Statement Regarding the 18,000 Cows Killed on Texas Dairy Farm

The following statement regarding the thousands of cows killed in a fire on a Texas dairy farm may be attributed to Leah Garcés, CEO and president, Mercy For Animals.

“The loss of life in Dimmitt, Texas, is catastrophic. Mercy For Animals mourns the 18,000 cows whose last moments of suffering are unimaginable. Our thoughts are also with the injured farmworker and their family. This tragedy is further proof that our current food system is unstable and in desperate need of reform. Industrial animal agriculture continues to harm communities, workers, and—of course—animals. 

“We must act. All our lives depend on it.”

Leah Garcés, CEO and President, Mercy For Animals


Statement in response to an article written by USA Today.