~~May 20, 2014~~
By no means am I am saying to stop eating meat and dairy products. I must confess that I am not. I have always said that if I had to ever kill an animal, I would definitely be a vegetarian. I found the soundcloud link included below and have been trying to find the information and photos to go along this post.
This has been so heart wrenching for me.
The more I read, the more I’m thinking I’m going that way …. no more meat products. However, if it goes that way, it will take time and much more research into the way that man has created these means to continue the production of animals products for human consumption.
The saying goes: “out of sight, out of mind”.
Now I know better.
In order to maintain uninterrupted milk production, cows are forced year after year to go through an endless cycle of pregnancy and birth, only to have their calves immediately taken from them. Cows and calves cry out for each other as they are separated.
All forms of dairy farming involve forcibly impregnating cows. This involves a person inserting his arm far into the cow’s rectum in order to position the uterus, and then forcing an instrument into her vagina. The restraining apparatus used is commonly called a “rape rack.”
Half of all calves born are male. Of no use in milk production, they are sent to veal-producing operations or directly to auctions where they are sold and slaughtered when they are just a few days old. Male calves used for veal production suffer a crude castration process and are killed after 4 months spent in small crates or pens.
After just 4 to 6 years, dairy cows are “spent” from being forced to continuously produce milk. Often weak and ill, they endure transport to auction and slaughter, both of which are traumatic for these gentle animals. If allowed to exist free of exploitation and slaughter, cows can live 25 years or more.
Wendy Morgan has written an audio play about the lives of a dairy cow and her calf. The narrative powerfully captures the heartbreaking truth.
Please take the time to listen.
~~Link for the audio play~~
~~Other links for Wendy Morgan~
We ALL are ONE!!
~~Emily Deschanel Reveals Shocking Dairy Farm Cruelty~~
~~Published on May 6, 2013~~
Emily Deschanel has the joy of raising her son every day, but mother cows on dairy farms have their calves torn away from them just hours after they’re born. Removing dairy products from your diet helps cows and keeps you and your family healthier.
Find out how to cut dairy products out of your diet:https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy…
If you care ….