Got Milk? We sure hope not.
As activist Erin Janus blatantly points out in the video above, most people would not support the dairy industry if they knew how the beverage is produced.
From dairy cows being raped and impregnated over and over to the horrifying reality of the veal business, it's clear to anyone with their eyes open that something is wrong with the industry.
Dairy cows are kept almost continually pregnant in order to maximize their production of milk. Calves are separated from their mothers within 12 – 24 hours of birth and most are trucked to slaughter from just 5 days old. Around 700,000 'bobby calves' (mostly males) are killed every year as waste products of the dairy industry. These young, vulnerable animals can legally be deprived of food for up to 30 hours during this journey to slaughter.
Mother cows are milked twice a day and the use of machine pumps can contribute to painful mastitis. Before long, she is artificially impregnated again, carrying another calf to term, only for the same cruel cycle to be repeated.
Cows can expect to live up to 20 years. Dairy cows used in the milk industry though are regarded as 'spent' after just 6 or 7 years and are sent to slaughter – their years of pain and sacrifice not sparing them this premature end.