It has been over ten years since I have been in a 50 head cow rotary shed.
Cows are more then milking machines and just like any other animals they love their babies. Cows are pregnant for 9 months and their baby is taken from away from them from 1 to 5 days. Cows cry for days after their babies are taken away just like any other animal. Male calves are either killed on the farm with a hammer or sent to slaughter. Female calves grow up to replace there mothers.
Even the most humane farms have cow that go down and never get up. They are dragged to the side of the road and shot in the head and collected for pet food.
New Zealand has turned to producing dairy not only for new Zealand but for the world. This is slowly destroying the clean green image of new Zealand as the run off from the dairy farms goes into the rivers.
Pasteurized milk is just a white liquid fortified with everything that you need.
So what I am saying is just buy plant need milk fortified with everything that you need.
Also watch dairy is scary on YouTube.
Information about rats in laboratories
Laboratory mice and rats are derived from a largely nocturnal and climbing ancestor and as such they retain many of the traits of their wild counterparts – exploratory activity, searching for food and climbing. They also like to compartmentalise their behaviours and often use urine marking and bedding to assist.
The Code of Practice for Housing and Care of Laboratory Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits states: “Animals must be able to perform a variety of natural activities consistent with species specific behaviour, including the opportunity for sufficient exercise within their enclosure”. It also states: “The provision of environmental enrichment for mice and rats should mimic natural habitat and behavioural requirements including in particular tunnelling, foraging, climbing, social groupings and nesting.” The current minimum standards, where these animals are kept in small containers, cannot accommodate the innate behavioural needs of a naturally foraging animal, nor allow for sufficient environmental enrichment.
Rats have a long history in medical research: they were the first mammalian species specifically domesticated to be used in the laboratory
What kind of experiments do rats undergo in Australian laboratories
1. Traumatic Brain Injury to rats by dropping a 450g weight onto their exposed brains
2. Rats subjected to limited nesting stressor and then killed by decapitation
3. Cannabis Increasing Ultrasonic Vocalisations and Cat Odour Avoidance in Rats
4. Feeding junk food to rats
After the experiment the animal is killed or recycled into another experiment. Sometimes animals get a second chance at life, but that is rare.
Methods for killing rats are
1. Co2 gas
3. Stunning and exsanguination (the action of draining a person, animal, or organ of blood.)
4. Cervical dislocation (Cervical dislocation is a common method of animal euthanasia. It refers to a technique used in physical euthanasia of small animals by applying pressure to the neck and dislocating the spinal column from the skull or brain.)