Robert worked undercover at one of the Leprino dairy farms. He saw first
hand how badly mother cows and their calves were being treated. God bless him.
I could never watch helplessly when an animal is being mistreated. But
just because he cares so much about animals, he is willing to suffer watching
them being brutally mistreated so he can share this with the world. Maybe some
people will change their diet after reading this. For a certainty, you can buy a
vegan pizza where no animal is brutalized as was Grace.
Of Grace he said -that she was used, abused, and then discarded by the
dairy industry. Like probably all the factory farm cows, she was treated as a
machine. How can workers look at this sentient creature and not realize that she has
the very same basic needs like our own? To tell you that I am ashamed of being
a member of the human race is an understatement. You might agree also
after reading how she was treated.
Grace, like all dairy cows was impregnated ad infinatum. Their babies are
taken from them immediately after birth. The mother's milk will be used for
humans instead. I think if anyone should understand the pain of not being able to
bond with their babies at childbirth, it should be women. But sadly, they seem
just as indifferent to this cruelty as the men when they sit down and order a
As her milk production slowed, Grace was impregnated again. Never do
these cows have sex with the bulls, and you would think that people who are
obsessed with sex would care that they are deprived. Sadly, this is not the case. We
have been brainwashed to believe that only man counts in God's creation. I don't
think He would agree.
But this pregnancy would be her last, and Robert could tell by her frantic
bellowing that something was terribly wrong. It was finally determined that her baby
had died in her womb. Even though her condition was precarious, the supervisor
refused to call a vet. Instead this uncaring man and his workers began to remove
the dead calf from Grace's body even though it was not ready to deliver.
Grace screamed in pain as the workers forcefully pulled the dead calf from
her body. It was excruciating pain for her as her calf- piece by piece was pulled from
her body. The next day Grace died. What a blessing for her. Cruel men could no
longer abuse and mistreat her. They could no longer determine how she would live. They
could no longer keep her in an unforgiving milk line day after day. They could no
longer take away her babies without so much as giving her some small time to love and
them with her maternal love and care.
Robert assures us that this horrific scene was not unusual. When I
recently wrote a letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer re Meatless Mondays which was being
adopted as a resolution by the City of Cleveland -writing that I was grateful to God
for being vegan, one commenter ridiculed this notion. The story of Grace only reaffirms my
gratitude to God, and I am grateful that there are more people like Robert who want no
part of being responsible for the horrendous mistreatment of Grace and all farm animals
so cruelly at the hands of man.