Desperate mother cow follows her baby calf as he is taken away for slaughter

In a desperate attempt to help her baby calf as he is carted away by farmers heading to the slaughter houses for veal, the mother cow’s deep maternal cries are heartbreaking. It was a day the young calves were separated from their mothers; it was a day that sentient mother cows mourned the loss of their babies. Tragically, this is the sad reality of the meat industry, and even though this scene is not taking place in the United States, there’s no reason to think conditions are any better in farming counties across America.

The video, posted on the Facebook page, Glass Walls, an organization that documents the stories of the realities of factory farming and the abuses of the industries supporting cruelty and abject neglect for the welfare of all animals. On the organization’s Facebook page, the details about the video could make any compassionate person sob:

“While traditionally the meat and dairy industries are interlinked, some farms breed cattle for ‘meat production’ only. In these farms calves are normally reared by their mothers until they are involuntarily weaned then fattened and prepared for brutal slaughter. (You can notice the size difference between this cow’s udder and those of dairy cows.)

The video depicts the moment of separation, when the calves are being taken away from their mothers for good. The cows will be inseminated time and time again to produce the next batch of “meat” and will grieve for their lost calves each time they are taken away from them.

In the video a heartless man can be heard laughing ‘I feel like seeing her on the BBQ'”.

Watch the short video here: (It is not graphic – just sad). (Photo for desperate mother cow screenshot via video Facebook of Glass Walls.)

21 replies
  1. Sheri says:

    Thank you….you’ve reinforced my motivation to stop drinking milk and stop eating beef. This is too heartbreaking……

  2. Elaine Briden says:

    Yes…veal is a delicatessen not a necessity. Thats terrible. Maybe these farmers should have their children taken away at a young age, see how they like it. It needs to be shut down

  3. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Il serait juste de faire la même à leur progéniture, ils comprendraient la souffrance qu’ils infligent à ces âmes innocentes. Tous des assassins.

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I have been a vegetarian for most of my life. My husband “converted” 23 years ago after we were married when he realized that meat and meat products were never on the menu and shopping lists…..
      Much healthier way to live……
      Wish more people would be enlightened to see this truth…..
      Video is absolutely heartbreaking…., the Momma cow knows instinctively that her baby is never coming back….. very cruel business…..

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    No one ever takes into account that cows and other animals are living beings that have feelings. Until the laws and law enforcement improves this sort of thing will continue. Heartbreaking situation.

  5. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    So Sad. Those assholes need to know what it feels like to lose their children. This is just HORRIBLE!!!!!

  6. Pamela Bolton says:

    The ONLY way to stop it is to stop EATING MEAT. There are too many other things to eat besides meat. Stop and think about it. You can save MANY lives and suffering.

  7. Kathy says:

    Should be showing more of these videos so people can see the affect of their meat and dairy gluttony! This video is “nice” compared to others I’ve seen.

  8. LESLIE says:

    As a vegetarian for as long as i can remember. ..i can not watch the video, i am already in tears.
    I do have a.great solution for the jerk yelling about a BBQ….how about BBQ his whole family while he watches and feed some hungry wildlife…then just butter him up with gravy and good stuff the the rest of the wildlife can eat his vile being while tied like a hog on a stick. ..
    Bet many people are happy that I’m just me and not important enough to enforce my dreams!

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    No one needs to eat veal – it is cruel and inhumane to treat any animal so cruelly – this poor momma cow wants her baby back – this is no different than someone stealing a human baby. It makes me want to puke. Veal is torture and anyone who eats it has no heart.

  10. Red says:

    I guess if there were no heartless people in the world, there would not be any slaughter. How in the hell can these CREEPS be laughing at this poor momma cow crying as her babies are being taken from her. We would have to be vegans if slaughtering were up to me….. I couldn’t do it.

  11. Meghan says:

    This is why I stopped with Milk but sad thing is learned that a lot A LOT of products, including whey protein, all have milk in it.
    Lastly, the man who filmed this and who is laughing, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. HEARTLESS HEARTLESS HEARTLESS, zero sense of compassion, you must have been missing something as a child!!!!


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