Friday, March 26, 2010

I just got this email from Farm Sanctuary!

Newborn Calves Tied to a Tractor,Left to Die in a Garage.
How can people be this cruel??!! This shows no regard for life at all!  I'm so happy these babies didn't end up in the meat section of the grocery store. Think about it. All of the other animals do end up there. These living, breathing, beautiful creatures.  They all die. They all sit on styrofoam trays wrapped in suran wrap. We need to rethink this.
This is just my opinion. I had to write this before you read the urgent notice.

Farm Sanctuary has just been alerted by an SPCA in Pennsylvania to a cruelty case involving six newborn calves found starving to death at a dairy farm.

Some of the calves were tied to a tractor and abandoned. Others were left to die in a garage. They were unable to get food or water, unable to move or walk. The calves are all newborns, some born just days ago.

The calves are barely clinging to life. Many are unable to stand. Their eyes are sunken-in from severe dehydration. They are suffering from anemia and are extremely weak.

Working with the SPCA, Farm Sanctuary secured legal custody of the calves and immediately launched a rescue effort. We are now working urgently to save their lives.

Please, make a special donation to the Emergency Rescue Fund now to support our lifesaving efforts to save these helpless, innocent newborn calves.

Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director Susie Coston administered urgent care as we rushed the calves to the Cornell University Veterinary Hospital for Animals.
The calves are fighting for their lives … they need help right now, just to survive.



Male calves in the dairy industry are often considered to be of little to no value, and are therefore killed shortly after birth or sent into veal production. These calves were no exception. They were simply discarded, like trash being disposed of.
But, they are not trash. They are helpless babies, torn from their mothers upon birth. Through no fault of their own, they were born into a cruel industry that disregards their lives. They are at our mercy and utterly dependent on people to care for them.
Right now, the calves are depending on people in the world who care, people like you.
You can help give these calves the care they need. Please, be a part of saving their lives and making their rescue possible with a gift to the Emergency Rescue Fund today.
Your support at this critical time will give relief, and life, to farm animals in need. We will keep you updated on the status of this rescue as our work continues.

Photos provided by Officer Denise Turkavage

.Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

I love Farm Sanctuary's work. I've donated to them many times. You can check them out. While your there read about  the care they give their rescued farm animals when they arrive at the farm, and throughout their whole lives.


  1. Hi Kelly,

    I have just written a post on my family blog. I may get brave and post it on my pulic blog... not sure yet. Also not sure how the family will receive it...

    Maybe you would like to use it in a guest post? Just let me know if you would like to see it.

    I have been very good about not eating meat for the last few months. It has been very easy to do, but when my huband came home for a visit I had some eggs, chicken and fish. He likes to cook...

    I will give him credit for being on a "less meat" diet, but he does have some once or twice a week. Never any red meat, or so he says.

    So I really only have chicken (free range and organic) or fish (wild caught) every 3-4 weeks. I feel that I am a helping, in a small way, to reduce this problem.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  2. Oh... I forgot to mention that after losing my dear sweet Weezie a few weeks ago, I got a Pound Puppy.

    So now we just have a "stray the stayed" and a "pound puppy".

    Please come and take a look. Pictures are at the bottom of my post on 3/28 "Sunday Favorites and a New Dog"

    Bunny Jean

  3. Stories like this just make my stomach churn. How can human beings do this???!!! I just don't get it. I pray every day for people to have compassion for animals and realize they have the right to live a good life just like we do.

  4. you are a gift from God to these animals. How brave of you to do this heartbreaking work.

    animal lover


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