Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police

October 25, 2013

Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police

By Ari Solomon
dairycowandcalf copy.jpgResponding to “strange noises” coming from a local dairy farm, concerned residents in Newbury, Mass., called the police.
After investigating the situation, Sgt. Patty Fisher informed neighbors that the sounds were of mother dairy cows lamenting the loss of their calves, who were taken from them shortly after birth. “It happens every year at the same time,” Fisher said.
Many people are unaware that cows must give birth in order to produce milk. So that farmers can collect the milk themselves and sell it for human consumption, newborn calves are ripped from their mothers’ sides about 24 hours after birth.
Dairy cows are continually impregnated for about four years until they are “spent.” At that point they are sent to slaughter.
While female calves born on dairy farms usually become dairy cows, male calves are sold for veal.
To make a sad tale even sadder, several Mercy For Animals undercover investigations inside dairies have uncovered horrific animal abuse, including farm workers viciously beating and shocking cows and sadistically twisting their tails.

We can all easily reject this blatant animal cruelty by ditching dairy for good. For humane vegan alternatives to cheese, milk, ice cream and yogurt, visit the “Switch & Ditch” page of

How Much Milk is Produced by Factory Dairy Farms?

How Much Milk is Produced by Factory Dairy Farms?

There was a time that dairy farms resembled the
tranquil scenes depicted on milk cartons.

This week (March 1, 2012), the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) released
a report “Farms, Land in Farms, and Livestock
Operations, 2011 Summary” showing that more
than half of the United States milk supply
was produced on farms with 1,000 or more cows.

USDA counted 60,0000 dairy farms in 2011, and
there were 1,750 milking more than 1,000 cows.
Less than three percent of America’s dairies
produce more than 50 percent of our milk.

What other than milk do such farms produce?

A typical 1600 pound Holstein cow produces
42,200 pounds of waste each year. That volume
represents 30,400 pounds of solid waste and
12,800 pounds of urine. Multiply that by
1,000, and the resulting bovine body waste
from such a farm is equal to 42 million pounds,
an amount equal to the waste produced by a city of
500,000 humans.

Human urine is sanitized in waste treatment plants.
Cow waste enters the ground and finds its way to
underground reservoirs or into streams.

As for the solid waste, watch where you step.

On factory farms, urine and feces are mixed and stored
in lakes and dams and then sprayed as fertilizer on
growing fruits and vegetables which end up in supermarkets.

Robert Cohen


 Here are some contacts for this outrage.  I will also forward a letter that you are free to use or change as you wish.

Petition to shut down pig farm accused of sadistic treatment:



  Forward to those interested in animals.

Betreff: Pigs brutally stabbed with swords on Spanish pig farm/MORE MEAT PRODUCTION EXPOSURE


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Hi all,[From SPAIN]

this morning our organization (in Spain and in UK) has just released a
shocking video with images filmed at a pig farm in El Escobar, located in
Fuente Alamo in the Spanish region of Murcia. The video shows some of the
most brutal scenes of violence against animals at farms that our
Investigation Team has ever witnessed.

Animal Equality in Spain has pressed charges against the farm owner and

Marco Verduga Vinicio, one of the farm workers who has handed over the
footage, has revealed that the animals are bred for the food company El
Pozo (the second largest pig meat producers in Spain).
To spread the word over in UK we found out that ElPozo also sells its
products to the leading supermarket Morrisons.

Thanks to Marco Verduga Vinicio, Animal Equality has found that these
events occur frequently on the farm El Escobar owned by Francisco Vera
Sanchez, and that the farm managers are aware of this. In fact it is they
who request these actions, have been filmed engaging in them, and have
established these methods as the norm for killing animals at the farm.

The footage that we obtained are the following:

. Workers hitting pigs on their heads with iron bars, jumping on top of
them, kicking them, and posing in front of a camera with the pigs

. Workers attacking and killing pigs with meter-in-length swords

. The hitting of a pregnant pig with a bar before cutting her abdomen and
uterus with a knife whilst she’s still conscious, then pulling of piglets
out of her uterus and killing her because she isn’t fit for the

. This pig, tied and immobilised, unsuccessfully tries to escape while the
workers for several minutes pulls out the piglets. They remove her
intestines, liver and other internal organs while she suffers terribly.
The animal is left in agony with internal organs spread over the ground
until she dies several minutes later


Photo gallery:


Further news about the issue and future campaigns.

All the best,

Matteo Cupi

Thanks to Luree for sending this important information!