Foreword by Philip Wollen OAM
Like most people, I once believed that dairy was the bucolic, peaceful image of green pastures and crystal streams, rolling hills and the poetry of Wordsworth and Shelley. Little did I know that behind the dairy walls was a cruel industrial juggernaut, a vile gulag of despair… Read More
This is the story of Bobby, a dairy calf. Bobby was permanently taken from his mum when he was just 12 hours old. There is nothing unusual in this; the same thing happens to 800 000 other male calves in Australia every year. As a male and obviously unable to produce milk, Bobby had no value in the dairy industry. From the moment he was born, he was regarded as merely an unwanted ‘waste product’ of the dairy industry and treated accordingly… Read More
Meet Bobby’s mum, Daisy, a female dairy cow. Just like Bobby, she was taken away from her mum too. Then, at just 7 weeks old, she endured the disbudding of her horns. This common procedure, undertaken to stop her horns growing, involved removing her horn-buds with a hot iron scoop. This was very painful for Daisy, especially as she was given no pain relief during this ordeal… Read More
Dairy & Health
Despite what the dairy industry would have you believe, consumption of dairy isn’t necessary: In fact, there’s significant scientific evidence indicating that it’s harmful to your body – something we’ll explore via independent, credible sources that provide factual information. We’ll also touch on why we’ve been told, for so long, that dairy is good for us… Read More
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