The Barrier Between Us

Standing with this cow for almost 20 minutes- we made a profound connection. As the truck started to roll towards the slaughterhouse, panic and fear overcame the cow I had tried so desperately to comfort. As I watched her react, my focus narrowed in on the metal grate deterring me from offering any relief or freedom. I wish I could set them free. I wish I could tear down the walls of each truck to liberate the animals trapped inside. 

Exploding Udders

A reality the Dairy industry doesn't want you to see

A mother suffering engorged udder pain and discomfort: Can you feel good knowing this is who dairy products come from? Conversations with the farmer transporting these cows to slaughter reminded me of this powerful quote: "Whenever people say 'We mustn't be sentimental' you can take it they are about to do something cruel.

Udders so Distended They Can't Walk Properly

Due to extensive genetic manipulation, today’s dairy cows produce up to 12 times more milk than they would naturally produce to feed a calf.

Cows don't live long on dairy farms. Cows producing bucket loads of milk have udders so distended they can't walk properly.

Her back is so bony it's startling: bones protruding virtually on all sides while the skeletal look contrasts sharply with the bizarrely huge, veiny udders. 

Defect Dairy

Another day, another defect dairy cow driven to death.

It was only 6 days ago I witnessed this exact same heart wrenching situation; a dairy mother with udders infected, engorged and of no further profit to the farmer sent to slaughter. Sadly, this is a reality common to all forms of dairy farming.