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5 Things in Your Burger Just As Heartbreaking As Horsemeat

Written by Liam Cronin | March 7, 2013

The controversy over horsemeat in Europe rages on, but did you know that there are five more just as heartbreaking things in meat? Here’s our list:

1. Mothers

Cows can live up to 20 years, but cows used for their milk are killed for meat after only four or five years.

2. Fathers

More than 42 million cows suffer and die for milk and dairy products each year.

3. Friends

Cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time and sometimes holding grudges against other cows who treat them badly.

4. Babies

Male calves—“byproducts” of the dairy industry—are generally taken from their mothers when they are less than 1 day old.

5. Sensitive, Feeling Beings

Cows are as diverse as cats, dogs, and people: Some are bright, while others are slow learners. Some are bold and adventurous, while others are shy and timid. Some are friendly and considerate, while others are bossy and devious. None of them wants to die.

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  • Kittyloverfor life says:

    I would TOTALLY agree, but the cows just need to be milked the old-fashioned farm way…WITHOUT cruelty!

  • Eszter Ohanovits says:

    I CAN NOT understand how we people can say that we are the smartest creatures in the world and do like this at the same time. This is what i think about people who are working in slaughterhouses, animal
    laboratories, skin – farms, circuses and other places there they kill or/and torture animals:
    They are:
    People, read this and open your eyes. Go vegan,don’t wear skins and stop visiting zoos and circuses.
    Animals are our friends, and we don’t eat/wear/torture our friends!

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  • Kaia Schroeder says:

    Well done.

  • don says:

    I think the treatment of the animals which is torture is even worse than killing them. The reality is that male cows are circumsized without anesthesia, most all have their tails docked which means cutting off circulation so they can no longer swat flies which would be infuriating to any living being. The mothers are rapped again and again and after 2 years old will never leave the barn to feel sun shine or have any freedom to move. They will also be sucked dry of milk for humans up to 3 times a day. They will all be fed a terrible diet of corn and soy. This torture is completely unacceptable.