For Immediate Release:
30 October 2019
Black-Clad PETA Protesters Draw Attention to Dairy Industry Horrors
Sydney – Gripping bottles of “milk” with “blood” running down them, a group of black-cloaked PETA supporters wearing cow masks descended on the Royal Botanic Garden today, the day before Halloween, for a spirited protest against the cruel dairy industry. They held signs proclaiming, “Dairy Is Scary!. Go Vegan.”
“Spirit-world spookiness has nothing on the dairy industry, in which cows are forcibly impregnated, separated from their babies, and sent to face the abattoir knife when their milk production wanes,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “This Halloween, PETA is encouraging all kind ghouls and goblins to make the switch away from scary dairy and towards delicious, humane vegan cheeses, milks, and more.”
More photos of the demonstration are available here.
In today’s dairy industry, cows are artificially inseminated – that is, raped – via an inserted syringe and calves are torn away from their loving mothers within a day of birth. Mother cows have been known to wail for their babies for days after their separation. Male calves are often slaughtered for veal, and females are sentenced to the same miserable fate as their mothers.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview.
For more information about the dairy industry, please visit PETA.org.au.