Many suffer chronic mastitis, lameness, severe liver damage and painful digestive disorders.
Cows and their calves are separated at birth. Mums will break down fences and walk miles to reunite with their babies. Both cry out for days to be reunited.
Male calves and surplus females are reared for veal or immediately slaughtered. Millions of cows and their calves are killed every year so humans can consume dairy products.
After approximately 7 years, when the repetitive cycle of abuse has taken its toll and milk production has decreased, cows are sent to slaughter, in some cases while pregnant.
See our Cow Truth page for more information.