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When he heard that workers burn away calves’ horn tissue with hot irons or caustic chemicals, gouge their horns out with sharp metal scoops, or chop off developed horns with guillotines and hand saws, the Gos took his concerns straight to the top.
Ryan penned a letter to Jerry Kozak, the president of the National Milk Producers Federation, urging him to require farmers to phase out dehorning by breeding for naturally hornless cattle.
There is absolutely no reason—and no excuse—for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning.
The painful methods used to remove calves’ sensitive horn tissue are horrifying. Young calves have been documented struggling frantically and collapsing from fear. As if that’s not heartbreaking enough, dehorning is completely unnecessary!
As Ryan outlines in his letter, a “simple and humane alternative” is waiting to be put into action.
“As you know, there is a simple and humane alternative: breeding for polled cows. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and third-party animal welfare auditing groups recognize the benefits of polled genetics for the dairy industry, so there is absolutely no reason—and no excuse—for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue. Please do the right thing and take action today.”
What You Can Do To Help
- Share Ryan’s letter on Facebook and Twitter.
- E-mail these heartbreaking photos to your friends.
- Learn more about alternatives to dairy products.
We ♥ Ryan Gosling for standing up for animals, and we ♥ peta2 supporters just like YOU for using your voice to put an end to animal abuse!