Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals / Jo-Anne McArthur

Like all mammals, cows must give birth in order to produce milk. In commercial dairy operations, cows are repeatedly impregnated and give birth once each year. Calves are always taken from their mothers shortly after birth. Some of the female calves are kept to eventually replace their mothers on the milking line. Male calves will be slaughtered as veal calves at a few months old. These young animals are routinely confined alone in calf hutches, denied the chance to socialize or seek comfort from their mothers or each other.
When we choose to consume dairy products, we contribute to the suffering of these affectionate, vulnerable animals. Please consider reducing your consumption of dairy products to help end this cycle of violence and deprivation.
Photo: Young calves on a small, family-run dairy farm. Spain, 2010.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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17 Comments

  • 15w ago jenabeakain jenabeakain

    ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • 15w ago chris_outwin chris_outwin

    All sad but true. Dairy cows, completely exhausted after multiple forced pregnancies for 4-5 years, are then slaughtered. Normal life expectancy? 25 years. What a disgrace. โ˜น

  • 15w ago aaashley8 aaashley8

    Precious babies. I pray for peace on earth from these barbaric industries! ๐Ÿ’”

  • 15w ago luc_latour luc_latour

    Just started drinking almond milk. It is delicious and worth a try. One step at a time.

  • 15w ago honeypouf honeypouf

    @luc_latour Try other kinds of alternatives too! If you want to try making your own, soak one cup of almonds, then drain and blend with 4 cups water. Sweeten if needed.

  • 15w ago mendipixel mendipixel

    Dairy tastes amazing but it's so not worth putting another living being through such a sad and tortuous existence.

  • 15w ago myquaker myquaker

    @luc_latour Bonsoy is great!

  • 15w ago genny_the_cat_lady genny_the_cat_lady

    @giraf1978

  • 15w ago njoyvoyage njoyvoyage

    I was near a dairy farm in BC and a calf that had been born recently was lying curled up in its isolation chamber. I pet it and there was zero response. It just continued to stay curled up in a ball with its eyes open. That's not natural, pure and simple. A new born needs...well, something! I was heartbroken. It's honestly hard not to get depressed living in such a world of cruelty ๐Ÿ’”

  • 15w ago michbonmor michbonmor

    Almond milk is delicious especially for smoothies! And you get used to it in coffee...

  • 15w ago makenificent makenificent

    Having grown up on a small family dairy farm, I can confirm all of this is true. Slavery, then slaughter. Almond milk and cheese is fantastic, but I'm also looking for more sustainable alternatives to almond / soy.

  • 14w ago veggie_carliinaa veggie_carliinaa

    Babies ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  • 14w ago czechmatemusic czechmatemusic

    ๐Ÿ‘

  • 14w ago beauty_greenhouse beauty_greenhouse

    I learned about this by watching @cowspiracy and literally cried! Cows are so sweet and it's heartbreaking to know that they keep tearing their babies away๐Ÿ˜“. There are so many other yummy options! Coconut milk is my fave! Love that you are spreading the word! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • 14w ago happy_detox_kat happy_detox_kat

    ๐Ÿ˜

  • 12w ago riot_93_ riot_93_

    Tellement dรฉgeulasse ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ž

  • 6w ago spiritsoulexec spiritsoulexec

    I read this to my 5 year old son. Thank you so much for everything that u do. #vegankids

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