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'dairy cow' fetuses

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'dairy cow' fetuses
    ura soul
    by ura soul

    SLAUGHTER OF PREGNANT "DAIRY" COWS

    What you are looking at is the calf fetuses of slaughtered "dairy" cows. All "dairy" cows, whether pregnant or not, are eventually killed. Organic or not, this is a standard practice within the dairy industry. Because statistics are not available for the US (as far as we know), here is some info by a welfare organization in the UK in order for you to get an idea of how bloody the dairy industry is:

    • How many pregnant animals are killed?

    DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK) say that they do not see any justification for recording the number of pregnant animals who are slaughtered. However, a scientific paper published by the British Cattle Veterinary Association reveals that in the UK alone, at least 150,000 pregnant cows are sent to slaughter each year. At least 40,000 of these cows are in the last stages of their pregnancy and are bearing calves who may be capable of independent life. 90% of the slaughtered pregnant cows are "dairy" cows.

    • How are the animals killed?

    Stunning techniques are frequently inadequate and that animals routinely regain consciousness whilst bleeding to death. After animals have been stunned, they are knifed and left to bleed out for 20 seconds (sheep and pigs) or 30 seconds (cattle).

    • Do unborn animals suffer as their mothers are slaughtered?

    The RSPCA's chief veterinary officer states, "The problem with killing heavily pregnant ewes is that if you shoot them in the head, the foetus does not die instantly with the mother, and it is a prolonged and rather horrible death."

    When asked about the slaughter of pregnant cows, Professor Donald Broom (Cambridge University animal welfare specialist) said, "After stunning and bleeding, the cow will be dead. The calf will also die but a little later - probably 30-90 seconds." This means that the foetus would still be living while his/her mother's front feet, head and possibly hide are removed. Nobody is sure of the exact moment when foetuses die. It is possible that they may still be living when the mother is disembowelled.

    Gabriele Meurer MRCVS, a former official veterinary surgeon, says, "Sometimes when these creatures are hanging on the line bleeding to death, you can see the unborn calves kicking inside their mothers' wombs. I, as a vet, am not supposed to do anything about this. Unborn calves do not exist according to the regulations. I just had to watch, do nothing and keep quiet. It broke my heart. I felt like a criminal..."

    Source: www.viva.org.uk

     * Slaughter of a pregnant "dairy" cow in Turkey:www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=237633482964591

    * A pregnant "dairy" cow on her way to slaughter in the US runs for her life & the life of her baby and makes it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KMUVF2-AMY
    * To learn how the dairy industry operates (including organic):
    www.humanemyth.org/happycows.htm

     * To learn how the goat dairy industry operates (including organic):www.fb.com/photo.php?fbid=299973473442531

     * YOUR GUIDE to VEGANISM (includes dairy-free milk, yogurt, butter, ice cream, cheese, etc. products): www.fb.com/BloodyDairy/notes