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Ever Wonder Where Cows on Dairy Farms Come From? Watch This to See.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post | July 14, 2014

We’ve received disturbing photos and video footage reportedly taken at a California calf ranch that supplies female calves to dairy farms, and we need your help to identify exactly where this took place.

The footage shows that workers roughly grabbed calves, yanked them by their ears and tails from the tiny crates to which they’d been confined, and shoved them into a transport truck on top of each other. The terrified calves struggled and stumbled, and some of them were unable to stand after having their legs slammed into the edge of the truck.

Male calves will be killed for veal, but these female calves will end up on dairy farms. There, they’ll be artificially inseminated and forced to give birth over and over again, only to have their own beloved calves torn away from them shortly afterward, causing both mother and calf extreme distress. They will be hooked up to milking machines multiple times a day and will likely be drugged in order to force them to produce four times as much milk as they would naturally. Many will suffer from a painful inflammation of the udder called mastitis. When their exhausted bodies can no longer produce enough milk, they’ll be slaughtered and turned into cheap hamburger or food for dogs and cats.

Sick Calf

This calf was so ill or injured that she couldn’t stand—a common occurrence in the dairy industry.

Slaughtered Cows

These cows were reportedly killed because they were sick or injured. More of the facility is visible in the background.

If you have any information about the facility at which these calves were abused, please e-mail CIDInfo@peta.org. And if this cruelty has made you lose your appetite for dairy products, please try vegan. With all the tasty vegan milks, cheeses, ice creams, and yogurts available in supermarkets everywhere, you won’t miss a thing—and you’ll spare calves and cows a lot of suffering.

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  • savannah says:

    More than outraged! Despicable horror!

  • Deborah Siegfried says:

    outraged that these gentle souls only know pain & suffering, it makes you wonder….who is the human & who is the animal, shame on you ….go vegan !!!!!

  • hanneke van drie says:

    Animal abuse

  • astrid bogaerts says:

    animals we must love, respect and protect…Gandhy:you can see civilisation from human on the way they treat animals….this are monsters, pore animals..it is discusting

  • marja siemers says:

    This has to be stopt it is to cruel

  • Ann Jardmark says:

    Can’t understand WHY !!!

  • This is so sad it sicking

  • An Indian Legend Says:
    “When a human dies there is a bridge they must cross to enter into Heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based on what they know of this person decide which humans may cross the bridge…….. And which humans are turned away”

  • Lina flores says:

    stop… please stop ;(

  • jrt2014 says:

    Heartbreaking…

  • Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    I am the Voice of the Voiceless
    Through me the dumb shall speak
    Till the world’s deaf ear be made to hear
    The wrongs of the wordless weak.
    Oh shame on the mothers of mortals
    Who do not stoop to teach
    The sorrow that lies in dear dumb eyes
    The sorrow that has no speech.
    From street, from cage, from kennel
    From stable and from zoo
    The wall of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
    Of the mighty against the frail.
    But I am my brother’s keeper …
    A good example of God’s displeasure at cruelty to animals is found in Proverbs 12:10: “The godly are concerned for the welfare of their animals, but even the kindness of the wicked is cruel.”

  • bobbi says:

    Hope you get your answers. What those so called workers are doing is completely cruel and disturbing!

  • Michelle Moore says:

    Please put this on television so these inhumane practices are brought to light and justice for these calves and cows are served!

  • marcelo manfio says:

    Infelizmente não sou vegetariano. Não consegui (ainda) uma iluminação espiritual para tal. Mas abusar, maltratar , torturar , subjugar, ou qq coisa assim, É INADMISSÍVEL !!!!

  • Brianne Johnston says:

    There is no damn sense in them ramming those little babies into that truck like that. I swearspeciesism is the greatest abomination the world has ever known..bless their little hearts. They deserve better…ALL animals deserve better.

  • Jalyn says:

    i dont understand why there is a law against murder to HUMANS, but if it happens to millions of cows, fish, chickens, etc everyday, its okay. this is NOT okay. but of course, if it makes us money, we’ll do it. people are so selfish and greedy.

  • Wilmayra says:

    It’s really sad. But we can not stay just seeing the video and feel compassion. We must act. Make petitions, sensitize people consuming meat and milk, show more vegan recipes show how to make milk with natural ingredients, go to restaurants and give messages that concientice to stop consuming meat and milk etc. .. The animals pain as the human beings feel, also we are animal according to the science of the Etología.

