Our friends at Mercy for Animals are at it again with another undercover investigation showing unfathomable cruelty. This time, they went for the milk industry, targeting New York’s largest dairy operation- Willet Dairy.
The video shows the terrifying conditions dairy cows face, including having their tails and horns cut off, having their babies stolen from them at birth, being crammed into quarters so small they can not turn around, and receiving wounds so swollen and infected that they result in the cows’ deaths. At one point, a worker brags about the injuries he inflicts on cows, including kicking their genitalia. His speech is too laden with profanity to quote here, so be careful if listening on non-private speakers.
The industry continues to call these abuses “isolated incidences,” with the CEO of Willet claiming that the business “ensures [the cows’] lives are good while they’re here.” And while Mercy for Animals concluded their video with a call to adopt a vegan diet by visiting their website www.ChooseVeg.org, the mainstream media continues to water down the issue by merely using the video to campaign for an end to tail docking.
What the media is refusing to acknowledge, again and again, is that practices such as taking calves from their mothers within days of birth are inherent to the dairy industry, and won’t go away even on regulated free-range farms. The only way to end all of these practices is to stop consuming dairy products.
FARM commends Mercy for Animals on their outstanding work, and encourages all who were affected by the video to order a Free Vegan Starter Guide at www.VegKit.org