Stop Cruelty of Cattle Dehorning

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: USDA/ APHIS- United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Dehorning, also known as disbudding, is a painful process used to stop the growth of horns of cattle, sheep and goats. Apparently, horns take up more space, and could cause injury to handlers or other cattle. So the horns are basically burned, or gouged out of the animal's skull.

 

Horns are often burned out with a hot iron, cut out with knives, or removed with caustic chemicals that cause injury to other tissue and eyes, - fewer than 20 percent of dairy operations that dehorned cattle used analgesics or anesthesia during the process.

 

Video- WARNING- GRAPHIC CRUELTY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZWsZO8dNi8

 

We ask the USDA/ APHIS to ban this cruel and painful practice on farm operations, or make it illegal to dehorn without anesthesia during the process- that's just plain torture.

Tom Vilsack
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-2791
Email: http://ds.usda.gov/

Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Veterinary Services
Deputy Administrator Dr. John R. Clifford
USDA/APHIS/AC
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale,
MD 20737-1234
Phone: (301) 851-3751
Fax: (301) 734-4978
E-mail: ace@aphis.usda.gov

 

Dehorning, also known as disbudding, is a painful process used to stop the growth of horns of cattle, sheep and goats. Apparently, horns take up more space, and could cause injury to handlers or other cattle. So the horns are basically burned, or gouged out of the animal's skull.





 





Horns are often burned out with a hot iron, cut out with knives, or removed with caustic chemicals that cause injury to other tissue and eyes, - fewer than 20 percent of dairy operations that dehorned cattle used analgesics or anesthesia during the process.





 





Video- WARNING- GRAPHIC CRUELTY





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZWsZO8dNi8





 





We ask the USDA/ APHIS to ban this cruel and painful practice on farm operations, or make it illegal to dehorn without anesthesia during the process- that's just plain torture.

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