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Calves Killed with Hammers - Video Exposing Dairy Horrors in Australia

Undercover video released by PETA Australia reveals horrific violence against newly born calves and their mother cows. The animals are held by an Australian dairy farm that belongs to Norco, the oldest dairy cooperative in Australia. Norco supplies milk to ALDI, Woolworth and other brands distributed in China and the Philippines.

The hidden cameras revealed how helpless baby calves were beaten to death with hammers, for the sole reason of being males and not being able to produce milk. Sick and lame females were left to languish for days without medical treatment, and a mother cow was mercilessly dragged by her neck after repeated attempts to kill her with a captive-bolt gun had failed.

Sadly, extreme violence against cows and their young is standard on all dairy farms. Some rare farms try hard to not extend the violence past the usual practices that are mandatory in order to generate profit, but most farms include additional violence as well.

Since all dairy farms have to do horrible things to the animals, such as forcefully impregnate the cows on a regular basis, separating the babies from their mothers so they won’t nurse, sending the male babies and the older mothers to slaughter, etc, it becomes clear that consuming dairy products always comes at the expense of helpless animals who had absolutely horrible lives.

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