Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:06

Bare-breasted milk protest

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The Australian dairy industry came under another attack last week - this time from bare-breasted People for the Ethical Treatment of the Animals (PETA) activists.

A group of topless PETA supporters descended on Sydney's iconic Hyde Park last week to protest the dairy industry... by flashing.

They claim that in the Australian dairy industry "mother cows are repeatedly forcibly impregnated and separated from their babies so that humans can drink their milk". This use of emotive language and deliberately comparing cows to humans is a common tactic used by these activists to excite the ignorant.

For what it's worth, the flashers stood bare-chested, with anti-dairy messages painted on their bodies and signs reading "Wean Yourself", "Dairy Is Cruel", and "Not Your Mum? Not Your Milk!"

More like this

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research.

Knife to the heart

OPINION: TVNZ's recent 'Q&A' programme has a lively discussion on methane emissions and how dairy farmers are doing their bit to reduce the sector's emissions.

Surrounded by fools

OPINION: If you ever needed proof that we're surrounded by idiots, and event that occurred during the weekend of the Canterbury floods provided it.

Animal crackers!

This old mutt suggests that if you ever wondered to understand just how crazy the nutjobs who make up animal activist group PETA are, then take a look at their latest call.

National

SIDE heading to Ashburton

For the first time in its 23-year history, the two-day South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is heading to Ashburton.

Open days on feeding calves

A series of open days will run in the North Island this month on controlling feed intake of calves and…

Rankin gets board role

The 2019 Dairy Woman of the Year, Trish Rankin, is joining AGMARDT as an associate board member.

Machinery & Products

Major deal for AgriQuip

New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim…

Giant stands tall on goat farm

A Dutch Giant is playing such an important role at Schuler Brothers' Te Aroha West goat farming operation that the…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Nestle's admission

OPINION: It is the biggest dairy company in the world but Nestle is under pressure after admitting that more than…

Milk is healthy

OPINION: Promoters of 'healthy' plant-based 'milk' take note! Regular consumption of cow milk is not associated with increased levels of…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter