World Society for the Protection of Animals

Where does my milk come from?

Where does my milk come from?


It’s simple, right? Milk comes from cows and cows live in fields. Think again. Across Europe, cows are increasingly being confined in factory-style farms. They may never see the sky, feel the sun, or graze on grass.

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KEEP COWS ON GRASS


Crowded together, ‘indoor’ cows are more likely to suffer from lameness and painful infections. 

Producing huge quantities of milk, cows are often exhausted before their time and culled early, living shorter lives than they should. 

Now we need your help as a consumer to ask the question: Where does my milk come from?

Indoor dairy farming continually drives up the yield of milk from each cow, stripping thousands of animals of the chance to live a natural, healthy life.

Help us tell your supermarket that you are backing WSPA’s call to keep cows on grass. We need to act now before cows disappear from our fields forever.

British fields could be empty of cows in just a decade

In Britain, we still enjoy seeing around 90 per cent of our cows roaming and grazing infields from spring through to autumn. But that vision is under threat. 

In the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest milk producers, a third of cows are now kept behind closed doors. In Denmark, the last decade has seen the number of cows kept indoors rise from 16 per cent to a staggering 67 percent. The same could happen to British cows if British consumers don’t speak up now.  

We need to you to act now for a more humane European dairy industry – one that is better for animals and people – before cows disappear from our fields forever.
 

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