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.)