Baby Goats Beaten to Death in front of their Mothers - The Horrors of Dairy
Secret footage released by Animal Liberation Victoria shows how day-old baby goats are beaten to death in front of their mothers. These horrifying images were captured at a local dairy farm in Australia.
In the video, we can see how the farmer enters the shed to take out the newly born babies. When taken from their moms, the babies start to cry. Perhaps it's because of the rough handling, but it could also be because they just want to go back to their mothers.
Baby goats killed in front of their mothers
After taking the babies from their mothers, the farmer continues to hit each kid in the head with a metal pole. This is done in front of the helpless mothers, who have to watch this happen time and time again, to all of their male babies.
After the farmer hits each baby once, the baby is then left to seizure and eventually die. Then, all of the babies are picked up and taken away, as the mothers continue to watch.
Why is this happening?
Just like cows, female goats have to first give birth in order to produce milk. Since male babies who are born will not be able to produce milk, dairy farms want to get rid of them.
Is this legal?
Yes. It is 100% legal to kill animals who are used for dairy production. Killing unprofitable animals (including male babies and “spent” mothers) is an essential part of dairy production.
Many dairy farms in Australia and elsewhere, prefer to kill the unwanted babies with a captive bolt gun. However, when the babies are 24-hours-old or less, it’s also legal to kill them with blunt force trauma. This essentially means that it’s legal to hit the babies to death, as can be seen in this video.
How can I help?
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