Here’s just another little known (ugly) detail about the practices within the cattle industry…
Seems that between 8 – 10% of newborn cattle may be left without the nourishment from their mothers. Their mothers may die at birth or have other issues that prevent her from feeding her young… So bottle feeding might be a very good alternative to nourish the little orphan.
Or there’s this method too:
“Give the cow opportunities to accept the calf without restraint. Rubbing or tying the skinned hide (skin over the back along with the tail) of the nurse cow’s dead calf onto the grafted calf can transfer scent and encourage the cow to accept the new calf.”
Those of us who are familiar with how worthless a male dairy calf is, aren’t too surprised at the “class” structure even for farmed animals. Here, for the convenience of not having to feed the calf themselves, they kill a dairy cow’s baby, so she can nurse a “beef” cow instead… And they trick her with the bloody hide from her own young.
I don’t know about you — But I think this is what ogres do…
Please, don’t support any animal using industries – Go Vegan.