Ep. 52: The Pain of Disbudding: How Cows Lose Their Horns
Release Date: 01/23/2019
Cows have horns? Yes. But you won't see them because they're usually removed in a painful process.
Dan Paden, PETA's Director of Cruelty Investigations, talks to Emil Guillermo about how dairy farms routinely mutilate and burn the heads of young calves. A PETA eyewitness has submitted video of the practice to law enforcement in Wisconsin that could lead to criminal cruelty charges.
Dehorning, or dis-budding of cow horns is a mutilation process that subjects young calves to extreme pain. Paden says it's all done for the convenience of the dairy farmers, and not the welfare of the cows.
TAKE ACTION: Read more about dehorning on PETA.org
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