Repost from @belinda_vegan
- Dehorning: Dairy’s Dark Secret
Many people are surprised to learn that nearly all cows used for milk are born with tissue that will develop into horns. That’s because most farmers remove the sensitive horn tissue or the horns themselves from the cows’ skulls using searing-hot irons, caustic chemicals, blades, or handsaws.
Animals often struggle violently and are therefore held still manually or in a “head bail” (a metal apparatus for restraining a cow by the neck) during the painful dehorning process, which is frequently performed without painkillers and results in severe pain that lasts for hours and can become chronic. Dr. William Muir, a professor of animal sciences at Purdue University, describes dehorning as “a bloody and painful process that no one likes to do.” A Vermont farmer who breeds cows for the dairy industry has admitted that only about 10 percent of calves who are dehorned receive proper pain medication.
This is what animal agriculture does to babies. The easiest and most effective way for consumers to spare cows the misery of farms is to stop buying cow’s milk and other dairy “products” and choose instead from the numerous #plantbased
milks, cheeses, yogurts, coffee creamers, and ice creams available in grocery stores.
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🛑*Reposted from the account of @abbyswen98
who stated; Just another casual day in vet assisting:) and no, the calf isn't in pain.
REALLY ABBY? If this were done to you or your child, I'm sure you would feel differently. Wake up! Stop supporting animal abuse and cruelty. Veterinarians are supposed to help animals not harm them.
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