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Tinsel and Holly, The Best Present: Life

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection )

- 819 days ago -
Ripped from their loving mothers then slated for auction at just a few days old, these frightened babies were left for dead on the auction floor when they were deemed too weak to sell.

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Kit B. (276)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:04 am

This will echo in my head for a long time.

“The very saddest sound in all my memory was burned into my awareness at age five on my uncle’s dairy farm in Wisconsin. A cow had given birth to a beautiful male calf… On the second day after birth, my uncle took the calf from the mother and placed him in the veal pen in the barn—only ten yards away, in plain view of his mother. The mother cow could see her infant, smell him, hear him, but could not touch him, comfort him, or nurse him. The heartrending bellows that she poured forth—minute after minute, hour after hour, for five long days—were excruciating to listen to. They are the most poignant and painful auditory memories I carry in my brain.” Michael Klaper, M.D.

Peggy A. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:20 am
How awful.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:25 am
Tinsel and Holly are beautiful girls! This industry is beyond horrid. Seeing these 2 girls just relaxing and looking so carefree is what life 4 all cows should look like. A real shame these gentle sweet animals are never afforded a life free of suffering and eventual death. Thanks

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:03 am
can't stand the dairy industry. It's ghastly.

Christeen Anderson (656)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:33 am
My heart is aching.

. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:42 am
Sometimes, living in a fantasy world has its benefits.

gillian brown b. (86)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:10 pm

Valerie H. (133)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:26 pm
We must continue to educate people as to what the VILE DAIRY industry is all about....

These precious animals are treated so badly....avoid dairy.....simply avoid dairy....GO VEGAN!!

Ruth C. (264)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:32 pm
I agree Valerie.

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:47 pm
The Dairy Industry = Killing, misery and exploitation.

Plenty of healthy, cruelty-free plant milks are available. Soya, almond, rice, hazelnut, oat, coconut etc.

Go vegan!

Danuta Watola (1257)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:47 am

Sandi C. (230)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:03 am
sadly noted

paula eaton (30)
Friday August 30, 2013, 11:25 am
Terribly sad for the mothers and calves. With every sip of milk remember these calves and the millions that are veal calves. The cows will sooner rather than later will be slaughtered.

Sara P. (72)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:58 am
This is very sad, thanks Cher.
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