A New York Times article reports that more than 35,000 dairy cows perished during a freak snowstorm last week in West Texas.
The cows, who were trapped outside, were no match for the below-freezing temperatures and 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts. The two-day storm that ravaged the region left snowdrifts as high as 14 feet.
Dairy cows are often left outdoors to bear the elements. They suffer from frostbite and can become buried in the snow and die.
Unfortunately, this tragedy is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dairy industry horrors.
On factory farms, cows exploited for dairy have their tails cut off without anesthetics and often suffer from infections and open wounds that go untreated. In order to produce milk in massive amounts, mother cows are forcibly impregnated year after year. What’s worse, their babies are ripped from them just 24 hours after birth.
Just take a look at how cows are treated for their milk:
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