USA: Dairy is Dead on Arrival.

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Dairy is dead on arrival:

Dec 2020 Update: The New York Times published a story featuring our investigation, asking “Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?” Our answer: Unequivocally, yes. “Some farms might be less cruel than others, but there is no such thing as cruelty-free milk.” – Erica Meier, President of Animal Outlook


VICTORY: Shortly after we released our hard-hitting footage inside Dick Van Dam Dairy, Dairy Farmers of America dropped this facility as a supplier. While this is a big step in the right direction, we’re not letting DFA off that easily. Join us in urging the dairy giant to shift 20% of its supply chain to plant-based alternatives.

After a two-year career working undercover inside several factory farms, Animal Outlook investigator Erin Wing now reveals her identity, stepping out of the shadows to shine a light on the stomach-churning horrors she witnessed at her most recent — and last — investigation at Dick Van Dam Dairy, a factory farm in Southern California.

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Dairy: Dead On Arrival

Animal Outlook investigator reveals her identity and exposes the truth behind the closed doors of the dairy industry.

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Dec 2020 Update: The New York Times published a story featuring our investigation, asking “Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?” Our answer: Unequivocally, yes. “Some farms might be less cruel than others, but there is no such thing as cruelty-free milk.” – Erica Meier, President of Animal Outlook


VICTORY: Shortly after we released our hard-hitting footage inside Dick Van Dam DairyDairy Farmers of America dropped this facility as a supplier. While this is a big step in the right direction, we’re not letting DFA off that easily. Join us in urging the dairy giant to shift 20% of its supply chain to plant-based alternatives.


After a two-year career working undercover inside several factory farms, Animal Outlook investigator Erin Wing now reveals her identity, stepping out of the shadows to shine a light on the stomach-churning horrors she witnessed at her most recent — and last — investigation at Dick Van Dam Dairy, a factory farm in Southern California.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GM5lwhO2RvY?&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://animaloutlook.org&wmode=transparent While there, Erin documented some of the most egregious cruelties she has seen in her career, along with barbaric (yet standard) dairy industry practices. She was also able to rescue a calf who now lives at a sanctuary (more on the calf rescue below).

What Erin witnessed was one of many dairy farms in its death throes with innocent cows caught in the middle of a battle between a world progressing and an industry fighting tooth and nail to keep us entrenched in the past.

This shocking footage underscores the urgency to end this inherently cruel industry once and for all. It’s time for consumers to ditch dairy, and for companies like Dean Foods to pivot to vegan products.

Animal Outlook’s undercover footage revealed:

• Cows so sick or injured they are unable to walk subjected to extremely cruel treatment by workers who sprayed them in the face with high powered water hoses; kicked, jabbed and shocked them; and closed metal gates on them.

• Workers routinely lifting these so-called “downer” cows with a tractor and dragging them with a metal device called a “hip clamp.” They lifted one suffering cow this way and dangled her almost 20 feet in the air to move her over a wall, and then dragged her backward over a cement slab.

• Sick cows left to suffer without medication, veterinary care or euthanasia. They languished for days until they died on their own, with no access to food or water while they were unable to stand.

• Workers and a manager hitting cows with wooden canes and metal pipes in daily acts of extreme aggression and violence, sometimes as a form of retaliation against the animals.

• Workers and managers punching and kicking cows, and twisting their tails.

• Squalid and filthy conditions – cows forced to walk through thick feces and newborn calves unable to escape thousands of flies covering their fragile bodies.

• Shocking mortality rates of cows and calves, as well as high rates of injuries and illnesses – likely resulting from the putrid conditions and lack of care and treatment. One calf was born dead,  and was pulled roughly from his or her mother. The mother cow didn’t have the benefit of pain management during this incredibly painful and rough incident.

• Cows repeatedly shocked with an electric prod as they were taken away to slaughter.

• Workers cruelly using automated gates to try to force cows to move in tightly packed spaces.

Regards Mark

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