The commercialisation of milk production along with the absence of any form of regulation in this sector, has resulted in the increase of practices that affect the health of dairy animals negatively.
End Exploitative Dairies aims to bring reforms in the dairy industry to improve the health and welfare of these animals.
The campaign conducted a first-of-its-kind undercover investigation in 451 dairies across 10 of India’s largest milk-producing states. The investigation exposed the complete absence of regulation in the dairy industry, which is an ongoing tragedy – for animals, consumers and the environment.
Key findings of the investigation were:
- 47% dairies were found to be using oxytocin, a hormone that induces painful labour-pains in cows, designed to increase milk output.
- 56% dairies milk even sick animals.
- 79% dairies keep the animals tethered 24x7.
- Almost 100% dairies sold their male calves within 3 months or left them to die.
|The campaign is currently working to bring in licensing rules, both at the centre – under the Registration of Cattle Premises Rules, and at the state – under the respective State Municipal Acts.
So far, the Animal Husbandry departments of seven states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana have issued guidelines for dairy management.
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Appeal to the Government to improve the conditions of dairy animals.
We have written to the Chief Minister of Delhi to ensure the welfare of Dairy animals in Delhi. To read the letter Click Here