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A Factory Farmed Cow's LIFE | #shorts

A Factory Farmed Cow's LIFE | #shorts 

What happens to cattle raised for beef? Approximately 41 million beef cattle are slaughtered in the United States each year. Cattle raised for beef usually start their lives on open range land where they eat a more traditional diet. 

However, cattle are still sometimes branded with hot irons to show ownership. Branding, a century-old custom, is accomplished by placing a hot iron against the animal’s skin and burning the rancher’s mark into the cattle’s flank. Also, they have their ears pierced with identification tags, and males have their testicles cut off. 

Some cattle may have their horns gouged out (de-horning or disbudding) to protect the animals from each other and the humans who are working with them Each of these actions is performed without the use of anesthesia. 

How are cows farmed for dairy products? Nine million dairy cows live in factory farming operations in the United States. To maintain a steady supply of milk, these cows are forced to give birth every year for about three to four years until they are no longer able to produce enough milk to make them financially justifiable to the dairy industry. 

They are then sent to slaughter. Their offspring become part of either the dairy industry if female or the veal industry if male. Regardless of the direction these calves take, they are taken from their mothers immediately following birth.