Calf Slaughter - The Killing of Baby Cows

Calf Slaughter - The Killing of Baby Cows

Calf slaughter is a practice very few people know about. However, the slaughter of baby cows is a standard practice in the dairy industry.

Like all mammals, cows naturally make milk to nurse their babies. This is why in order for a cow to have milk, she must first be pregnant and have a baby.

Modern dairy farms, including small and organic ones, take the babies away from their mothers soon after birth. This is done because babies who stay with their moms will nurse, which will reduce the profits of the dairy farm.

After they were taken from their moms, baby cows who are male are killed not long after. Since the breed of cows used by the dairy industry is naturally slender, it is not economical to house and feed dairy calves (also known as "bobby calves") for long periods of time. As a result, these poor babies are sent to slaughter at extremely young ages, many times when they are only days old.

For more information about this investigation from Animal Liberation & Animal Liberation Tasmania, visit DropDairy.com.au.

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