For Immediate Release:
3 April 2018
PETA VIDEO SHOWS CRUELTY BEHIND AUSTRALIAN MILK SOLD INTERNATIONALLY
PETA Exposé Shows Systemic Abuse at Dairy Farm Co-Operative Exporter
Sydney – A new PETA video exposé featuring footage from a dairy farm supplying Norco – an Australian co-operative that sells milk to ALDI and Woolworths, as well as exporting almost half a million litres to China each year – shows a worker violently bludgeoning a calf to death with a hammer, sick and lame animals left without needed veterinary treatment for days, and a live cow being dragged by the neck through the mud after repeated attempts to kill her with a bolt gun fail.
“Cows on this typical farm suffered mightily and with no justification,” says PETA Head of Campaigns Mimi Bekhechi. “All calves born on dairy farms are treated cruelly: they are torn from their mothers and slaughtered. If we drink cows’ milk, that’s what we are supporting.”
In China, Norco sells under its own brand and also as New South Wales Milk, charging between AU$7 and AU$9 per litre. The co-operative also sells its products in Japan and the Philippines.