Jessica Boman
Jessica Boman

My grandparents had a dairy farm...calves are NOT killed. That would be a cruel waste of life and no profit to the farm. Calves are still fed milk from their mothers, but in limited quantity, and supplemented with other feed and grain. I'm an animal lover but still a meat eater. If we were all vegans there would be far to many suffering animals on this planet. We all need to be responsible but be realistic. People need to eat and animals will be raised for slaughter. It's only cruel...

My grandparents had a dairy farm...calves are NOT killed. That would be a cruel waste of life and no profit to the farm. Calves are still fed milk from their mothers, but in limited quantity, and supplemented with other feed and grain. I'm an animal lover but still a meat eater. If we were all vegans there would be far to many suffering animals on this planet. We all need to be responsible but be realistic. People need to eat and animals will be raised for slaughter. It's only cruel if they suffer. There are a lot of very happy dairy cows out there and not all suffer a short horrible life. I can't stand it when people start preaching about stuff they have never seen first hand.

Meagan Scotto
Meagan Scotto
  • Jessica Boman

Well said Jessica, my grandparents and uncles also have a dairy farm and it sounds much the same as your grandparents, I loved going there and so do my 4 children, it one of,the most wonderful places to be able to visit.

Linda Bruss
Linda Bruss
  • Jessica Boman

The calves are not usually killed outright, BUT they are slowly killed while living on 3 foot chains or in confinement pens so as to not build muscle. Then they are put onto a truck and taken on their little muscle less legs to get a bolt shot into their brains to "render them unconscious" hung up by one back leg, their throats are slit and the bleed to death. And that my friends is the cold hard truth of produce animals....

Animalabuse War
Animalabuse War
  • Jessica Boman

thats an ignorant comment.calves do get taken from mothers and enslaved to produce milk or murdered as meat. If people stopped eating meat they would stop breeding animals and there wouldn't be so many as there would be no demand for them.As far as wild animals like deer, there's only too many because humans take more and more of their land to build on,forcing many into less space, making it appear as too many.they were fine and nature took care of the population naturally before we...

thats an ignorant comment.calves do get taken from mothers and enslaved to produce milk or murdered as meat. If people stopped eating meat they would stop breeding animals and there wouldn't be so many as there would be no demand for them.As far as wild animals like deer, there's only too many because humans take more and more of their land to build on,forcing many into less space, making it appear as too many.they were fine and nature took care of the population naturally before we intervened.google mercy for animals. Watch the videos.videos don't lie. Also google e6 cattle ranch. then tell me calves are not killed. inform yourself before posting.

Jessica Boman
Jessica Boman
  • Jessica Boman

I agree that people cause the problems but anyone that believe there aren't problems with over population in the wild must live in a city and my comment was that not ALL farming is cruel. You know how nature takes care of over population? The animals are either eaten by other animals (or "murdered" as you like to put it) or if there are not enough natural predators to cut back the herds then they will starve. There is a lot more to it than simply not eating meat. Sit in your city homes,...

I agree that people cause the problems but anyone that believe there aren't problems with over population in the wild must live in a city and my comment was that not ALL farming is cruel. You know how nature takes care of over population? The animals are either eaten by other animals (or "murdered" as you like to put it) or if there are not enough natural predators to cut back the herds then they will starve. There is a lot more to it than simply not eating meat. Sit in your city homes, read all the sad stories online and cry for the poor animals but unless you live with them or next to them (in the wild) you will not understand.

Elisa Alemanno
Elisa Alemanno
  • Jessica Boman

Actually, we should reduce the current dairy/beef and meat industry to the small farms there were in the past, making sure that the new-born animals stay with their mother, wating 25 years before eating a cow and letting the chickens running free in grass. Would it be possible?

Kelly Rizzo
Kelly Rizzo
  • Jessica Boman

if other milks are the answer then I'm screwed. I'm highly allergic to soy and rice milk and almond milk disagreed with my stomach. Not ALL calves are destined to a life of cruelty and people getting preachy with a holier than thou attitude just piss people off. get knowledge out there and get regulations regarding the treatment and environment to be better for the animals, don't condemn people for enjoying certain foods. The calves that are fed fatty diets and kept weak with underdeveloped...

if other milks are the answer then I'm screwed. I'm highly allergic to soy and rice milk and almond milk disagreed with my stomach. Not ALL calves are destined to a life of cruelty and people getting preachy with a holier than thou attitude just piss people off. get knowledge out there and get regulations regarding the treatment and environment to be better for the animals, don't condemn people for enjoying certain foods. The calves that are fed fatty diets and kept weak with underdeveloped muscles are raised to be veal and I find THAT disgusting and wrong but I'm SICK AND TIRED of vegans making everyone else out to be some heartless monsters. Sorry vegans but when you try to force your lifestyle on me and guilt me out of eating dairy it makes me want a cheeseburger and a tall glass of ice cold milk just to annoy you the way you annoy me. not everyone is going to conform to your "right way" of life so deal with it. last I checked no one was forcing a burger down your throat

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

A brutal heartless merciless inhumane industry where only money matters at the suffering of cows and calves! Humans really need to stop and take notice of exactly how our consumption on milk in this case is detriment and cruel to the cows and calves and alter our consumption. Many alternative to dairy such as rice milk, almond, and many others are healthier and provides all the nutrients of cows milk. So why won't we show some compassion and humanity to the suffering cows and calves and...

