In what is possibly the largest undercover investigation of dairies in India, FIAPO has laid bare the complete absence of regulation that permits the dairy industry to be an ongoing tragedy – on animals, consumers and civic order. The investigations, conducted across 10 states and 451 dairies, unveil the horrors and gross violations rampant in the ever-growing commercialised dairy industry.
A chilling revelation from the investigation was the use of Khalbaccha, an effigy made by stuffing a dead calf with hay. Because of strong maternal bonds, the mother often stops lactating if the calf has died. Hence, a Khalbaccha is routinely used to mimic the presence of a calf and continue milking.
The unorganised and unregulated upkeep of dairy animals can be seen in this video, which raises a question mark on the safety of the milk that we so happily consume.
The media has taken the issue seriously, asking for the government to take concrete steps to regulate the Indian Dairy Industry.
And now it’s time for you to take an action! With our campaign #EndExploitativeDairies, we are pursuing the framing of municipal regulation in states as well as overarching regulations at the Central level to bring about a change in conditions for the animals reared for milk production.
Help us by raising your voice against the dairy industry – ask the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to bring in regulation in the Industry!
Sign the Petition Here.