Independent Left are proud to fully endorse the statement of the National Animal Rights Association after the showing on 10 July 2023 of Fran McNulty’s exposure of the terrible practices in Ireland’s dairy industry. It provides yet another case study of why we should end animal farming.
The statement in full:
After watching tonight’s RTE Investigates documentary, ‘Milking It: Dairy’s Dirty Secret’, we at NARA would like to say how horrified, sickened, and yet not surprised we are by what we saw.
The use and abuse of the female cows, and the use, abuse and violence to the calves are just a small insight as to the suffering all animals endure at the hands of humans involved in animal agriculture.
RTE’s documentary highlights a lot, but missed a great opportunity to discuss actual animal rights. Such as discussing veganism and why we shouldn’t be using any animal for any reason in the first place. They also could have ventured into the concept of helping farmers transition into non-animal agriculture.
If you are truly as horrified by what you saw as we are, the only way to stop the continued, horrific physical, mental and emotional violations you witnessed is to adopt a vegan diet immediately. Proposals of improved welfare standards are just desperate attempts by the industry to fool consumers into believing that there is a kind way of using, abusing and killing animals – when we all know there isn’t.
In Ireland there is no excuse for not being vegan. No one can say they are “not aware” of the suffering anymore. We encourage everyone to please do the right thing and go vegan, starting from NOW – and if you need help, let us know!