Cows Are the Ones Suffering in the So-Called Dairy ‘Crisis’

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Dairy Farm legs square It’s been reported recently that in some supermarkets, milk is being sold cheaper per litre than bottled water. Yet as prices plummet, compassionate people should remember that, as always, cows are the ones truly feeling the “squeeze” in the dairy industry. Treated by farmers as machines, cows on dairy farms are pushed beyond their physical limits to produce unnaturally high quantities of milk, often resulting in lameness, exhaustion and a painful udder infection known as mastitis. A cow mother loves her baby just as we humans love ours, yet hers are summarily dragged away shortly after birth so that the milk intended for them can be sold for human consumption. Those calves, if male, are deemed useless to the dairy industry and most likely either shot in the head or sold for veal, while the female calves are forced to repeat the same sad life as their mothers. This cycle of artificial insemination, birth and then grief over the loss of their calves, year in and year out, ends only when the cows’ bodies are spent. Then off they go to the abattoir to be slaughtered. With their massive carbon emissions, nitrogen pollution caused by fertilisers and hundreds of thousands of tonnes of slurry produced as waste, dairy farms also take their toll on the British countryside and our environment. Rather than trying to maximise the profit that they can extract from animals during their short, unhappy lives, dairy farmers would do better to see the writing on the wall and diversify into the dairy-free market, which is booming. In the past two years, non-dairy milk sales have grown by a whopping 155 per cent, as consumers increasingly opt for cruelty-free options made from everything from soya beans and almonds to oats and hemp – all lighter on the gut and the conscience. Check out our guide to non-dairy milks for more info on how to veganise everything from your morning coffee to your homemade cakes. And for general tips about making sure your diet is cruelty-free, order our free vegan starter kit today. PETAUK-socialnetwork-VSKnew-Animal-v01-button-animal (1)   Cow image: Jo-Anne McArthur /



  • Mordanicus commented on January 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    It’s share madness that we feed cattle soy beans – which is transported across the globe – while we can make “milk” directly from this stuff.

  • Jane Lee commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Stop this barbaric treatment it so cruel need to change things for those poor animals

  • Jose Ignacio commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Do not tell me that it is natural thus it is not bad. This is why humans are the most vicious and cruel species that have ever existed. This is not natural, no other species commits these horrifying crimes to other species. Stop this twisted and cruel force, for there are helpless, innocent and tortured voices which can’t be heard.

  • Billy silwood commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    There is no need to milk cows people don’t need milk there calves dot hats why they produce it . People don’t care unless it another “human” that’s suffering well animals are more human and caring than actual humans are it needs to be stopped

  • autenzio commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Stop a cette maltraitance et le non respect de nos animaux

  • shubhani chand commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Stop using dairy products

  • Lesley Cowley commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    shocking and so bloody cruel!!!

  • Annmarie black commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    disgusting and I’m going to try and start changing my diet ! I think all places like this should be fitted with cc tv and regularly vetted !

  • Dana Conradie commented on January 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Stop using dairy, it is cruel !!

  • cindy styles commented on January 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Stop mis using and treatment of cattle.
    More steps need to done to put a stop to this abuse on dairy farms

  • Vicky Beaudoin commented on January 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    You need to treat all living creature with dignity love and compation. Stop the cruelty on animal

  • Slaviana commented on January 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Please, let’s stop this!!!!

  • Silvia Angelucci commented on January 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    ” la grandezza e il progresso morale di una nazione si possono misurare dal modo in cui tratta i suoi animali ”. (Ghandi)

  • Tulin commented on January 27, 2015 at 7:13 am

    so cruel what people are doing to these poor helpless animals.something should be done to stop it once and for very upsetting what we see goes should happen to them.

  • Michelle Shelley commented on January 27, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Why is it that the government does not recognise that the general public are not prepared to accept the barbaric treatment of animals in any way, opinions have changed and through postings from PETA and other animal groups, the disgusting, evil and unacceptable treatment is now being high lighted, and people are now seeing this terrible treatment which up until, has been hidden from us. Governments need to do regular checks on all industries and introduce laws that give then the power to shut that business down if there are any signs of neglect or I’ll treatment. More and more people are going vegetarian or vegan because of what we are learning reguarding treatment, and the powers that be need to sit up and realise that the public are trying to send them a big message.

  • Tracy Keir commented on January 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I will boycott using my spending power. I will campaign, petition & raise awareness but I will not consume.

  • AJAYRAJ commented on January 27, 2015 at 11:56 am


  • Lisa commented on January 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This is torture it has to stop !!

  • NERI FLORENCE commented on January 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Les souffrances et conditions de vie de ces Animaux sont Intolérables !

  • Kylie Choyce commented on January 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Im am a vegan…..i wont have any animal suffer for my gain.
    These precious animals need to be protected and these sorts of inhumane acts need to be outlawed!!! So very wrong and so heart breaking

  • Your all idiots ! commented on January 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Mastitis is caused by NOT milking them, not over milking !!!!!!!

  • susan groom commented on January 31, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I have been a Vegetarian for 30 years, and because of a post by an undercover welfare organisation, in 2014, Video and Text, I decided to become a Vegan, and signed up to become one on the Vegan Society Website. It is much easier now to find food in shops, labelled as Vegetarian and Vegan. in the U.K. Wetherspoons now have 1 Vegan meal, ( available every day now ). The Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry, ( Without the Naan Bread, but extra Pompadoms ), is delicious, there is Rice and Mango Chutney too, but I believe they should have at least 1 more Vegan meal, not everyone will like this 1 meal. The Toby Carvery has only 1 Vegan meal now, they used to have 2! This is not good news for Vegans. They like Wetherspoons do not have a Vegan Dessert. I am able to buy a Vegan Burger from a local Cafe, and a choice of Herbal Tea, Wetherspoons and The Toby Carvery do not have Herbal Tea ,I have to ask for hot Water and supply my own Tea! There has to be an improvement for Vegetarians and Vegans because they are becoming a much larger group everywhere, we need to contact the firms C.E.O`s to make changes to how they cater for ethical people and also people with allergies. Good start at well known coffee shops and some supermarket cafe`s, like Sainsbury`s, whose Cafe`s have Soya milk too.

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