Cow Ribbon Campaign: Maybelle’s Story

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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Maybelle’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (May 12th), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part two in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to do with


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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (it’s on May 12th!), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 3

This is part 3 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I covered pigs, chickens, and turkeys.  Now it’s time for the cows. Though meat in general is considered masculine, there is certainly no meat more manly than beef. (As usual, click through for the


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Farm Sanctuary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Our 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is on September 29th–less than a week!–so I thought I would share a story about my visit to their northern California shelter in Orland. A year and a half ago, over spring break, my friend Sigrid and I decided to take a road trip


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Walk for Farm Animals: the Cattaraugus 60

Since Liberation BC’s 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on September 29th, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters. (It’s also time to register and get started fundraising!) This is part of a series of farm animal stories on our


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Successful Demo for Mother’s Day!

Liberation BC launched a cow-led search party on Wednesday May 9th to find calves that are stolen by the millions each year from mother cows by the Canadian dairy industry.  We gathered to promote our Cow Ribbon Campaign, which raises awareness about the suffering of mother cows and encourages the public to choose dairy alternatives.


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Mother’s Day: Harry and William’s Story

This is part three in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? Harry and William were born in 2011.  Like the mothers of Arnold and his friends, Harry and William’s mothers are anonymous, lost to the industry like so many other dairy cows.  They may still be alive, suffering through repeated artificial inseminations


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Mother’s Day: The Story of Arnold and Friends

This is part two in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? We can’t tell you about the mothers who gave birth to Arnold and his friends, but we know that they are only a few of the millions of dairy cows who are impregnated year after year only to lose their


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Mother’s Day: Sadie’s Story

This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet?   Sadie is from a typical dairy farm. She was impregnated four times and all of her babies were taken from her immediately after birth. Her male calves were sold as veal and her female calves were used to replace adult dairy


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Abuse at Conklin Dairy Farms, not an anomaly

I think by now everyone has seen or at least heard about the 4 minute undercover investigation video released by Mercy for Animals earlier this week. Workers at Conklin Dairy Farms in Ohio engaged in sadistic abuse of the animals they are paid to care for. Calves having their heads stomped on, diary cows tied


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