  • CLEO CAMI says:

    NO MAS MATANZA DE ANIMALES!

  • yiota karamichali says:

    Whaat are doing people you thear a very big country with smart people how you treat animals so butly

  • Ariana Franco says:

    This is horrible!! If you do not like these animals then you should not be working with them… poor things!!!!!!

  • shauna says:

    such animal cruelty, more punishment and regulations need to be put in place to protect theses animals….so wrong

  • Youli says:

    Inadmissible, it’s very painful ! The world must change !These are just babies !

  • San says:

    Sick and heart breaking at the same time. A real shame to belong to the human species.

  • Beatriz says:

    NOR ONLY THE POOR BABIES DON’T EVEN HAVE MOTHERS, THE WAY THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR MOMS IS CRIMINAL…. AND THEN THIS…. WHERE IS THE LAW?????? THIS PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO JAIL!!!

  • JANET GOSNELL says:

    THIS IS A CRIME AN IT NEEDS TO STOP AN THE PEOPLE THAT DO AN HAVE DONE THIS NEED TO BE PUNISHED

  • Joan says:

    How can this be allowed??? It is so inhumane !!!

  • Ginny says:

    How can this be legal. If people will treat animals like that they will do the same to humans. This should be against the law with serious sentances and repercussions. How can we stop this disgusting, cruelness?

  • Gary Sherman says:

    The shame on the human race. Terrible, just terrible.

  • Maureen McGill says:

    We steal their milk, their lives their everything.

  • lina Nicolia says:

    breaks your heart. I can’t stand this. If you can’t go vegan, something is wrong with you. Missing a sensitivity chip.

  • julia says:

    I am sickened by this, outraged, and heartbroken. If you can post something for us to do in the way of action, please do so!

  • gayle says:

    God god.. Lets expose this further and share the word of a non violent compassionate world.. What a mere disgrace that a human can treat a fellow mammal like this :(

  • Peg says:

    Sickening

  • Donna says:

    Its time to destroy all of these places of mass murder .this is sick , this happens in the US ,we are as barbaric as any other country , we think were so much better . I don’t see that Mankind has evolved much beyond the cave man. does our President know this kind of twisted madness is going on .Please tell me he and his family do not condone and consume the flesh of murdered species , how can a person clam to believe in god wile there is flesh between there teeth . are these airmails our slaves . are we the new God ?

  • P.Tancheva says:

    OMG…..

  • Tziovaridou says:

    Stop torturing animals

  • Stacey Hunt says:

    Heart breaking and maddening all at the same time. This double standard that humans are constantly portraying by eating cow, chicken and pig meat and then loving their cats and dogs is just getting old. Where is the morality in the world? I wish i had more info on where this took place.

  • susan ventriglia says:

    Horrifed!! And have always been a Proud Vegan!I I advocate daily for all furbabies!!

  • Sharon Nelson says:

    Why isn’t it made illegal to feed cows corn instead of grass? It’s like forcing us to eat glass. Isn’t there something we can do about that?

  • Ishani says:

    I’m an indian and indians worship cows. according to us cows are these holy animals who provide us with this sweet nectar called milk. i feel horrible to see all this abuse. it’s not just for cows but every other animal humans decide to eat or use their products. when will we let go off this barbarism and evolve as a better and kind species?

  • shelly bean says:

    we need to find them!!!

  • Brenda Andrews says:

    I hope the day comes that all animals will be treated with respect and kindess. May God watch over all these precious animals.

  • Sick u s a.no conscious.

  • Patricia says:

    Unbelievable, if these people are allowed to care for animals, just what do they do to people. These creatures are at the mercy of unthinkable atrocities.Just who are they and why are they allowed to do this?

  • Angel Lopez says:

    Broke my heart.

  • Nour says:

    This makes me suck those poor cows :(

  • vrinda says:

    Are there any cruelty-free dairy companies, or is the best option to switch to almond or soy milk. I’m asking this because for breakfast every morning I have warm milk, but almond milk does not taste well when warmed. Also, what is a good supplement for eggs? Thank you.

  • Judy Flanagan says:

    This is a crime and should be dealt with as such. No one should get away with this animal cruelty………NO ONE!!!!!

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