Something else new we learned about the dairy industry..... #Repost @fieldsbeneath
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This cow, one of 15 or so females on the farm we visited today, was born for milk. We thought only bull calves were the waste product of the dairy industry. Bull calves have little to no value to the dairy industry so commonly they are killed within weeks of birth.

These ladies come from a Jersey herd dairy, where their mothers were cross bred with Dexter cows. Dexters are an Irish breed, about one third the size of your average dairy cows. The only reason they are bred with these smaller cows is to make the childbirth easier. This is supposed to lower stress levels for the mother, so that they can get back to producing milk with maximum yields. As for the byproduct of this 'smoother' birth, females included, it's just another waste product. They won't produce enough milk and therefore they get destroyed, just as bull calves do. Luckily, as you can see from the photo above, this lady was saved along with 30 others.

This is the main reason we are cutting out dairy in the coming months. There is no humane way for us to get milk out of a cow, so we'll stick to oats, beans and nuts for our 'milk'. If you have any questions related to this or anything else behind our move to veganism, please comment below or email gavin@thefieldsbeneath.com

#mumsmakemilk #feministissues #dairy #veganism
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  • vegworldmagazineSomething else new we learned about the dairy industry..... #Repost @fieldsbeneath
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    This cow, one of 15 or so females on the farm we visited today, was born for milk. We thought only bull calves were the waste product of the dairy industry. Bull calves have little to no value to the dairy industry so commonly they are killed within weeks of birth.

    These ladies come from a Jersey herd dairy, where their mothers were cross bred with Dexter cows. Dexters are an Irish breed, about one third the size of your average dairy cows. The only reason they are bred with these smaller cows is to make the childbirth easier. This is supposed to lower stress levels for the mother, so that they can get back to producing milk with maximum yields. As for the byproduct of this 'smoother' birth, females included, it's just another waste product. They won't produce enough milk and therefore they get destroyed, just as bull calves do. Luckily, as you can see from the photo above, this lady was saved along with 30 others.

    This is the main reason we are cutting out dairy in the coming months. There is no humane way for us to get milk out of a cow, so we'll stick to oats, beans and nuts for our 'milk'. If you have any questions related to this or anything else behind our move to veganism, please comment below or email gavin@thefieldsbeneath.com

    #mumsmakemilk #feministissues #dairy #veganism

  • plantyourfeetI love this info❤ Thank you! #meatoutmonday#choosevegan #milk#dairy
  • lickplate66Saved! 🙌👏
  • tiffykatectSo glad they are saved! But it makes me cry to think about the suffering that is happening. If they were dogs, people would be throwing a fit. #valuealllife
  • deldancingThanks for sharing
  • alexhveganIt makes me sick the way they use these animals. Well done for educating yourselves about the true of the dairy industry🙂🌱✌🏼
  • mcrisman16Thanks for sharing. Vegan for life!
  • mostlyhoneychildThank you!! ❤😥No living creature is a waste!
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