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An ex-farmer
has said there is ‘nothing okay about dairy farming’ in a recently released video
from animal rights organisation Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE).

In the
video, shared to social media by the New Zealand branch of the organisation,
one woman recounts her work in animal agriculture, explaining why she departed from the industry.

Separation

She
describes having to separate calves from their mothers – being met with fear
and desperation from the calves, while their mothers were ‘beside
themselves’.

Emphasized
also was the fact that the cows have no control over their bodies, or the fate
of their offspring, while they are repeatedly forcefully impregnated – ‘year after
year’.

‘Informed
choice’

Having told
her story, the woman also advised that consumers think twice before purchasing
dairy.

She said: “So
when SAFE and other organisations like them tell you what happens in the dairy
industry, take it on board so you can make and informed choice.”

Emily Court

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...