From a purely vegan perspective China is often seen as a land of contradictions. Historically – arguably due to widespread poverty – it is a country with comparatively low meat and dairy production but also has a generally terrible record on the treatment of the animals they kept for slaughter and other cultural activities
Juliet Gellatley (Founder and Director of Viva!) debates ‘Is Meat A Moral Issue’ on BBC’s Sunday Morning Live.
Painted by Philip McCulloch-Downs (acrylic on canvas board).
Painted for Viva! (www.viva.org.uk) in support of their campaign against the dairy industry.
All these faces are from current cattle markets in the U.K. as of May 2015. None have been altered in any way.
Over 5000 species of mammal produce milk to feed their young.
One species continues to drink it after weaning.
This they steal from another animal.
Cows produce milk to feed their babies - just like humans. It flows for the best part of a year and then stops. More milk requires more babies. That's the reality of dairy farming - the visible, obvious side of the industry. But there is another, cruel, much darker side to dairy which few see much and even fewer know about.