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....

Pattianne Pascual
Pattianne Pascual
  • 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.

Vikas Singh
Vikas Singh

Here In INDIA .. We first let the calves drink and then milk the cow This bit from Rajiv Dixit’s Hoshangabad lecture settles the dispute over the debate on whether people drinking cow’s or other animal’s milk deprives its progeny from its food. Dairy animals like cow and buffallo actually produce 5 to 6 times more milk daily than what its progeny needs.

Sandeep Mehta
Sandeep Mehta
  • Vikas Singh

Vikas Kumar Singh, this is not the entire truth. Firstly, this was the case in ancient times when calves or baby cows were allowed to drink first but not so now necessarily. This might be the practice still somewhere but this cannot be generalised for each & every dairy farmer and the entire country. We live in an increasingly money driven world and India is also becoming like that. Secondly, nobody can afford to keep that many calves and grown up male ones at that, as the demand for fodder...

Vikas Kumar Singh, this is not the entire truth. Firstly, this was the case in ancient times when calves or baby cows were allowed to drink first but not so now necessarily. This might be the practice still somewhere but this cannot be generalised for each & every dairy farmer and the entire country. We live in an increasingly money driven world and India is also becoming like that. Secondly, nobody can afford to keep that many calves and grown up male ones at that, as the demand for fodder grows to feed them. They will be ultimately sold to someone and what is done to them after that is anybody's guess. The Sugarcane belt of U.P is filled with working Bullocks who are treated pathetically. When we make wrong choices we are contributing to a never ending cycle of brutality and cruelty. A cow has to be kept pregnant & lactating at all times to constantly produce milk which just wears her down Just go to Punjab & see what happens. We cannot wear blinders and believe this does not exist.

Vikas Singh
Vikas Singh
  • Vikas Singh

Mr Mehta, You Point well taken... So Emphasise on Animal care ... why cutting the consumption of milk.

Richard Warren
Richard Warren

Who ever started this cause is full of crap. My grandfather had a small dairy farm when I was a kid and dairy cows do not have to have a calf to produce milk. Who ever started this needs to get there facts straight. With all the problems in this world someone wants to start a worthless cause like this LMAO.

Meagan Scotto
Meagan Scotto

This is not how all diary farms are run so please do not think badly of all farmers. The life of a dairy cow is far from brutal so please stop sensationalising things for your own agendas.

Ana Morris
Ana Morris

The Mother Cow can only moo
she has no way to speak to you,
so I speak on her behalf to beg you mercy on the calf.
Her precious offspring newly born,
so heartlessly from mother torn
by people well trained not to feel,
her baby now is known as veal
Next step now is too obscene
mother on the milk machine.
Baby in a lonely crate
Oh mother cow how sad your fate.
when the mothers milk runs dry
and memory of her calf begins to die,
they impregnate the worn out mother
They need her to give...

The Mother Cow can only moo
she has no way to speak to you,
so I speak on her behalf to beg you mercy on the calf.
Her precious offspring newly born,
so heartlessly from mother torn
by people well trained not to feel,
her baby now is known as veal
Next step now is too obscene
mother on the milk machine.
Baby in a lonely crate
Oh mother cow how sad your fate.
when the mothers milk runs dry
and memory of her calf begins to die,
they impregnate the worn out mother
They need her to give birth to another.
So in labor once again,
only a mother knows the pain.
Once again the cow gives birth,
the sweetest little calf on earth.
The mother cow can only moo,
she has no way to speak to you
so I speak on her behalf
to beg you mercy on the calf.

Ana Morris
Ana Morris

Totally VEGAN! for 35 years. Raised 2 VEGAN kids. Don't your know? its 2013. Cows milk is for calves. Humans are the only specie which drinks another animals milk even into adulthood. Disgusting! Almond Milk,Soy Milk,Coconut Milk all delicious. NO EXCUSES tear down the slaughterhouse walls. GO VEGAN SAVE THE WORLD!

Jeanne Alfred
Jeanne Alfred

The bull calves ARE NOT KILLED!!!!! Where do you get your information, come live in the real world of farming, you have no clue.

Susan Franey
Susan Franey

I have been using almond milk for a while now and surprise, surprise feel so much better for it. We are not designed to drink cows milk! Yes i love chees yoghurt etc. but we could all cut back. I had this conversation with someone recently on the subject of breast feeding. Human breast milk is made for human babies fact! The poor woman had no idea what went in to milk production, that a cow is "forceably Raped" by a vet generally, and then has to part with her young so that we can have the...

I have been using almond milk for a while now and surprise, surprise feel so much better for it. We are not designed to drink cows milk! Yes i love chees yoghurt etc. but we could all cut back. I had this conversation with someone recently on the subject of breast feeding. Human breast milk is made for human babies fact! The poor woman had no idea what went in to milk production, that a cow is "forceably Raped" by a vet generally, and then has to part with her young so that we can have the milk. And she thought public breast feeding was disgusting!!!!!!!!!!! Dont get me started!!!!

Andy De Paoli
Andy De Paoli

I am glad I'm vegan.

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