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Photo of the Day: Young ‘Calf’ Says, ‘I Miss My Mom!’

Written by Melinda McKee | December 2, 2013

A healthy, happy 8-year-old vegan child wearing a calf costume and holding a sign that read, “I Miss My Mom. Dairy Is Cruel,” led a demonstration recently in Vancouver.

Miss my Mom Dairy Demo Vancouver Young Girl

The leader of the protest is cute, but her message is serious. Calves on dairy factory farms are torn away from their mothers, often within days of birth. Most female calves are destined for the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for hamburger meat.

Drinking milk and consuming other dairy products not only supports animal abuse but also can increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and even acne. Anyone who values the special relationship between a mother and her baby—no matter the species—should dump dairy products and switch to soy, rice, or almond milk or any of the other delicious and healthy plant-based milk options on the market.

What’s in your milk? Dump dairy products today. Go vegan!

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  • Ruth says:

    It is cruel what these farmers due to the cows. It’s inhumane. I dont understand why the government cant due anything about it. I dont want to drink anymore milk because of this, I will try the vegan but I hope something is done to stop this nightmare of animal abuse.

  • Gretchen says:

    I didn’t know the.calves were so young when they were taken away from their mothers. The dairy industry and their “Happy Cows” are the worse marketing ploy.

  • Hurne Subhash says:

    I am deeply agonised to see people killing baby cow for the taste of their tongue,seperating the baby cow from their mothers and slaughtering them after 16 to 18 weeks for human food ,such a cruality is going on in this so called modern civilised world ,no bady is their to listen the voice of voiceless ,where this world is going? Millions of cows are slaughterd every year for human food Inhumanly, they do not know ,that they are creating their own graveyard ,for every action there is equal and opposite reaction,because of large amount of meat consumption people are suffering from non communicable diseases like Cancer ,cardio vascular diseases,Diabetes,kidney diseases, so I request people to stop eating MEAT of any kind and save the Animals ,Follow the principle of “LIVE AND LET LIVE” ,Be VEGAN ,be disease free and live healthy and long life

  • DONNOT EAT VEAL-THESE POOR THINGS ARE BORN INTO A LIFE OF MISERY,SADNESS,PAIN,TORTURE, ANDLONLINESS. IM SURE THEY WOULD OF NEVER OF BEEN BORN AT ALL. AND I DONNOT UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE COULD GO TO WORK AND DO THIS AND THINK IT IS OKAY I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT.NOONE SHOULD BUY OR EAT,DRINK ANYTHING DAIRY-YOU ARE ONLY SUPPORTING THE ABUSE AND TORTURE THSY GO THRU EVERYDAY.MY HEART LITERALLY BREAKS FOR CALVES AND COWS.GOD HELP THEIR SOULS,I CRY FOR THEM.

  • Ana Gabriel says:

    I was nine years old when I read an article about veal calves. I have not knowingly eaten veal since and I am 59 now. Some years later, I refused to eat fois gras. I believe it is possible for children to follow their innate wisdom when it comes to treating animals right. Bravo to the little calf holding the sign!

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