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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by Izarith
Something to think about, if daddy does this at work, how does he treat his children.
Mean is mean.
My guess is this guy carries this behavior over to his home life.
Thousands of calves are taken from their mothers within hours of being born. The separation of dairy cows and their newborn calves is very traumatic for both. Desperate cows can bellow for days in the hope of being reunited with their babies.
Female calves are kept for the dairy industry, she will be inseminated at 15 months to start her gruelling life as a milk machine. The poor bullcalves are just byproducts of milk production. Many are shot at birth.
Many calves die, but most will go to markets where they are abused and cruelly treated, prodded with sticks to make them walk around the ring, so young, sometimes just days old, they can barely walk properly.
His mother will be put in calf again within three months. She is pregnant for 9 months again. This will continue until she is about 4 or 5 then she will be sent to the slaughterhouse. Hundreds of dairy cows like her will be sent to slaughter in calf, they are cut from their bodies, and used in byproducts in food. By the end of her short life, she will be physically exhausted. She would have developed lameness from the extreme weight of her udders, and mastitis, ulcers on her legs, from the size of her udders. She will spend seven months inside on hard concrete floors, causing very painful foot sores. Happy healthy cows can have a long life of around 25 years, hers is cut short in just 4 or 5.
Throughout her cruel and overworked life, she would never get to love just one of the calves she gave a life to.. They were torn away, sent to market, and exported in horrendous conditions with no food or water for hours on end to Europe, to be put into wooden crates, a solitary confinement.. only wide enough to stand and lie down. This prevents muscle from developing, keeping their young flesh tender ready for the dining table. This is their home until they are between 16 and 20 weeks old, still babies, they will be slaughtered by being hung up, and having their throats cut.
The sawed-off legs of cows are collected in barrels-they will later be rendered into fertilizer, dog and cat food, or feed for pigs and chickens in factory farms.
If you are like me and love and respect animals, please show compassion for these very badly treated animals and their young. Please remember when you drink milk, what misery and pain it took to get there, and the calves who suffer trauma, cruelty, confinement, all without the love and comfort, they were deprived of from their mothers. And finally the tragic end to their lives
Though they can live to be 25 years old, most dairy cows are slaughtered at around 5 years old when their milk production slows down, as they are worn out from a lifetime spent pregnant and pumped for milk.
Though they would normally suckle for 6 to 12 months, calves are taken from their mothers within 1 to 2 days of birth, a painful separation for them both.
While some of their sisters are raised as cattle for meat and others as dairy cows to one day replace the herd, male calves are used for veal meat, subjecting them to a short lifetime alone, confined to a tiny crate that limits their movement so as to keep their muscles as "tender" as possible.
Dairy cows are horribly overworked, which one expert has compared to a human jogging 6 hours a day, every day of their lives.
Though naturally herbivores, the dairy industry has turned its cows into carnivores, feeding them meat and bone meal, the very practice that has led to the debilitating and dangerous mad cow disease.
Unfortunately, ours is a society that turns a blind eye to this unnecessary suffering, and our mainstream media typically makes it pretty easy. I'm on both the PETA and Humane Society's email lists, so I see undercover video of animal abuse all the time. It's not often that these videos make the network news, but I saw one make it through the other night on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
The Humane Society filmed undercover video of dairy cows being abused by workers at Hallmark Meat Packing Co., which which sells beef to sister company Westland Meat in California. These cows were so sick, that they couldn't stand, but workers were poking them with sticks, ramming them with forklifts, dragging them by their legs, and spraying them in the face with high-pressure water hoses -- all in an apparent attempt to agitate the cows so badly that they would get up and walk themselves to slaughter.
Originally posted by monkofmimir
Ignorance breeds fear
fear breeds hatred
hatred breed violence
They're afraid, feel like they are out of control of there world.
So they act in a way that makes them feel like they've got clear control of if not over there own life then something else.
Its the same as bullies, child abusers and authority figures.
I pity them to be that weak
Originally posted by Char-Lee
The rest of the animals you will note, people don't even mention in a disaster, a flood a volcano they always say ...such and such number of people were killed or injured, they are nothing to most people!Or less then nothing!
Originally posted by Logarock
Yes there were years ago thousands of small faimly dairy operations that were put out of bussness by the big milk monopolies. They drove down prices, passed laws ect.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
Any animal raised on any big corporational farm is not pampered.
They are looked upon as a number, corporations run on profit not pamper.
I do Workers Comp for some of the Ohio Dairies and the injuries are bitting and kicking and we're talking thousands of injuries per year.
I grew up around cows and none of our cows would ever bit or kick us, because we were nice to them.