A Big U.S. Dairy Farm Exposed: Workers Kick, Punch & Electrify Cows
This leaked footage from a big dairy farm in the U.S. will make you feel bad for cows. The hidden camera placed by Compassion over Killing, shows us the lives of cows used for dairy in the U.S. This time, we get a look inside Mason Dixon Farms, a massive dairy farm in Pennsylvania, U.S..
To begin with, the poor cows can hardly walk due to a genetic manipulation that made them have huge udders. As far as U.S. dairy farms are concerned: huge udders mean more milk, and more milk means more money. As a result, cows used for dairy in the U.S. (and elsewhere) come from breeds that have huge udders.
In addition, the helpless cows are always either pregnant or in between pregnancies. This of course makes it even more difficult for them to walk. However, the workers have one main job: to get 2,500 cows to walk to the milking area. As can be seen, workers on dairy farms have one tool for moving cows: violence.
The harder it is for a cow to walk - the more violence she will end up receiving. While cows that collapse get a special dose of violence to get them to stand up. Sadly, the ones that continue on the floor are then dragged by a trailer to the slaughterhouse.
Does this abuse happens only on this U.S. dairy farm?
All in all, the lives of cows on U.S. dairy farms (and elsewhere) are simply horrible. Although we may want to blame these workers or this particular farm, we shouldn't ignore the bigger picture. This is a problem of the entire dairy industry, not just in the U.S., but all around the world.
Cows used for dairy are pushed to their physical and mental limits, so they make a lot of milk. Workers, all workers, use violence to get the cows to walk to the milking area. Let’s show cows the compassion they deserve and drink something else instead.
More videos about the dairy industry:
Even though it sounds insane, the killing of calves is essential for the production of dairy and meat. The images are hard to watch, but it is vital that people see them.