Animal rights protestors urge shoppers to mooooove away from dairy
PUBLISHED: 17:11 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 28 March 2017
They claim dairy cows are the 'hardest working mothers'
A Bromley animal charity held a protest in the town centre on Mother’s Day in a bid to take action against ‘Britain’s hardest working mothers’ - the dairy cow.
The activists from Passive Pressure, dressed up as cows and handed out leaflets revealing the fate of the animals to passers by.
In a statement released by the campaigners, they state: “The dairy cow truly is the hardest worked of all mothers – nurturing a growing baby inside her while simultaneously producing up to 39 litres of milk a day (enough for seven calves). And to keep that milk flowing she must give birth to a calf every year, having just a few precious hours with her newborn before they’re dragged away – never to be seen again. As a final insult, her breast milk – meant to nourish her baby – is stolen and sold.”
Passive Pressure campaigner, Jan Yarker, said: “It’s time to see dairy milk for what it is – breast milk of another species meant for their newborns. People can only ever consume cow’s milk, organic or not, it if the calf is removed. One hundred thousand male calves are shot (or killed in another manner) each year whilst females replace their mothers in the system.
“People often don’t realise we’re not meant to drink milk of another species and that it’s not even healthy. The dairy industry will always claim otherwise but it’s nothing more than advertising.”
The event is a part of Viva!’s Britain’s Hardest Working Mother campaign. Viva! have lifted the lid on modern dairy farming, and exposed the mental and physical suffering inflicted on cows. They have also published reports on the impact of consumption of dairy products on human health.