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New Investigation Reveals Widespread Cruelty at Dairy Farm

Published on March 28, 2012 by   ·   13 Comments Pin It
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A new undercover investigation at Upstate New York-based Adirondack Farms – supplier to the producers of Cabot cheese – reveals horrific cruelty to cows, including calves’ horn buds being burned off without painkillers, cows being electro-shocked in the face, mother cows with bloody vaginal prolapses languishing in pain for months without veterinary care, and cows being manually inseminated by workers. The institutionalized cruelty at this farm is consistent with the mistreatment of cows rampant throughout the dairy industry.

In 2009, a Mercy For Animals investigation at Willet Dairy Farm – the largest dairy farm in New York State – exposed equally horrific conditions, including:

  • “Downed” cows too sick or injured to stand up
  • Calves having their tails cut off without painkillers
  • Cows living in overcrowded sheds on manure-coated concrete flooring
  • Newborn calves being forcibly dragged from their mothers by their legs

Sadly, the inhumane conditions uncovered at New York dairy farms are not isolated. There are no federal laws providing protection to animals on factory farms, and investigations such as these hold companies accountable and expose how out of step factory farming practices are with most consumers’ basic values.  Every time we eat, we can help put an end to the mistreatment of animals on factory farms by choosing vegan and getting involved with beautiful organizations like Mercy For Animals who fight daily for the voiceless.

via Nathan Runkle

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Readers Comments (13)

  1. Sonia says:

    This is horrific! Although I didn’t watch the video, as I tend to get emotional, just reading this article is so upsetting. I don’t understand how people can know this and continue to support these practices by eating their products.

  2. Sheila Chaffins says:

    This is horrifying! I hesitate to watch the video. I have watched some of the video’s on PETA and they will haunt me forever. Gosh, what is wrong with these people. How can they do these things to helpless animals. Cold hearted monsters.

  3. RawGuru says:

    Go Vegan! Seriously. Please go Vegan…..; )

  4. Sarah says:

    After I learned that 99% of meat, dairy, and eggs comes from factory farms with these cruel practices and that no federal laws protect animals while they are being raised for food, I decided I no longer wanted my money supporting factory farms and animal cruelty. First, I went vegetarian, and second, I went vegan. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Check out Mercy For Animals, and read the book Farm Sanctuary!

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