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Suffering in the dairy industry

A cycle of cruelty exists in every glass of milk. Our goal is to help expose it.

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Dairy's Dark Secret


Cows in the dairy industry suffer their entire lives. From the moment they enter this world they are treated like commodities. Special bonds are routinely broken and cows often develop painful medical conditions.

Just like humans, cows only produce milk for their offspring. Therefore, they are forcefully impregnated every year. A female and her offspring are forced through a cycle of cruelty that ends with their slaughter.

By the numbers


1 HOUR

time before a calf is
taken away from mother

100

bits of different cows
in one burger

700,000

calves killed for
veal in the US

9.3 MILLION

cows exploited
for their milk in the US

60%

of US dairy cows are tethered
by their necks indoors

Beyond the cruelty


Cruel dairy has devastating effects on the environment and can be damaging to our health.

Relevant campaigns


Cruelty is standard practice on dairy farms. The public deserves to know the reality inside this secretive industry. Animal Equality conducts investigations and education campaigns that help reduce animal suffering.

ACHIEVEMENTS


The dairy industry is a cruel and secretive industry. But with your support, Animal Equality is exposing the truth and making progress for cows and their calves.

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