Oscar-nominated
actor Casey Affleck helps PETA expose the gruesome mutilation of cows who have their horns and
sensitive horn tissue sliced or burned from their skulls on dairy farms nationwide.

Most
people don’t realize that cows used for their milk are born with tissue that
will later develop into horns, a fact that is purposefully hidden from
consumers. Instead, farmers “dehorn” cows by using caustic chemicals, searing-hot irons, or guillotine-like devices
to destroy the horns or developing horn tissue.

“Cows and calves struggle desperately during dehorning,”
Casey reveals in his new exposé. “Thrashing, tossing their heads, rearing up,
switching their tails, bellowing, and collapsing to the ground—all signs of
severe pain and distress. All these procedures are routinely performed without
giving the animals any painkillers whatsoever.”

A cow’s natural lifespan is about 25 years, but cows used by the
dairy industry are killed after only four or five years. After being forced to
produce four and half times the milk they would naturally, cows’ exhausted bodies
are turned into soup, companion animal food, or low-grade hamburger meat
because they are too “spent” to be used for anything else.

The
easiest way for you to help cows abused for their milk is to stop buying it. You
can try out delicious, healthy, and cruelty-free nondairy milks, cheeses, ice
creams, and more from this
list
 and then join Casey in taking the pledge to go vegan today!

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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