Dean Foods Shares Support for Polled Breeding

Dean Foods—one of the largest U.S. dairy processors, with more than 50 dairy brands—posted animal-welfare language that outlines its support for polled (hornless) breeding, writing, “We also support a program that encourages the use of polled genetics into breeding programs to promote polled (naturally hornless) cattle, which may eventually eliminate or minimize the need for dehorning and disbudding.” PETA pressured the company at two of its annual shareholder meetings and got many of its corporate customers to ask for this change.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind