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Rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited got a call from a concerned citizen who said they had seen a calf tossed on the side of the road, so they quickly set off to save the baby. When the team arrived, they found Dil the calf, still wet with embryonic fluid, shaking with fear on a rocky shoulder of the road. The poor little one was too young and too frightened to stand. A team member from Animal Aid Unlimited gently wrapped the calf in a blanket and took him back to the shelter where they began to feed and care for him.

Dil was born into the dairy industry and, consequently, torn away from his mother before he could even taste her milk, then thrown out like a sack of garbage – milk is for paying customers only. It was only after he arrived at Animal Aid’s sanctuary that he got his first taste of milk.

After two months of growing strong, he was released into the general population of rescued cows. As you can see, he was ecstatic to be with his fellow rescues.

Dil will remain at the shelter for the rest of his life where he will play with his fellow cows and bring comfort to the newer rescues. But Dil’s unfortunate beginnings are all too common in the dairy industry. In order to maximize milk production, calves are dragged away from their mothers as early as possible. Male calves are either sold to veal farmers or abandoned like Dil. No infant should be separated from their mother, especially before the baby has a chance to taste their mother’s milk.

To help calves like Dil, donate to Animal Aid Unlimted and the next time you go to the supermarket, try a non-dairy alternative instead.

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11 comments on “Calf Who Was Abandoned and Left to Die by a Dairy Farmer Gets His First Taste of Milk Thanks to Rescuers (VIDEO)”

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Kelley Robinson
11 Months Ago

Thank god this calf was saved but just think how many others are not! Like I said before find something fkng else to eat besides veal and limit your milk and dairy consumption, it's that easy, Please.

Anna Pavlou
11 Months Ago

Some people are just pure evil hope they get KARMA knocking at their door soon!

Rebeca Pante
11 Months Ago

Stop drinking milk you're not a baby you're drinking breast milk that is supposed to go to baby calf

Linda Seiler Post
11 Months Ago

Another good reason not to use dairy products

Maite Chaves Penna
11 Months Ago

This is in India, what if one of the cows that wander in the street gave birth and then walked away? Why do they automatically assume that the calf was dumped by the dairy industry? Is the point of all this to get people to donate?

Maria Eythimia
05 Jan 2017

A cow mother would never abandon her newborn calf and then walk away, only a human can take it away from the cow and steel the baby\'s milk. The people who save the newborn in the video, deserve donations for their kind work.

Maxine Rothchester
11 Months Ago

This happens here in the dairy industry they may not be slung at the side of the road but it's just as cruel

Bettina Goodall
11 Months Ago

Almond milk!!

Stella Kennedy
11 Months Ago

They do this to the little baby horses too

Lu Basov
11 Months Ago

Thank you, beautiful people!

Marie Krueger
11 Months Ago

Why? Why ??


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