VICTORY: Mega dairy factory farm plan rejected!

Hundreds of cows will be spared the cruelty of intense confinement after a Gippsland community rose up to defeat a proposed factory farm expansion.

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LAST UPDATED: 7 November 2016

Dedicated local Animals Australia supporters have helped inspire Bass Coast Council to make the right choice for the community of Kernot in Victoria — and animals!

The Council rejected a plan to double the number of cows at an existing factory farm to 1,000 — sparking applause from dozens of community members at last night's Council meeting.

This win draws an important line in the sand against the disturbing trend toward mega dairy factory farms in Australia.

In these factory farms, the cruelty inherent in dairy production is painfully compounded. A mother cow who already suffers repeated trauma when her calves are taken from her — often to be slaughtered as a 'waste product' — will also be forced to spend much or all of her time indoors to stop her 'squandering' energy on moving around outside.

But thanks to more and more Aussie communities taking a stand against industrial dairy cruelty — like the people of Kernot have done — a kinder future for cows and calves is coming into sight.

Celebrate this win!

Applauding positive decisions encourages public officials to do the right thing next time. You can support Bass Coast Shire Council's decision by thanking them on email!

And if you'd like to step up for cows and calves directly, you're in luck! One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect them from cruelty is also one of the most delicious: join the growing number of Australians discovering the delights of dairy-free living.


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