New Delhi, January 29, 2019: Now, farmers are in fear for the safety of their homes and businesses after the group called for people to take ‘action’.
Project CALF – as it is being called – published the details on an interactive map on it’s website and encouraged people to ‘document, protest, and expose’ the dairy farming industry, which it refers to as a ‘dirty business’.
The map appears to have been made from the Food Standards Agency’s list of registered dairy farms across the whole of England and Wales. Whilst the exact number on the website isn’t known, the FSA’s data contains 9,338 farms.
One of the farmers on the list, Sally Reedman, says that she plans to offer anyone who comes to her farm a tour of the premises. She hopes that this will teach them what she believes is the truth of the industry.
She told Metro: “It’s absolutely disgusting, the website is full of incorrect facts too.
“Our oldest cow is 18! We are on the map and locals in the village are sharing the Facebook page and the website into local spotted and selling sites according to ladbible.com.
“Cheers for that, make us a target. We’ve decided if any come round, they can have a welcomed guided tour. Nothing to hide.
“We don’t kill bull calves or sell them to market (they go to a local farmer who keeps them as fat beast).”
She continued: “Our cows are all of a good age, they don’t go into calf until they are two and have 18 months out to grass before joining the milking herd. Our girls come to us for cuddles and are all happy and well.
“Everyone is welcome to their opinion, we’d just like them to have true accurate facts before they make them.”
The Project CALF team claim that 24 male calves are killed every day. They want people to engage in ‘direct action’ including ‘citizen journalism, peaceful protesting, and outreach’.
Their website says: “Locate a dairy farm using our maps. Using public footpaths, obtain the footage of the cows and separation pens.
“Talk to the farmers about dairy practices. Let the farmers know their dirty business is everyone’s business!”
The project – which is based on a similar idea in Australia that released 6,000 farmers’ details – then encourages activists to share their findings and evidence online.