Dehorning Revealed: Photos

Guillotines, hot irons, bone saws, sharp wires, electric dehorners … what do all these things have in common? They are all used in the production of milk products!

Confused? Dairy farms use the above tools to dehorn cattle, a painful procedure in which calves and cattle have their horns and horn buds cut off. That’s right—cows have their horns literally BURNED or CHOPPED OFF. These barbaric procedures are excruciatingly painful.

Don’t believe me? Want to see for yourself? OK, but be warned that the following images are graphic and difficult to look at.

These photos show exactly how painful and disturbing the process of dehorning is. If a human had that kind of gaping, bloody wound, he or she would be rushed to the hospital. However, these cattle are just left to suffer without any painkillers or veterinary care whatsoever.

The number one thing you can do to help save cows from this horrific procedure is to stop buying dairy products. Show the dairy industry that you do not support the cruel process of dehorning. Pledge to go vegan today!

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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