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Urge Sargento to Require Suppliers to Stop Dehorning Cows

Nearly all cows used for milk are born with tissue that will develop into horns, but you rarely see cows with horns on dairy farms. That’s because most farmers remove the sensitive horn tissue or the horns themselves from the cows’ skulls using searing-hot irons, caustic chemicals, blades, or hand saws.

The solution: Farmers can breed for naturally hornless, or polled, cows. A single gene determines whether or not a cow will have horns, and this approach has proved effective in widely stopping cruel dehorning in the beef industry. PETA has shared this information with Sargento, which states in its Code of Business & Personal Ethics that it “will be moral” and “will be respectful,” but the company has refused to act to stop this horrific suffering in its supply chain.

Please take a moment to write to Sargento and politely urge the company to require its suppliers to end the practice of dehorning.

Please send polite comments to:

Barbara Gannon
Corporate Communications and Government Relations
[email protected]

Louie Gentine
President and Chief Customer Officer
[email protected]