Cow dairy

Last updated 26 February 2024

The notion that animals do not suffer in the dairy industry could not be further from the truth. Dairy not only involves the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals every year, but years of torment for mothers who have their babies taken from them annually and their bodies exploited until they physically cannot take anymore. Like humans, cows are strongly maternal beings who form close bonds with their young and must be pregnant or give birth to produce milk.

In 2024, Farm Transparency Project launched a campaign exposing the deadly secrets of the Australian dairy industry, including the heartbreaking separation of newborn calves from their mothers, and the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of calves and dairy cows who are considered waste to the dairy industry. 

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An 2019  investigation by Animal Liberation showed shocking conditions on an Australian dairy farm.  Watch the video here:

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