Got Milk? How about an Abused Dairy Cow Instead?

Sorry for the Napalm of posts today but sometimes, shit just has to be said.

Folks, the next time you pour cream in your coffee; a glass of milk for your child; smear butter on your toast;  order a double cheese pizza; mix blueberries into your Greek yogurt; take your kids out for ice cream;  take that first bite of cheese cake; or break the sugar shell on your Creme Brulee’ I want you to think about these dairy cows and the miserable abuse they endured so you can enjoy their puss-infused milk that was intended for their babies —  babies these mother cows were never allowed to nuzzle or bond with because the calves were immediately taken from them.  Female calves are destined to the lives of their mothers. Males calves (the by-product of the dairy industry) are either bludgeoned to death or left to starve – ALL SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE MYRIAD OF DAIRY PRODUCTS THAT EXIST IN YOUR SUPERMARKET. 

Below is an undercover video by Mercy for Animals documenting egregious abuse taking place on an Ohio Dairy Farm.  It makes me wonder how many other cows are suffering right now from similar or worse abuse SO THAT HUMANS CAN ENJOY THEIR MILK! 

The next time you see an Ad or TV commercial for ‘Got Milk?’ or so-called “Happy California Cows”, think of these cows. 

 

 

On September 24, 2010, Billy Joe Gregg, Jr., a worker at Conklin Dairy Farms caught on hidden camera during a Mercy For Animals investigation maliciously abusing cows and calves, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

Gregg was sentenced to eight months in jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and is barred from contact with animals for three years. Gregg must also receive counseling through a program that specializes in treating individuals involved in animal abuse cases.

Gregg’s arrest and conviction stem from chilling undercover footage recorded during a Mercy For Animals investigation earlier this year at Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio.

During a four-week investigation in April and May, MFA’s investigator documented farm workers:

  • Violently punching young calves in the face, body slamming them to the ground, and pulling and throwing them by their ears
  • Routinely using pitchforks to stab cows in the face, legs and stomach
  • Kicking “downed” cows (those too injured to stand) in the face and neck – abuse carried out and encouraged by the farm’s owner
  • Maliciously beating restrained cows in the face with crowbars – some attacks involving over 40 blows to the head
  • Twisting cows’ tails until the bones snapped
  • Punching cows’ udders
  • Bragging about stabbing, dragging, shooting, breaking bones, and beating cows and calves to death

After viewing the footage, Dr. Bernard Rollin, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, stated: “”This is probably the most gratuitous, sustained, sadistic animal abuse I have ever seen. The video depicts calculated, deliberate cruelty, based not on momentary rage but on taking pleasure through causing pain to cows and calves who are defenseless.””

Sadly, cruelty to farmed animals in Ohio – no matter how egregious – is classified as a mere misdemeanor. Ohio has some of the weakest animal protection laws in the nation – ranking 43rd out of all 50 states. 

 

Source of this story can be found at: Mercy for Animals

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Got Milk? How about an Abused Dairy Cow Instead?

  1. If only I could get a crew together to snatch this ‘thing’ off of the street and tie ‘it’ up in a basement somewhere so that I could inflict the same cruelty. Problem is this type of person will never actually understand why this is so very, very wrong. The constant awareness I have that so many of us are wilfully ignorant of the unfathomable suffering we needlessly and thoughtlessly support when we spend our money on animal products is something that causes me constant pain and anger. How can I ever ignore the fact that billions of these animals, the very companions that we are responsible for protecting, loving and nurturing, are literally screaming for help every second of every hour of every day, with almost no-one to hear them? Should we resort to less legal tactics? Is being vegan and being an online activist enough? It doesn’t feel like it. I’m trying very hard to avoid using stronger language here.

    The other thing is that there isn’t anywhere near this level of investigation done in my developing country, so who knows what atrocities are being inflicted here? Perhaps I need to do something about that.

    I’m with you on absolutely everything I’ve read of yours on animal rights, GiRRL_Earth. I reckon I’m almost ready to start one myself, but I know I’ll have to try not to completely ram it down the throat of every person I feel needs some animal-rights edumacation.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings 🙂

    • Well said. Thanks for commenting (and for the support). I think starting your own blog and educating your friends/family is a great way to start to spread awareness. PETA believes small victories add up to large changes. I tend to agree. A few followers of my blog had no idea these egregious acts are taking place. I’m with you, there are days when I want to ram this info down people’s throats and I tend to lose patience with the “willful ignorant” as well as those who preach the gospel of the Paleo Diet. Diets that promote high protein consumption are created so as to justify the consumption of animal flesh and easing their subconscious guilt. Anyone who disputes a plant-based diet should watch the documentary Forks Over Knives. The proof is in the study. People are fat, sick an dying from an animal placed diet. Vegans (whether raw or not) are thriving and some have even turned their health around – for the better! Name one diet containing animal products that reverses diabetes, lowers blood pressure, heart disease etc.

      There is only one predator destroying this planet: HUMANS!

    • I say go for it! You can obtain a plethora of info from sites such as Free From Harm; Mercy for Animal; PETA and so on…

      Let me know when you do and I will subscribe.

    • Seti is an Apple Head Siamese. He rules the house. Chats up a storm… and never ever leaves us alone. He is a complete and utter “Love Muffin” as we like to call him. Tut, was a blue pointe Balinese. He too was very talkative, very demanding and absolutely loves my husband. He would lie across his shoulders. Seti bonded with me and Tut with my husband. Seti & Tut were inseparable and I don’t think Seti has ever recovered from the loss of Tut.

      • Yes, I’m a long-time supporter of PETA and many other animal-rights activist groups, I’ve watched Earthlings in it’s entirety more than once (doesn’t get any easier, of course, nor should it) and plenty other hidden-camera footage. I always have to wonder how the person carrying the hidden camera had to hold him/herself back from attacking the animal abusers in a rage, the way I know I want to when I see it. Much respect to these people for being able to keep their minds focused on the higher goal. I honestly don’t know if I could control myself that well when seeing this happen before my very eyes.

        I absolutely love Free from Harm and Robert Grillo’s work – I think he writes beautifully. He really expresses my sentiments.

        As for humans, when I have a chance, I try to point out this fact, among many others: without other animals around, we humans are screwed. without humans around, all other life will FLOURISH and live in harmony. So we need them, they don’t need us. And this is how we decide to treat them? Tip of the iceberg, of course, but there it is.

        As for Seti, maybe some of the information on http://www.healinganimals.co.za/ might help – take a look at the video clip.

        🙂

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