The True Face of Dairy
This worker is hosing the cow in an effort to get her to stand. ‘Downer’ cows cannot be slaughtered for human consumption.
"Her body becomes so calcium-depleted, her feet and legs so weakened, her body so emaciated that it is no longer cost effective to keep her. She becomes what industry calls a “cull” or “spent” dairy cow.
The “spent” cows our inspectors see at livestock markets and slaughter plants in North America are heartbreaking. These cows are often lame, emaciated and weak. Lameness has many causes including sole ulceration, laminitis, and hoof rot. Some cows have internal disorders such as twisted stomachs, torn udder ligaments, acute or chronic mastitis (a painful bacterial infection), or are simply so weakened that they become what industry calls “downers”.
Downers are non-ambulatory animals that are unable to rise, to stand or to walk without assistance. They may be non-ambulatory for a number of reasons: broken or dislocated hips, broken leg bones, ulcerated or infected hooves, or severe exhaustion.
As soon as their milk production drops, they are sold at auction for slaughter. The transport to the slaughter plant can be very long for these weakened animals - in the United States, cows can legally be transported for up to 28 hours without food or water.
The dairy industry is based on physical and emotional abuse of animals. Ditch the cruelty, ditch the dairy.
Steff shared special moments with this dear pig on her way to be brutally murdered and rendered into cheap meat, for the sake of a ten minute meal that will soon be shitted out again and the pointless, barbaric cycle repeated again.
This is the first - and last - act of kindness these pigs were ever shown. They got a quick drink before the truck pulled away.
Words will never express how much I hate you for fucking paying for this.
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary