I was somehow directed to this video describing the plight of the Dairy cow. I was aware before but I guess someone or something out there thought I needed a reminder. I am usually not one to watch Mercy for Animals videos because I find them so upsetting that I cry and cry and scream at the cruelty I witness in these videos and have a difficult time getting over it. (for days- in much the same way I saw a raccoon getting skinned alive on the documentary about the founder of PETA. That stayed with me for weeks and I had nightmares.) I have been told that I need to stop watching these videos in order for me to be happy. I have cut down but my twitter and Facebook feeds bring me stuff anyway.
This video about the Plight of dairy cows is a low key and powerful one. It looks at the words a dairy cow might say about the calf that is taken from her shortly after birth so that she may provide milk for humans. It is not graphic until the very end and I found my self crying at this video and saying “you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me at the images I saw of dairy farm workers abusing cows and their calf’s. It is so heart breaking and makes me so sad for dairy cows and makes me wonder what type of horrible human being can act this way toward an animal?? I want to beat the shit out of those people. I feel powerless to do anything about it. I feel that even if I don’t drink milk there will be thousands of others that will so my stopping is like spitting in the ocean. I have really tried to cut down on dairy especially milk recently. I know how horrible these cows have it. I KNOW.
My husband and I are not vegans, we are not even vegetarians. Sometimes I am in the grocery store and feel extreme guilt and sadness when I look at the refrigerators full of beef, chicken and pork. We often substitute soy products in place of meat products, but not always. We do a once a week meatless night where there are not animal products at all.
I wish it didn’t have to be this way for the animals on the earth. I don’t know why people cannot see them for the beautiful creatures that they are and not abuse them. We have beef cows in a field near my residence they are frequently changed. I watch fuzzy babies grow to beautiful adults and then they disappear and more babies come in and I watch those grow up to be beautiful grey, brown, black and black and white adult cows. It makes me sad to know that one day they will end up on a feed lot and eventual slaughter. See my entry entitled NO Fear??