Friday, June 1, 2018

Strolling of the Heifers Parade protest


Twin States Animal Liberation Outreach will be protesting the annual "Strolling of the Heifers" parade on Saturday, June 2nd in Brattleboro, 9:30 - 12:30pm. All those who care about the welfare of animals are invited to join them to help end this cruel, inhumane celebration. Or just boycott the event!

Young calves are paraded down Main Street, Brattleboro as thousands cheer them on to horrific lives of pain, abuse, and early death. These animals have been bred to spend their short lives being serially impregnated, and lactating. They never get to raise their babies, who are removed after birth for later slaughter or impregnation. When the cows are spent at the age of four or five, they are sent to slaughter.

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Video: Beef farmer rescues his cows from the slaughterhouse, could have sold them for $57,000
When his father died in 2011, Jay Wilde took responsibility of running the family farm. For years he has been concerned about the welfare of his cows and the environmental impact of beef farming. Today he’s doing something about it.

32 comments :

  1. I did not see any animal abuse last year at the parade. What are talking about please tell me what animal abuse is.

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    1. Philip Caron6/2/18, 9:52 AM

      I've seen several of these parades, and didn't see any animal abuse in them.

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    2. The protest is of the dairy industry. Baby calves taken from their mothers so humans can have the mother cow's milk. Male calves sent to slaughter at 24 weeks old because they are useless in a dairy operation. They become veal. Female cows forcibly impregnated year after year after year because you can't have milk without pregnancy first. I encourage you to research it yourself. I encourage you to talk to your local dairy farmers. Ask them how long babies stay with their mothers; ask them what happens to the male calves; ask them how the cows are impregnanted every year; ask them what happens to the cows when they can no longer produce milk. Cows are sentient beings who deserve our respect, the same as dogs, cats and all other animals.

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    3. I am ready for a burger and a milk shake. Maybe some fries. Save dirt eat a potato .

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    4. Philip Caron6/3/18, 10:27 AM

      Jenny D, I am aware of those things and more. Pigs may even have it worse, and chickens, wow. They're all narrowly confined for their whole lives, they go crazy, sick or injured animals receive little attention, and abuse happens. Then the products are full of antibiotics and pesticides. I just don't have any better answers; are there really any alternatives to industrializing food? - alternatives that are safer and more humane but provide enough food for the world and are practicable? If the answer is everyone in the world switching to a vegan diet, never mind.

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    5. I don't think anyone ever said saving the world would be easy :-). We have to do what we can. Beef cattle consume the most resources. Pig farms cause the most pollution. If everyone cut out those 2, it would a make a difference. And for those that want to make the biggest difference, going vegan is the best choice.

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    6. With out Pigs, Cows, Milk, what are we to eat and drink, grass? I might go to Brattleboro to this event just to show my support. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. These animals are fine, without humans and farmer to keep them healthy and feed them they would be extinct, you gals and guys are crazy man crazy. I agree with Anoy 5:58 I'm hungry for a burger with bacon and a milkshake.

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    7. Wow - intelligence and originality at its best. Go vegan. At the very least you'll stop embarrassing yourself?

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  2. 1:27 PM, that takes me back to Sophomore English. I know that language anywhere. You tell em Ms. Dodge! Insensitive scoundrels.

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  3. Make mine a snowflake sunday please.

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  4. Move along Bessy, Brattle Burger is just few more yards.

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  5. Help bring an end to Vermont dairy farming by switching to plant-based milks-- almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, yum!

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    1. Kumis is much better. Plus the source can replace those nasty polluting cars and trucks. Which by the way those cars will get even worse after the GOP eliminates the EPA.

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    2. Bye Bye EPA, one of the biggest waste of tax payer dollars ever put together by a Republican. Just like every government program, starts as a good idea and grows out of control.

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    3. how can you say the EPA is a waste any true Vermonter should take protecting environment seriously. Big business is not going to do it in there own

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    4. Roger do you like Pruitt?

