From a “mother’s” perspective …. Mass milk production!!


~~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~

https://twitter.com/WendyMorgan

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.humanemyth.org/happycows.htm

http://woodstocksanctuary.org/learn-3/your-health/milk-myths/

http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/dairy.htm

We ALL are ONE!! 

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~WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SENSITIVE SOULS~Border1

~~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…

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If you care …. 

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7 thoughts on “From a “mother’s” perspective …. Mass milk production!!

  1. I don’t eat a great deal of dairy simply out of preference, don’t like it. The cruelty is well known. We have to get to the point though where we begin to have the dialog about how we feed the massive population of the world. The answers are difficult. The response has been what we see in corporate agriculture combines, with hormones, with chemicals, with cruelty.

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    • The answers are indeed difficult. I don’t even know where any productive conversation could begin … The population is massive & will keep growing, the animals will continue to pay the price. Sadly …

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  2. Thank you for making people aware of the reality of raising dairy cows. I have a small dairy with Guernseys. I abhor how cows are treated in typical dairy farms for all reasons you mentioned (including organic farms that remove the calves from their mothers a few days after birth and keep the cows constantly reproducing). However, it IS possible to raise dairy cows humanely if you view them as sentient beings rather than money-making beings. We keep mothers and offspring together for at least year (sometimes forever) and we communicate with them when it’s time for the yearling to go to another farm so it’s not a shock to them; we do not castrate or slaughter the offspring–we sell them to other farms that will do the same; we give them a long period of several months without being milked or being pregnant; they have free range to pastures and a clean stall to use when they wish; we do not dehorn; we supplement their diet with herbs, kelp, high quality salts and minerals; typical illnesses, including mastitis, are nonexistent in our herd; we milk by hand in a peaceful environment; we breed with bulls, but on the rare occasion that we have had to use A.I. the procedure was very gentle and the cow stood completely calmly in her milking stanchion the entire time (less than one minute). The point is, dairy does not HAVE to be inhumane, and that makes how cows are treated even more heartbreaking. Look in your area for a small dairy (look for raw milk, organic, CSA, Guernsey, Jersey, etc.) and you might find one like ours that you can feel good about supporting.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and leaving this comment. It’s highly appreciated!! Tells me that I’m going in the right direction. I believe that you are too, I thank you for that. Peace ….

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