Who's in Your Glass?

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Posted May 19, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

Milk companies use their commercials and advertisements to convince you that cows need to be milked, that they all live on nice farms, are cared for by their farmers, and are “happy.” The dairy industry doesn’t want you to know that cows don’t just give milk, that they only do it when they’re pregnant—for their babies, or that they sometimes live in pens or lots standing in their own waste and urine for their entire lives before being ground up for a burger.

Dairy companies don’t want you to realize that in every single glass of milk, there’s a little veal. Or that cows on dairy factory farms often get abused, or ill from infection, and die of sickness and neglect. But they do. Today, meet some of the faces behind the dairy industry.

These photos were taken at a college agriculture facility in Maryland. Some of these female calves were only 7 days old. They were kept in pens so small that they could never run or play.

Cows on factory farms are definitely not “happy.” These photos below are of cows from a PETA undercover investigation into a Land O’Lakes dairy farm in Pennsylvania, last year.

  

These animals can’t speak out or fight back. When they’re shocked, kicked, and prodded into the slaughter line to die one by one, they have no voice. Use yours—go vegan.

Stay loud!
-Rachel
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  • 1182 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am really wordsless……

  • 1184 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We’re about the only species that continues to consume milk after infancy, we should even have a dairy industry. That said, humans get what humans want. I have worked with bovine veterinarians on dairy farms and seen cows kept in conditions we would never subject our pets to, let alone each other. No other way to see it: It’s wrong how most farm animals are kept and raised.

  • 1811 days ago

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    why do we think we can have the power over animals? we are not the intelligent species, we do not live by our means, animals are not ours to conquer!
    I’m so glad there are fantastic people working to bring this shame to the forefront.
    One day the world will be a big happy free roam space for all!

  • 1811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think its wrong what these people do to animals. Animals do nothing to harm you. What if i threw your ass into a little cage.. bet you wouldn’t like that!

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