“…much of the hamburger we consume today is from spent and ailing dairy cows.” – Robert Grillo, Free From Harm


My name is Robert Grillo, and I am the founder and editor of Free from Harm. I want to share my story with you on why I went off of dairy products. Essentially I learned that much of what we think we know about dairy products has been shaped by the dairy industry itself and the science it has funded as well as the USDA whose job is to promote the dairy industry and its products.

So what did I learn by questioning generations of dairy marketing and mythology? A very different reality. I learned that the dairy industry has a profoundly negative impact on dairy cows and calves, the environment and on human health.

This all led me to one important conclusion: consuming dairy is not necessary, natural or normal, contrary to popular opinion which has dominated our thinking about dairy for generations. Dairy is in fact neither healthy or humane. Why? You might ask do I think this.

Firstly, To counter the health claims that say dairy is good for the body, I say take a closer look at the dairy – disease connection which is well-documented in hundreds of studies that I discovered from leading public health organizations here in the US and abroad… [continue reading]


Original Source of this article can be found at: Free From Harm


Got Milk? How about Mercy for Day-Old Calves? MFA Investigation Reveals Barbaric Violence on Texas Dairy Farm

A dairy farm with a herd of 10,000 cows produces a lot of milk—and a lot of baby male calves—which are a liability rather than an asset to them. The cheapest and quickest thing to do is to get rid of them.

Bringing them to auction would be costlier since the price paid at auction by veal farmers may not be enough to cover the expense. So what’s a poor dairy farmer to do? Kill them humanely? Not a chance.

In this new hidden camera investigation by Chicago-based Mercy for Animals filmed over the course of two weeks at a Texas mega dairy, the method of killing calves is the most barbaric imaginable, causing the greatest suffering. The senseless carnage of this situation defies any logic, any semblance of how a “civil” society would treat defenseless baby calves. MFA is urging Texas authorities to prosecute workers and owners on criminal animal cruelty charges.

We can all make a difference by NOT supporting the dairy industry with our purchases. Finding alternatives is easy, inexpensive and better for our health and the environment.

We can also go a step further by supporting MFA’s courageous efforts. Sign up for their alerts and take action when called upon to urge officials to bring legal action against E6 Cattle farm in this case and stronger legal protections for farmed animals in general which are sorely lacking today throughout the U.S.

For complete details on this investigation and to watch video footage, go to http://www.mercyforanimals.org/calves/


Original Source of this Article Is From:  Free From Harm