Every year, millions of cows and bulls die in the meat, dairy and leather industries. Since the day they are born, pain and suffering are their constant companions. The horrors these animals endure include extreme crowding, castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning – all without painkillers. Bandit, is a bull that has been chained his whole life. He couldn’t be happier to be rescued from neglect and abuse, and moved to a sanctuary. Bandit doesn’t hold back when it comes to expressing joy and showing his gratitude. SHARE to stop animal cruelty.
Cows are clever, gentle and very sociable animals. They form complex relationships, much like dogs in packs, and they are great mothers. In the U.S. alone, more than 29 million cows suffer and die in the meat and dairy industries every year. Cows on dairy farms are repeatedly artificially impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves until their bodies wear out. For days, they cry for each other frantically, because they form a strong bond right away.
Cows, raised for beef, are sent to filthy outdoor feedlots, where they are fattened for slaughter. The transportation to the slaughterhouse is hell for these animals. Thousands of cows get packed into a truck. They don’t get any water or food, they endure extreme temperatures. Not every cow survives this. Some get frozen to the sides of the trucks. At the slaughterhouse, these animals get a shot in a head, but because the lines move so quickly and many workers are poorly trained, the technique often fails. In those cases, cows remain fully conscious throughout the entire process being skinned and gutted.
When you buy leather products, you directly contribute to factory farms and slaughterhouses. Leather is also terrible for the environment, as it’s responsible for all the pollution caused by the toxins used in tanning. With every pair of leather shoes or a leather bag, you sentence an animal to a lifetime of suffering. Instead, you can choose out of many styles of non-leather shoes, clothing, belts, bags, and wallets.