Video: Dairy farmers up in arms at viral video claims by animal rights group

FarmIreland Team

A war of words has erupted on social media after an animal rights group posted a video of a cow running after calves being taken away in a trailer in New Zealand.

The video was published by Animal Rights Group SAFE with the tag line "There are millions of reasons to be dairy free. Heres one of them."

The says there aim is to make significant improvements in the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices, changing attitudes and fostering compassion so that they are no longer exploited or abused.

The group says their investigations have shone the light on animal suffering within the NZ dairy industry.

However the video has been reacted to angrily by farmers on social media many of which claimed the video was "scare mongering" and "sensationalist".

Here is a sample of the reaction to the video:


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