Don’t be “Clueless” Alicia Silverstone asks kids to ditch dairy.
Alicia Silverstone, vegan activist, and actress has taken on a new role voicing PETA’s Carly the Cow. The life-size animatronic Cow educates elementary students on why “Dairy is Scary” and why they should ditch dairy.
School Children in Los Angeles will get to hear about the mistreatment of animals in the dairy industry, directly from the “cow’s” mouth. In this video, Carly tells the story of her traumatic experience as a cow on a dairy farm, to get them to ditch dairy.
“On the dairy farm, my babies were taken away from me when they were just a day or two old so that my milk could be sold in stores instead of given to them,” says vegan mother Silverstone as Carly. “I still think about my babies every day, and I miss them so much.”
Lucky for Carly, her story ends well, as she gets rescued and lives her life in a beautiful grassy sanctuary. She explains that most cows aren’t as lucky as her, “Now that I’m at a sanctuary, where I’m protected and safe, I can dance, graze, play, and lie in the sunshine. But life on the dairy farm was no fun. Sometimes, I was forced to stay in a dirty outdoor pen, even if it was raining or very hot outside. I spent most of my life in a metal stall that was barely any bigger than I was.”
Carly will be traveling around the county, visiting schools, trying to encourage students to ditch dairy products. Silverstone says, “Being vegan truly is the secret to my life’s joy and peace. I feel physically and spiritually better than I could have ever imagined knowing that I am doing everything I can to reduce animal suffering.”
Cows used by the dairy industry are disgustingly confined, continually impregnated, and bred for mass milk production with little concern for their well-being. Female calves will continue the cycle and males are confined to tiny pens for months and then slaughtered for veal. After four or five years most cows are physically and mentally exhausted and are sent to slaughter for cheap hamburger meat.
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