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.
Sadly, though, these cows are the lucky ones. Some dairy cows never get to leave the confines of their sheds, and instead are kept indoors all year round in intensive “zero-grazing” systems.
Zero-grazing has become a common practice in the US, and could potentially become more common in the EU as well.
We believe that all cows should be given access to pasture, and we 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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