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    5. Frank G aka clueless.....the EPA is the most self-important, arrogant and reckless agency in the US government! Ask yourself this, what would happen if YOU released over 5 million gallons of toxic sludge into a pristine Colorado river (Animas R.), poisoned the Navajo Nation's primary source of water, investigated, and fined yourself ZERO DOLLAR$ in fines. What? Nothing, that's what! Don't get me going on the other myriad of abuses this Obama baseball bat has inflicted on the little guy in America!!!!

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    6. PRESIDENT TRUMP is making quick work of the foolish clowns at the EPA......his cure?....hard kick in the nutz!!!! YOU 'GO' MISTER PRESIDENT!!!!!

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    7. I recall several years ago when due to the careless actions of an abutting farmer, two of our locomotives were sent into the Connecticut River in Westminster, VT. Each carried over 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel. We contracted with a heavy lift recovery concern out of Pennsylvania to bring the locos out of the river. THE DOPEY EPA AND DOPEY STATE OF VERMONT HELD THEIR EQUIPMENT UP AT THE BORDER FOR TWO DAYS BECAUSE SOME OF THEIR CRANES DIDN'T HAVE VERMONT FUEL TAX STAMPS.....all the while fuel leaked into the river!!! IDIOT GOVERNMENT REGULATORS!!!!!

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    8. like I said any true Vermonter does care about the enviroment

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    9. Caring about the environment is one thing, I think we all care about the environment. But just as Annyo 6:44 said they cover up their own problems they caused, just to block progress like pipe lines to get jobs and less expensive fuels and gas to and from the US. They also put so many regulations on companies that we can't make any progress. Government Bureaucracies, Trump will rid us of them sooner than later, as long as we can foil the Resistance movement Oh what Resistance movement that to is going bye bye...

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  6. Wish I could have taken part in this demonstration. How staggering, especially in modern times that people still feel the need to exploit and use animals for their pleasures, comforts and profits. Join modern times and stop the barbarism.

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  7. I think what these people are saying is to put Farmers out of work, not just dairy farmers, but someone plants and harvest the corn the cows eat. Someone plants and harvest the grain the cows eat. Someone transports the milk and processes the meat. Farmers in VT beware these leftist are coming for your way of life... from what I've seen a very hard working and wholesome life... Animals over Humans is what they are .saying...that's what I read... Modern Times is not better than then history we have to live by in this Country...

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    1. The end of dairy farming does not equate the end of farming and no one is saying that except you. Please don't make assumptions. If you want to know how people think, ask them.

      Currently, Vermont is a welfare state when it comes to dairy farms. 450k this year alone is going to dairy farmers to help them survive because dairy farming is not profitable. They make on average 24k a year. No one can live on that.

      Some things to ask yourself...Should businesses receive welfare? Why isn't that 450k being used to help farmers grow something that IS profitable? Do other Vermont businesses get welfare and should they? Do vegetable farmers get welfare?

      I know a lot of Vermonters who work real hard and wholesome and still are at poverty. And if they apply for welfare, they get called freeloaders. Funny how it's different for the dairy industry.

      It's time we changed, adapted to our times, and quit stubbornly sticking to things that are not working. Vermont was not always a dairy state. It used to be sheep/wool. Then cotton got real cheap and wool wasn't profitable. The fine hard working people of this state adapted. We can absolutely do it again.

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    2. Ah, grow pot, drink chocolate milk, yum.

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  8. It never fails. Just when I've had all I can stand of the rabid right, the loony left pops up, and reminds me why I became an independent! UGH!

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  9. Having seen and heard many of these vegan animal rights ("they're just sentient beings") types, I just say, this thread has devolved from 'Strolling of the Heiffers' into 'Trolling of the Heiffers'

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    1. You are right, my heifers are vegans, what's the big deal.

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    2. Oh, so you pen heifers? ABUSER!!!....SET MY CHILDREN FREE!!!

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  10. What is Vermont good at exactly? It's a corrupt welfare state where people abuse the system for a hobby. It taxes businesses out to other areas. All the entitlements it forces on existing businesses is disgusting.

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  11. I agree with a Corrupt Welfare State... VT 6th highest in the nation, There is your Welfare, the farming is not what put us there it's the people that put their hand out, and when it's full they put the other one out... and they learn that at the HCRS!

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