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