The Dairy Industry’s ‚Dark Secret‘ – The Killing of Pregnant Cows
WARNING GRAPHIC!Despite the myth of contentment, a dairy cow is the hardest worked of all farmed animals. She nurtures a growing baby inside her while simultaneously producing milk – up to 120 pints a day. To keep the flow going, she is forcibly impregnated every year and her babies are taken away a day or two after birth — year, after year. Professor John Webster describes the removal of the calf
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as the ‚most potentially distressing incident in the life of the dairy cow‘.
„The dairy cow is exposed to more abnormal physiological demands than any other farm animal. She is the supreme example of an overworked mother.“
Professor John Webster, Bristol University’s Veterinary Science Department