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Happy Cows: Behind the Myth

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In order to maintain uninterrupted milk production, cows are forced year after year to go through an endless cycle of pregnancy and birth, only to have their calves immediately taken from them. Cows and calves cry out for each other as they are separated.

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Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:59 am
Thankyou Cristina!!! are not happy cows........and the best milk, milk products come from loved, grass fed cows!!!..happy cows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!= happy people!!!!!! is all basic grade school math!!!1+1 =2...............................add monsanto, gmo's , CRAP FOR FEED, antibiotics and the MOST RIDICULES, MISMANAGED FORM OF FACTORY FARMING, 2013!!!!!WELL , HELLL!!!!!HELL FOR ALL, SICK PEOPLE, SICK COWS, SICK LAND.......POLLUTION FOR TNE NEXT 3 GENERATIONS!!!!.....SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!...SIGN EVERY LOGICAL PETITION YOU CAN FIND ON ALL OF THIIS ISSUE...WHICH IS "5-FOLD!!!"....We MUST!!!We have the logic and the where with all....WE MUST!!! tHANKYOU FOR BEING HERE AT cARE2!!!!!!!!Sincerely, Shelly!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:46 am
Great article. Words ''Happy cows - happy people'' reminds me of the Orwellian world...

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:04 am

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:14 am

Bill K (3)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:18 am
the purpose of cow's milk is to make baby cows grow fat fast. if humans beyond the breast feeding stage are still thirsty for milk they should go ask their mothers. leave the cows alone.

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:51 am
Somos unos verdaderos monstruos para todos los animales del planeta !! Somos una especie condenada a la destrucción por nuestros propios actos inhumamos y nuestra indiferencia hacia el sufrimiento animal !!

. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:48 am
I agree. Happy cows-happy people. TY Cristina

Anneke A (279)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:58 am
thank you for this link Cristina! Reposting..

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:53 am
Noted and Thnx Christina :-0 Tnx

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:43 am
S&n thx:))

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:44 am
only noted:))))sorry

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:29 pm
Very sad. Happy moms, happy babies equals good milk.

Dany Strakova (123)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:41 pm
it is so sad......:(

michelle t (41)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:50 pm
I am sick of the constant increasing prevelance of humans abusing animals.
If one species deserves to be made extinct it is humans

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:03 pm
Totalmente de acuerdo con Monica A.P.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:12 pm
Every time I see that commercial about "Happy Cows" in California, my skin crawls. My mother lives in the dairy country in Calif. and what goes on there is atrocious! No shade in temperatures well over 100, no grass, crammed in as many cows as they can put on a plot, babies born in the dirt in extreme heat and no one even comes to check on them, I have seen it all, disgusting.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:18 pm i'm told that even places like this is a lie

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:10 pm
Corporate farming, anything for a profit.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:11 pm
how sad

Tatiana T (92)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:25 pm
The only happy cow is a FREE from humans cow!!!

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:05 pm
Noted, everyone is right, again, the best solution seems to be a vegan lifestyle, avoiding dairy products of course. Thank you!

Devon Leonar (54)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:48 am
It doesnt have to be this way... The lust for more/profit at any cost mentality has ruined the pastoral way of life that small family farms had up until the late '50's or so when the big factory farms 1st started buying up Americas farmlands............... For centuries people have earned a living, and their children as well, with a small farm. Not today, at least not very easily. This is tragic..!! A 21st century monster........ Buy local as much as possible. We have a voice.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:30 am
Noted,thanks. There are no happy cows being farmed anywhere. These cows go through hell,literally for humans. The only time you may actually encounter a happy cow would be in a sanctuary farm,living out their lives peacefully with kindness,love and fresh air. Such a sad life for these gentle cows. i wish it were criminal to eat meat.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:05 am
I think that cows are my friends.Always, I do not know why? I have this idea since childhood, and up to now. Thanks for you Cristina & for good notes .

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:23 am
Bill K you are spot on!

Dianne D (490)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:13 am
Go vegan. If there is no demand for milk or meat, then the farmers and factory farms will not breed the animals, and there will be less animal abuse and suffering. It's in the hands of the consumer to stop this. Any time you are eating hot dogs, you are encouraging abuse and suffering to baby male calves - some of who never get mothers milk, or food for the 2 weeks of their lives. If you eat meat - YOU ARE RESPONSIBILE FOR THIS ABUSE.

Cathy P (97)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:15 am
Why can't we be a compassionate society and get this important information to school children so they can make informed decisions?

The question was somewhat rhetorical, I know it is mostly about the money to be made from the suffering of the innocent. I think part of it though is truly that many people enjoy being cruel. Violence is not caused by video games, it is much deeper than that.

Fiona Stonehouse (3)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:47 pm
This is a problem I have wrestled with since childhood. I grew up in a rural area, I eat meat. I do not eat veal and I prefer not to eat 'rubbish' meat. I love dairy food.
I am saddened by the way dairy cows are treated in New Zealand even though we do, by the sounds of it, treat them slightly better than America does. I have my own cows for meat and integration into my 'organic' lifestyle block as I prefer to eat "happy" meat and I keep my family supplied with good quality well cared for meat. I don't process my own diary products - it is very time consuming and a daily commitment to have a dairy animal. One of my girls is 21yrs old - I inherited her when we bought the land. She was a cull cow left behind as she had no value, terrified of humans and didn't like dogs. Now I can give her a good body scratch but she still doesn't like dogs. I consider that my animals are well cared for and respected. I am sure I haven't got it perfect yet but I am trying - I have that luxury which most people don't have and that is land and money and time to develop it as I want. I still have difficulty with the act of killing and don't do it myself. I pay a contractor to do it. I don't feel good about it but the reality of life is death. We are a part of the natural cycle and eating meat is something we have evolved to do. If you choose not to that is fine by me. I agree that the dairy industry needs a good shake up to change the way these animals are treated. Sending animals to big abattoirs is another part of the system that needs to change. They should be killed where they live with minimum stress and taken away to be processed if necessary, not trucked to a killing place that reeks of violence and death.
Keep up the good work educating people about dairy animal welfare.

Merike Lillenberg (52)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted. Crazy!
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