Is it not a human mother’s worst nightmare to be separated from her newborn?
Did we not panic as a nation when we realized families were being separated at the border?
In the dairy industry, dairy cows have their newborns stolen from them so we can then steal the milk produced for that baby.
Griffin and I have lived on two separate cattle farms now, each in a different part of the country, and it’s all the same. The mothers scream and plead in agony for days when their babies are taken from them, never to be reunited. It’s a completely unbearable thing to hear from the comfort of our home where we were once supporting this lack of compassion. It definitely helped us realize we didn’t want to be the reason they mourn.
But let’s rewind a little… if it’s not bad enough already… dairy cows are forcefully impregnated in the first place. They endured a human violating their most intimate privacy. Making them pregnant until their bodies can’t physically take it anymore. We quite literally take everything from them. We pretend to be “humane” while playing God, giving life to creatures just to exploit them until we take the life back.
[Note: This is for the purpose of mass producing milk that was not made for us and will never be healthy for us to consume.]
What happens to that mother cow? She’s put through this non-stop agony for the span of her entire life until she’s physically exhausted and sent to slaughter. Don’t be fooled by any farmer who tells you their dairy cows are living their best lives. It’s impossible. If the cows are making it look painless it’s because they have no choice but to endure it.
The babies? The females endure their mother’s same fate, and the bulls are sent straight to slaughter. These creatures that can live for 20 years, being born just to be killed again.
(P.s. there’s no humane way to end a life that desperately, instinctively wants to live. THERE IS NO WAY.)
It is your responsibility as a meat and/or dairy consumer to seek the truth behind your food’s origin. See for yourself what “free-range” actually looks like. Take a look at a vegan activists visit to a dairy farm. Understand that you’re being trained to disassociate with the reality that is the dairy industry. Why is this happening? Follow the money.
Dairy is hurting you.
Dairy is hurting them.
Dairy is hurting the EARTH.
Imagine a human woman being forcefully impregnated and having her baby stolen from her at birth. On top of that, imagine this happening to her continually until she finally can’t take it anymore and is sent to be killed.
Every dairy cow ends up at slaughter.
We don’t have to condone to this. We are so privileged to have so many other options! Delicious, harmless, plant-based options.
You have so much power and influence. Use it wisely.