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.
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'.
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 is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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