This is the profound statement made on the veganelder post: There are none so blind as...
For those who think that it's anthropomorphism to say, consider that even the industry calls the off spring of cows "sons" and "daughters". And anyone with just a bit of knowledge who understands the maternal imperative knows that indeed... Calves are children.
With the truth in mind we can empathize with the horror of having your baby stolen and the terror of being a stolen child:
But what do the robbers say when their (swiped) "goods" are snitched? Listen to what a dairy/veal operator says after the discovery of some missing 1 month-young calves.
A minute in he says "Right now they're living a pretty good life. From here who knows where they're going." The reporter notes how difficult it must be to get into the "cages". The operator goes on to say that they do their best to keep "these things" fed and well maintained... Then Mike Steward of Hilmar Farmwatch states "They don't care it's a calf. They don't view it as a life. They view it as income. And that's sad." He continues that each calf "is worth" about $600.00. The story concludes that these calves are their future... But it's no secret what the fate is for the calves or their mothers.
In a follow up piece a reporter informs us that the calves are in the
The crime is obvious because behind him are the mommas searching for their missing babies!
And here are the children plucked and torn from their mothers!
Hilmar was the one that mutilated this youngster's ear... And "tagged" the pirated life as theirs.
Hilmar is the bandit who usurped this baby from his mother and prevented her from nourishing him. The sour products made from her milk may be labeled "Hilmar" but the milk was pillaged nonetheless.
The final truth is that if you support the industries that steal milk, you support the industries that steal children too.
You can do better than that. We all can. We can wean ourselves and let babies stay with their mothers. We can opt for an ethical vegan life. Thanks to all good children on the planet who do.
And we can all also hope that these calves were rescued to live in sanctuary. They would then surely be one of the Lucky Ones.