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New calf abuse video rocks the dairy industry.

November 17, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Adventures of Dairy Carrie... I think I Need a Drink!

On Thursday a new undercover video showing abuse of dairy calves in Colorado was released by  the animal rights group, Compassion Over Killing. The video shows calves being handled roughly, it shows dead calves and it shows footage that makes my heart hurt. The video was shot in an area of Colorado that is still dealing with the aftermath of the extreme flooding that hit the state this summer, it’s an area that is filled with farms and agriculture and it’s home to a good friend of mine who dairy farms with her husband. When I saw the video the very first person I called was Ashley.

I met Ashley this last winter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We were both there as participants in the Holstein Foundation’s Young Dairy Leadership Institute (YDLI).  Ashley is a hilarious woman who stands out in crowd and she and I became fast friends…

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