author of Animal Machines
organization is broken and young animals are increasingly being
denied a mother to turn to for comfort and for grooming. One of the
saddest and most pathetic of farm practices - inevitable at the
present time for the supply of dairy produce - is the separation of
the calf from the cow at birth or soon after."
"In fact, if one person is unkind to an
animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are
unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty
is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be
defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people."