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How do we know that cows miss their babies like human moms would miss theirs?
Countless observers have witnessed the mournful bellows and cries of a mother cow who has lost her baby.
To quote author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, in The Face on Your Plate, “John Webster, Emeritus professor of animal husbandry at Bristol Universit’s Clinical Veterinary Science Department, who is widely considered the world’s leading authority on dairy cows, acknowleges that the removal of her calf is the single worst incident in the life of a dairy cow.” And this trauma happens repeatedly to cows on dairy farms.
Even cattle industry enthusiast and advisor Temple Grandin acknowledges the emotional pain of cows when their babies are taken from them. Upon visiting a dairy farm with author Oliver Sacks shortly after the baby calves were taken from their mothers, and seeing a mother cow anxiously looking for her calf, Grandin remarked, “That’s one sad, unhappy, upset cow. She wants her baby…It’s like grieving, mourning—not much written about it. People don’t like to allow them thoughts or feelings.”
Cows are very emotional. At Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, the cows, one by one, said tender goodbyes to a member of the herd who was dying. At Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Norman, a rescued veal calf, went into a two-month long depression after his bovine friend died. At Farm Sanctuary, the cows give welcoming moos to new arrivals. Then there is Justice, a rescued cow who was helped by a fellow cow when he was new at the sanctuary and now—paying it forward—spends time with every new sanctuary animal, regardless of species, and has an amazing calming effect. Cows have emotional machinery that is similar to that of humans, and scientists have confirmed cows’ emotional responses.
But we don’t need scientific studies to observe the obvious. The twelfth century physician and rabbi Maimonides recognized the similarities in motherly love between humans and animals: “There is no difference between the worry of a human mother and an animal mother for their offspring. A mother’s love does not derive from the intellect but from the emotions, in animals just as in humans.”
Respect motherhood—ditch dairy.
Don’t cows sometimes reject their babies?
Infrequently, this will happen. This is no excuse to remove all babies from their mothers. Furthermore, dairies remove babies from cows who are clearly mothering their calves tenderly and diligently, showering the baby with loving attention. Dairies routinely break one of the strongest, most beautiful, most important bonds in nature. They do this to increase profit.