PETA Protesters Will Crash Conference to Encourage Switch to Delicious Plant-Based Milks
For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2016
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Vancouver – What: A troupe of topless female PETA supporters with “Milk Is for Babies—Dump Dairy” written on their chests will gather outside the B.C. Dairy Industry Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. The half-naked women will point out that, just like humans, cows produce milk only to feed their babies and that farmers forcibly impregnate cows over and over again on what the industry calls a “rape rack.” Newborn calves are torn from their mothers within 24 hours, and the males are sold for meat while the females are condemned to endure the same vicious cycle as their mothers until they’re killed at around 5 years of age.
When: Wednesday, November 30, 12 noon
Where: In front of the Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Pl., Vancouver
“Every carton of milk contains a hidden ingredient—and that’s a lifetime of deprivation and suffering for mother cows and the calves who are stolen from them,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on anyone who values the special relationship between a mother and her baby—no matter the species—to dump dairy foods and switch to healthy and delicious plant-based milks, yogurts, and cheeses.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that mother cows have been heard calling for their stolen calves for days. The calves’ sensitive horn buds are burned off with hot irons or caustic paste, and female cows develop painful sores from spending their lives standing on concrete floors while they’re milked two or three times a day for 305 days a year.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.