‘Mother Cow’ Looking for Missing Baby to Protest Outside Dairy Show

For Immediate Release:
21 March 2013

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]

PETA Volunteers to Promote Kindness for All Mothers Outside Dairy Show Conference

Hyderabad – A “cow” holding a sign that reads, “My Calf Was Stolen and Killed for Milk! Go Vegan”, will lead People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India volunteers in a protest outside the Dairy Show International Exhibition, Conference & Live Animal Display. The protesters – who will hold signs resembling missing-person posters with a photo of Bhola, a 2-day-old calf – will call attention to the dairy industry’s practice of taking calves from their mothers shortly after birth and cramming them into vehicles for a terrifying journey to the slaughterhouse, where their throats are cut while they are still conscious.

When: Friday, 22 March, 12 noon sharp
Where: Outside the main gate of Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Ltd (HITEX) Exhibition Centre, Hitex Road, Izzat Nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 084

“Just like human mothers, mother cows make milk for their babies not for any business”, says PETA India volunteer Manpreet Singh.”But greedy humans steal the milk and the calves for whom it was intended, even though dairy products are detrimental to human health”.

Mother cows and buffaloes on dairy factory farms spend most of their days confined to tiny stalls. Many are injected with oxytocin by farmers in an effort to force them to produce unnaturally large quantities of milk, and as a result, they often endure severe stomach cramps equivalent to labour pains. Calves on dairy factory farms are either abandoned or killed so that the milk meant for them can be sold to humans.

Dairy products also cause human suffering. The consumption of milk and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Also, a recent report by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India revealed that the majority of the milk consumed in this country is contaminated with detergent, urea and water, which also contains pesticides and heavy metals.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.