Ironically, as I started this post my little 6 week old baby was fussing to nurse.
People often ask me why I don't consume dairy. Most are generally aware of the cruelty involved in bringing chicken, beef and pork to the plate, but they still don't see how dairy farming could be harmful. Thanks to the undercover video footage below from Mercy For Animals, now you can see for yourself. Besides the fact that male calves born on dairy farms are usually sold to veal farms since they can't produce milk (and we all know the cruelty they will endure there), the cows that remain in these dairy facilities suffer tremendously.
Please take a few minutes to watch this video if you partake in dairy products. It's important to know where the food we ingest comes from. I used to think that once videos like these were released into the public that things would change. The dairy (or meat, or egg) industry would be held responsible. Sadly, as countless videos like these pile up, very little changes within the industry. Livestock are not protected by humane treatment laws the way cats and dogs are, although organizations like the Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary and the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary are working toward protecting these animals through legislation.
The best thing you can do to change these industries is to vote with your wallet. Become a vegetarian, or better yet, become a vegan. Don't support this kind of cruelty. Thanks!