England: Dairy Investigation Update 31/12/16. Abusive Worker Sacked. A Great End To 2016.



Regarding our recent post of 28th December and the Somerset (UK) dairy farm abuse –




Dairy investigation update

Dear Mark

I wrote to you a few days ago about the shocking scenes of violent abuse and prolonged suffering our investigators captured on Pyrland dairy farm in Somerset.

In case you missed it, you can read the full story here.

Today I have better news. After widespread media coverage across the UK, including BBC TV news, the worker we filmed committing the most violent acts has been sacked by the farmer and both the RSPCA and Muller Milk are investigating.

While we still expect those responsible for this horrendous cruelty to be prosecuted, at least the worst offender no longer has contact with these vulnerable animals. So thank you for making this investigation possible.

But even without deliberate abuse, commercial milk production is inherently cruel. Cows must be forcibly impregnated year after year and have their newborn babies taken away so the milk that nature intended for these calves can be bottled and sold. This is emotionally traumatic for both cow and calf.

The physical strain of producing huge volumes of milk while simultaneously pregnant for most of her adult life wears out a cow’s body quickly. After only 3-5 years dairy cows are so physically exhausted they can no longer get pregnant and are sent to slaughter, ending up in low quality beef products.

With so many healthier plant-based alternatives available there is simply no reason to make cows and their calves suffer. If you, or someone you know, are still struggling to ditch dairy then why not sign-up for Veganuary? It is the perfect way to start the New Year!!




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