GRAPHIC: The Lives of Some Cows in California
A few years ago while interning at Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres, my roommate and I decided to take a trip with the sanctuary’s manager to see the truth behind the dairy industry. Chino, California, was the destination.
When we arrived in Chino, the smell in the air was very strong. It was the smell of dairy farms.
While checking out the area, we found two dead calves on the side of the road. This is not an uncommon sight at dairy farms. The dairy industry is so hungry for money that it often won’t allow calves to have their mother’s milk.
Calves are commonly taken away from their mothers within two days of their birth. Because of this, many calves suffer from poor nutrition and the emotional separation. These two newborn calves had been hog-tied with ropes and were covered with flies.
No animal deserves to be neglected, abused, and exploited. It may be too late for these babies, but lots of others need your help! Pledge to save babies by ditching dairy products, and educate yourself on the many delicious, cruelty-free nondairy options available.