Cows are wonderful creatures who form strong social bonds and are peaceful lovely animals that most people adore. Read The Secret Life of Cows, showing how these lovely animals spend a lot of their day eating, but also babysitting and playing hide-and-seek!
The Ethical Dairy is the first company that lets calves suckle with their mothers. If you eat dairy, this is the company to support over conventional ones, if you’re not going to give up cheese!
Always follow the Countryside Code (to keep both livestock and dogs safe) by keeping to marked paths, leaving gates and property as you find them and not leaving litter or lighting fires, dropping cigarette butts or having BBQs. Keep dogs under control and in sight, and pick up the poop. Put dogs on leads on Open Access land (a legal requirement between 1 March and 31 July).
It’s also important to help our small farmers so they have enough land, welfare advice and money to look after their herd. Farming Community Help offers debt help and free feed for livestock. Find info on preventing/treating disease at Homeopathy at Wellie Level (courses are endorsed by vets). Report concerns of farm animals to RSPCA (or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous).
switch to plant-based steak!
Try plant-based alternatives to steak. If you do eat meat, choose free-range organic for better welfare.
why oat milk is better than most milk!
switch to leathers (made from fruit!)
Avoid leather (not a by-product of meat) and often made in countries with little or no animal welfare laws. There are heaps of vegan shoe and bag companies, some even made from leather from discarded fruit!
organic clothing to help cows!
All these organic cotton t-shirts and sweatshirts are made with green energy and sent in plastic-free packaging, digitally made after orders by the wonderful company Teemill, which then lets charities earn money from sales. So next time you need something casual to wear, choose from these companies to show your love for cows, and help charities at the same time to protect their welfare. For any clothes made with part-polyester, wash in a microplastic catcher.
This super-snuggly hoody features a friendly Highland cow motif.