Moms to Dairy Industry: Motherhood Is Not a Commodity.
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2019
Contact: Robert Grillo, Free From Harm, [email protected], (773) 329-7977
When: Saturday July 27th, 2019 1p – 3pm CST
Where: Jane Byrne Plaza, site of Chicago’s Old Water Tower, Chicago, IL
Timing: Rally and March take place during COWS ON PARADE exhibit
Organizers: Free From Harm and Mothers Against Dairy
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/931347733870995/
Chicago, IL – Free From Harm, in cooperation with Mothers Against Dairy, organizes the third in a series of rallies in response to the animal abuse cases at Fair Oaks Farms, supplier to Chicago’s Fairlife milk, distributed and co-owned by Coca-Cola, as documented by the June Animal Recovery Mission undercover videos.
On July 27th, moms from the Midwest will speak on why they reject the dairy industry, call out its cruel and routine abuse of mothers and babies, and denounce it for the commodification of motherhood. They stand together in
Switch4Good, Chicago Alliance for Animals, and the Center for Ethical Science support these Mothers Against Dairy.
Ashley Capps, the founder
Chicago vegan mother and rally speaker, Linzi, adds: “Some see dairy as lesser harm than the meat industry. The reality is that dairy is the separation of mothers and their newborn babies. Just like all mammals, including humans, cows only lactate because they have just given birth. Their baby is taken away, thrown in a wheelbarrow and carted away from their mother so that humans can hook the mother to machines to produce unnatural amounts of milk until she is depleted. The cow mothers and babies cry out for each other for weeks.
“As a working and breastfeeding mom, I can tell you how precious milk truly is. Any mom who has spilled their pumped milk will tell you what a heartbreaking moment that is; any mother who has lost an infant can tell you the heartbreak of feeling
In the wake of the largest dairy abuse case in history in June, 2019 documented by Animal Recovery Mission and drawing stark contrast between the bucolic cow statues on Michigan Avenue and the abused cows on dairy farms, Free from Harm and Mothers Against Dairy are organizing a rally against Chicago-based Fairlife milk and the dairy industry at the Jane Bryne Plaza during Chicago’s famous ‘Cows on Parade’ exhibit. The rally will feature vegan pediatrician Dr. Natalie Santiago as the keynote speaker, as well as up to 12 vegan moms who will speak out about why they oppose the dairy industry from the perspective of a mother. The rally will be followed by a short march up Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive and the riverfront park.
Free From Harm and Mothers Against Dairy call for Fairlife milk and Fair Oaks Farms to be held accountable for humane fraud in their longstanding and routine abuse of animals, and in deliberately deceiving consumers for profit. They also call on Coca-Cola to remove dairy from its beverage
Additionally, they call on consumers to learn more about the ways all dairy farming is
This is Free From Harm’s third in a series of rallies against the dairy industry, Fairlife milk and the abuse at Fair Oaks Farms.