A brutal heartless merciless inhumane industry where only money matters at the suffering of cows and calves! Humans really need to stop and take notice of exactly how our consumption on milk in this case is detriment and cruel to the cows and calves and alter our consumption. Many alternative to dairy such as rice milk, almond, and many others are healthier and provides all the nutrients of cows milk. So why won't we show some compassion and humanity to the suffering cows and calves and choose alternatives. The power is in our hands. Cows and their calves deserve better than the sickening atrocious lives they endure for us. So have a conscience for them.

Judith Columbo
Judith Columbo

I don't drink milk but I eat cheese, eggs and meat. I am really thinking of going vegan because of factory farming and my health. I don't believe that it's good to eat things that are tortured throughout their lives, Morally it is so wrong but health wise it is just not a good idea. They release all kinds of bio chemicals in response to pain, stress and fear. Not to mention, the filth that they live in and how and what they are fed.

Debbie Basha
Debbie Basha

For decades the dairy/veal industry has had the power. Lies, deceit, cruelty beyond imagination fuel this program. How anyone, once being made aware of the fact that Mothers and babies are torn apart with no regard, no mercy, can still continue to consume products born of grief, boggles my mind. Cows have the same emotions we do. Think with the heart of a parent. Dairy products are unhealthy, filled with chemicals, hormones, and other additives. But, the worst additive humans add to their...

For decades the dairy/veal industry has had the power. Lies, deceit, cruelty beyond imagination fuel this program. How anyone, once being made aware of the fact that Mothers and babies are torn apart with no regard, no mercy, can still continue to consume products born of grief, boggles my mind. Cows have the same emotions we do. Think with the heart of a parent. Dairy products are unhealthy, filled with chemicals, hormones, and other additives. But, the worst additive humans add to their bodies from consumption is sadness, hopelessness, heartache...all of the negative vibrations these beautiful, intelligent, loving animals put out as they suffer beyond words.

Esther Fetterhoff
Esther Fetterhoff

The industry does not have to be so cruel. Young animals do not have to be killed for the rich to eat. Separating a mother and child soon after it is born and at anytime is tragic for both. I will definitely end drinking milk or not buy so much in dairy products. It seems you have to stop buying the product before any action is taken or before the industry understands there are morals and ethics in life to be considered.

Chrisitna Pafitis
Chrisitna Pafitis

why do humas take from one side and be cruel to the other side why dont we repect the animal for doing its purpose

Jason Mcdowell
Jason Mcdowell

I think that all of you need to have your heads checked.... As a dairy producer we do not put them on a 3foot chain so that they loose muscle. This is asinine. Just like most of these comments. These babies are the most important animals on a dairy farm. I love how you all take things out of context. But don't understand cows or dairies work. So sad. These babies will be the prize of the farm and the top milkers due to the vitamins and milk they get from their Mama's. No they don't...

I think that all of you need to have your heads checked.... As a dairy producer we do not put them on a 3foot chain so that they loose muscle. This is asinine. Just like most of these comments. These babies are the most important animals on a dairy farm. I love how you all take things out of context. But don't understand cows or dairies work. So sad. These babies will be the prize of the farm and the top milkers due to the vitamins and milk they get from their Mama's. No they don't drink from a tit. They get the colostrum which is milked out of all four tits so that mastitis does not occur. For most of you, you would not understand that all cows don't have maternal instincs and there are cows if a calf is left on that die because they are not allowed to suck. So enough. Why don't you all pick up a cause that is needed. Where little girls as old as 14 and younger are charged with adultery when they are raped by men and whipped to death. This is just infuriating!

Joseph Jewell
Joseph Jewell

They need to let people know this, if I would have known this I would have changed years ago. Now who knows if I've caused the death and cruelty of a poor innocent cow. But who would have thought, I always thought cows naturally gave milk and had to be "milked" or it was bad for them. What the hell man, & you always see commercials were the cows are treated so good, never the horrid side.

Kristina J Hansford
Kristina J Hansford

I'm lactose intolerant so I can't have dairy at all, in Asia they do not use cows milk for anything really..it's my understanding humans aren't really meant to drink cows milk or consume large portions of dairy. The way that dairy farmers are treated none the less is shit. Even if I wasn't lactose intolerant I still wouldn't eat dairy.

Jason Mcdowell
Jason Mcdowell
  • Kristina J Hansford

my wife is from china and the drink milk and actually have the largest dairies in the world there and are also one of the largest importers of milk

Suzanne Hookings
Suzanne Hookings

I agree with you Etian, surely there is a way of getting milk from cows without this terrible treatment of not only the cows but their poor little calves, not even getting a first drink of colostrum!

Jessica Boman
Jessica Boman
  • Suzanne Hookings

Of course the calves get to drink from mom, because they would die without the colostrum. People shouldn't believe everything they read, see or hear. The video doesn't show the calf being taken right from the womb. It's not a wobbly new born baby. I can't believe this video is getting this much response. If that mother cow didn't trust the farmer she could have easily killed him. That tells me she is a well cared for and well treated animal.

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