Cows belong in fields. We have known it for a long time. And the cows agree!
In March 2012, we visited a farm in the UK to film cows being released from their indoor winter housing to their fresh pasture for spring and summer grazing.
As you will see from the video below, the cows could not have been happier.
Please share our dancing cows with your friends
Sadly, though, these cows are the lucky ones. Some dairy cows never get to leave the confines of their sheds, but instead are kept indoors all year round in intensive zero-grazing systems.
Zero-grazing is already common in the USA and we do not want to see this practice become commonplace in Europe or anywhere else.
We believe that all cows should be given access to pasture and want to see an end to the practice of zero-grazing.
If you agree that cows belong in fields you can make your voice heard in our poll about the future of dairy farming.
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Compassion believes that all farm animals – from dairy cows to laying hens – deserve a life worth living. We campaign for legislation and enforcement of existing laws to protect animals; we work with food companies and retailers to champion ethical farming; and we carry out hard-hitting investigations to expose farm animal cruelty.
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