Farmwatch NZ has conducted a robust investigation into widespread cruelty in the New Zealand dairy industry. Their report was presented to the public on ‘Sunday’ TV1 @ 7:00 pm. The footage was sent to the NZ Ministry of Primary Industries 2 months ago, but the regulator has yet to take action against the people responsible.
The TV show only used clips from the original Farmwatch surveillance videos. The full version may be viewed below – viewer discretion is advised as some screens are incredibly brutal and violent.
The Dark Side of the NZ Dairy Industry
I don’t want to hurt farmers but I do want to expose what goes on in farms. We saw calves being torn from their mothers and left in the hot sun for hour after hour; thrown into trucks and then beaten to death.”
E2NZ is asking the NZ SPCA to investigate the people responsible for this barbarity and hold them to account in a court of law.
When the world sees this footage, how will international consumers react when they see the endemic cruelty behind the New Zealand dairy industry?
There has to be a better way:
Many Carter, from another organisation SAFE, reckons an estimated 1.5 million calves are the unwanted ‘by product’ of the dairy industry, and says that the Ministry for Primary Industries allegedly only has 10 inspectors for the whole of New Zealand.
It might mean bludgeoning them on the farm, it might mean sending them off to the slaughterhouse, but they’re worthless to them,” Carter said.
Further regulation was needed through legislative reform to monitor issues around animal welfare, as the present approach was “absolutely ridiculous,” she said.
“I guess there’s two issues. There’s the welfare of calves on the farm, and is it being monitored, which we know it’s not because MPI, Ministry for Primary Industries, has only 10 inspectors for the whole country which is absolutely ridiculous.
“The second issue is the dairy industry cruelty as a whole, the inherent cruelty in the industry which can’t be resolved.”
Bobby calves killed at a slaughterhouse often did not fare better than those killed on the farm, picked up at four days old and transported distances of 100 kilometres or more to be slaughtered, Carter said…” more here
Feel strongly about this abuse and inhumane treatment? the answer is in your hands – stop buying New Zealand dairy products.
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