Has anyone seen the new tv add promoting their permeate free milk? this might jog your memory. The add has about half a dozen dairy cows in the background standing in a beautiful green grass padock eating the long grass. I think it's funny that people believe that's the environment the cows milk come from.
Well the paddocks they chill in when not being milked are similar to the ones on the ad, however it's when it comes to milking time that is the biggest case of animal cruelty I've ever seen.
Riding on a quad behind the herd, driving closer and closer to them to push them down the hill and into the "yard" before the milking machines, which consists of about a metre deeps worth of "mud", also known as Cow feces. Alot of the cows at this stage get stuck and when they see the workers coming with the big rubber tubes, sketch out and fall over.
Amongst many other things mentioned in my blog post, the paddocks they stay in are probably the most humane part out of the whole process.