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Rice milk and soy milk are great dairy-free milk alternatives.

Got (Dairy-Free) Milk?

(BE GREEN/VEGANISM) Got (Soy) Milk? Got (Almond) Milk? Did you know these dairy alternatives boast more calcium than whole milk? Unlike the alternatives, dairy products contain such high amounts of fat and cholesterol that they can be considered unhealthy. And because cow milk is intended for calves, it’s no surprise that over 75 percent of […]

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rescued dairy cow cuddles with a dog and boy

Dairy Cow Cuddles Sweeter Than Ice Cream

(FARM ANIMALS/COWS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This cow named Salvador was rescued from a Chilean dairy farm where he was fated to be killed and sold as veal. Fortunately the nonprofit organization, Animal Libre, stepped in and saved him from slaughter. — Global Animal

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It takes 1,000 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk. Photo Credit: Associated Press

Kentucky Takes The Bull By The Horns With Ban On Veal

(FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL WELFARE) KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission has finally decided to ban veal crates, becoming the eighth state to prohibit the cruel practice. Although this ruling is a positive one, Kentucky has yet to ban other inherently cruel factory farming practices, including keeping breeding pigs in gestation crates and tail docking […]

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Dairy cows have been seen returning to the barn when the sun goes dark during a total solar eclipse.

Dairy Cows Get Second Chance At Life

(FARM ANIMALS/COWS) GERMANY — When cows are no longer able to produce milk or calves, they are often surrendered to slaughterhouses—which is hardly appropriate compensation for the farm animals’ years of hard work. However, Anke Heublein, founder of the fundraising club, Save the Cows in Rhein-Berg, believes these hardworking animals deserve a second chance at […]

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Colorado dairy farm is being investigated for it's cruelty towards calves.

Footage Reveals Dairy Farm’s Shameful Secrets

(FARM ANIMALS) A Compassion Over Killing (COK) investigation has Colorado dairy farm Quanah Cattle Co. (QCC) in hot water. Undercover footage shows the dairy farm engaging in blatant animal abuse and negligence towards newborn calves. Investigators witnessed farm workers dragging calves by their legs, and violently throwing them onto trucks. Thanks to the video evidence […]

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<p>McDonald's said it will phase out pig farmers who use sow gestation stalls, which the Humane Society of the U.S. likens to "iron maidens." The pork industry doesn't see it that way. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States</p>

Review Of “Speciesism: The Movie”, A Film That Speaks For The Silenced

(MOVIE REVIEW)Director Mark Devries’ Speciesism: The Movie is an eye-opening, yet fresh take on the array of atrocities brought on by the factory farming industry. Most film reviews will note the horrific images throughout the farming industry, but it’s the director’s experiences that makes the film truly relatable. The documentary follows Devries on a personal journey, as he uncovers the […]

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<p>A downer dairy cow too sick or injured to walk lies on the ground at the Hallmark Meat Packing Company in Chino, Calif. Photo Credit: AP Photo, Humane Society of the United States</p>

Is Animal Advocacy Now A Crime?

(POLITICS) Animal advocates have exposed some of the biggest farm animal abuse cases to date. Now, state legislators are introducing laws that will make it more difficult for animal defenders to investigate cruelty and food safety cases. Bills of this nature are pending all across the U.S. with some going as far as making it […]

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<p>Cattle Farmer Bob Bansen treats his dairy cows like family and knows all by name. Photo Credit: Susan Seubert from the New York Times </p>

Cruelty Free Farmer Names His Dairy Cows

(FARM ANIMALS) OREGON — All hope is not lost for inhumanely treated farm animals. Bob Bansen, an Oregon dairymen, raises his cows to be happy cows. Naming each of his 230 “girls,” Bansen knows each of his cattle from head to udder. In addition to the farmer’s personal acquaintance with his cows, his secret to healthy […]

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Social interactions between cows can influence their health, welfare and milk yield. Photo Credit: REX

Crucial Friendships In The Fields

(FARM ANIMALS) The value of friendship is immeasurable, as studies say maintaining these relationships can improve mental and physical health, add years to your life and ensure an overall happy wellbeing. Researchers in the UK are highlighting this factor during a study on cow social structure and interactions. Scientists are hoping to determine how social interactions […]

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Mark Bittman: You Don’t Need Milk

(COMPASSIONATE LIVING) In a recent New York Times op-ed piece, famed food writer Mark Bittman talks about the adverse effects of dairy. Bittman is the author of How To Cook Everything Vegetarian, and working on a new cookbook Vegan Before Six. Giving up dairy might be just the answer to various health concerns. Not to mention, the […]

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<p>An unorthodox pairing: cows and waterbeds. Photo credit: Chris Stephens/The Plain Dealer</p>

Dairy Farmers Profit From Kindness

(FARM TECHNOLOGY) Richard Conrad surprised the farming world last year when he shelled out $70,000 for cow water beds. The Conrad dairy farm believed that if you make cows more comfortable and happy they will produce more and better quality milk. Conrad has been very happy with the results and now other farmers are following suit with even […]

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<p>How many sick cows go unnoticed just because there is no proof disease can be passed into milk? Photo credit: </p>

Infected Dairy Cow “No Big Deal,” Says USDA

(ANIMAL NEWS) CALIFORNIA — The USDA has confirmed that they have discovered a dairy cow infected with mad cow disease at a rendering plant for sick and diseased animals in California. They assert that there is “no cause for alarm” because no part of the animal entered the food supply, and that the plant processes […]

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<p>Teenage girls are not the only ones making BFFs. Cows have very complex friendships, and when they are isolated from their companions, they experience separation anxiety. Photo credit: APEX</p>

Mother Cow Proves Animals Love, Think & Act

(TOUCHING TALES) A dairy cow made the tough choice to hide one of her calves after giving birth to twins. As her fifth birth, the cow remembered her previous agony and knew that both of her babies would be taken away, unless she tried to save one. The intelligence and care displayed by this mothering cow […]

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<p>An unorthodox pairing: cows and waterbeds. Photo credit: Chris Stephens/The Plain Dealer</p>

Dairy Farm Cows “Spoiled” With Waterbeds

(FARM TECHNOLOGY) The cows of Conrad Farms, a dairy farm/livestock spa in Ohio, have been lounging atop waterbeds for nearly a year now. Not a bad life for these Ohio cows. The waterbeds have not only produced a higher-quality milk, but have also promoted better overall health for the cows. This progressive investment in a […]

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