone, to be tortured and played with for someones own crisis sake. This needs to stop. I’m a vegetarian for about 4 years, and i’m inspired to become vegan everytime i find out something like this. People have no intention to do something this cruel to animals who do not deserve it.
Oh My Gosh! That’s terrible! I’ve been vegetarian for almost two months, eventually I’ll go Vegen. Every time I see these type of videos, I want to become vegen sooner. There should be laws against treating animals that way!
Every penny spent on animal products pays the salaries of people like this guy. I can’t believe that the world isn’t vegan.
They have this idea that the “food” at the end of the fork isn’t a pig, it’s bacon. Milk isn’t from a tortured cow, it’s from Bessie on the family farm. People just have delusions about what they call food.
This is no excuse not to be vegan. I do believe that when there is more awareness, and as the number of vegans increases this will happen, then there will be more vegans. We’ll multiply. It won’t happen soon enough for some animals, but it will happen soon enough to phase out the animal industries for good.