Is this the same campaign from earlier this year? The time off feed campaign?
Yes it is, does any1 know what is the current update on the tome off feed? i know when i bought the 2 dairy calfs from the sale that "Bugsii" hadent been fed since she was born, with was 24 hours befor the sale and "Bambi" hadent been fed 32 hours befor the sale
Yep Animals Australia is still pushing for a less starvation inducing 'time off feed' (or TOF) standard.
The industry is still trying to have that set at 30 hours (I can't even imagine that, I'm hungry now and I only ate 2 hours ago!)
Without getting too much into the boring legislation side of things, the Ministers were supposed to make a decision last week - but couldn't - however they were only choosing between 2 options - 24 hours or 30 hours - neither is great if you ask me!
Anyway there's some more info here http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/bobby-calf-public-consultation.php
Right now, ditching dairy, sharing this info (seriously, even my ultra smarty pants mum didn't realise this hidden cruelty before I told her!), and encouraging others to ditch dairy (yep mum's vegan now too!
) is a huge step to reducing demand for milk and ...reducing the cruelty.
That link has emails to ministers who'll be making the decisions if you feel so inclined!
And HUGE congrats to everyone that's gone vegan to help these babies, and to Shanii for being a saving grace.