Here’s the #1 Reason to Stop Eating Dairy - Mercy For Animals

Here’s the #1 Reason to Stop Eating Dairy

Though it may seem obvious, many people have no idea that in order to produce milk, cows have to be pregnant or have just given birth. Just like all other mammals, cows lactate in order to produce milk for their babies.

Because of this, dairy cows are subjected to artificial insemination, a highly invasive and stressful procedure. Once pregnant, a cow’s gestation period is nine months, just like a human’s.

But when dairy cows give birth, the real tragedy begins.

A cow giving birth to a still-born calf on a dairy factory farm who died from lack of veterinary care.

Newborn calves are typically taken away from their mothers within hours of birth. After being forcibly separated from their calves, cows often bellow for hours or even days, pacing and searching for them.

Just read this recent story from Massachusetts where locals called the police because of the crying from a dairy farm. Or this account of a cow who was found stranded on an island after swimming away from a small Irish countryside farm because she didn’t want to leave her baby behind!

As shocking as it may seem, sexual assault and stealing babies are common in modern animal agriculture.

Luckily, consumers are able to withdraw their financial support from farmers who routinely abuse animals by adopting a healthy and humane vegan diet.

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