What Happens to The Calves?In New Zealand alone, two million unwanted calves are killed annually. The investigation showed two helpless calves being dragged by their legs across a blood-soaked floor. They had been brutally kicked and slaughtered by being clubbed on the head with a hammer and stabbed in the neck. Another calf was still writhing in agony after being hit and stabbed.
Calves are intelligent sentient creatures who can feel the joy and pain. But to the dairy industry, they are mere products. The females will suffer the same miserable lives as their mothers. The males are of no use to the dairy industry and will be discarded and destroyed as a superfluous by-product. These babies, torn from their mothers and slaughtered by millions to fuel our dairy consumption are known as bobby calves. Globally, the dairy industry is responsible for the slaughter of 21 million calves per year.