If you think you aren’t hurting animals by eating cheese, think again. Unfortunately, even though many people believe cheese is a cruelty free food, it is in fact, a cruelty filled food.
Dairy can be a tough food to give up, since it is not an actual meat product, but after being made aware of how these calves and cows suffer on the farm, it really it doesn’t differ from the treatment animals receive on factory farms and slaughterhouses. Actually, retired dairy cows are shipped off to be slaughtered for food once they are deemed useless for production.
Undercover investigators for PETA released footage on the harrowing, absolutely heartbreaking conditions that take place on the Adirondack Dairy Farm -- a supplier of Cabot and McAdam cheeses. Calves horns are burned off without anesthesia (a routine procedure that millions of calves must painfully endure each year). Downed cows beaten with a metal prod, and then drug 25 feet by a farm vehicle. And baby calves being snatched away from their mothers just hours after birth.
These cruel practices are only the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to the brave undercover investigators, we are now aware and able to speak out for these defenseless animals.
Please watch the video below, and then contact the CEO of Agri-Mark, Dr. Richard Stammer, urging him to heed PETA's suggestions of taking appropriate actions against the animal abusers. Every bit counts, and your support is appreciated as we continue to strive to make a positive difference in the lives of these animals!
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