Pharmaceutical Industry Drains Pregnant Cow Fetuses To Make Vaccines
Pregnant cows are being tortured by way of having the blood of their unborn babies drained. The blood is being used by vaccine companies for research purposes.
The act of draining a cow’s unborn calf of blood is a legal practice but it often results in intense pain and suffering. The pregnant cows are left to stand for hours in pens and cages awaiting their fate.
Some of the pregnant cows are known to give birth while in transit, which is a violation of animal welfare codes.
While the practice is legal (in some respects), a whistleblower obtained by the Herald On Sunday is calling out the industry for its brutal practices. The whistleblower has chosen to conceal their identity as a way to mitigate any potential ramifications for exposing the vaccine industry.
“Some will leave the cow pregnant as long as possible to get a bigger fetus to get more blood, to get more money,” the whistleblower said.
“And that cow has already given her life to produce milk, I just don’t see how they justify it. I think it’s an appalling practice.”
Calf fetus blood is used by pharmaceutical companies to grow cells for purposes of vaccine creation as well as making laboratory meat.
One calf heart will 300ml of serum. The farmer is said to receive around $50 extra for participating with the pharmaceutical companies. The serum’s global value is $2500 per liter.
How do the pharmaceutical companies obtain the calf’s serum?
It isn’t pretty.
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Once the cow is killed, they hang it from a hook whereas the uterus is sliced out of the body. Regulations require the cow to have been dead for at least a five minute period of time.
The whistleblower decided to come out with their story because he/she claims that the industry is being hypocritical. The New Zealand government is demanding that cow farmers slaughter a number of pregnant cows due to a mycoplasma bovis outbreak, but the farmers are staunchly opposed to “killing pregnant cows.”
“It’s self-serving saying the government is forcing them to slaughter when they’ve been doing it for years,” the source said.
The issue is further complicated by the concept of utilizing an already pregnant cow that’s being slaughtered for more profit and more research purposes. In other words, if the pregnant cow is already to be slaughtered, the cow owner justifies extra “found” revenue because the cow would be slaughtered anyway.
But some people believe that farmers might be intentionally creating an industry of pregnant cows. In other words, creating cows that are pregnant for the sole purpose of additional revenue from pharmaceutical companies.
New Zealand’s Meat Industry Association says that it has a strong commitment to the humane treatment of animals. They claim that no cows are intentionally impregnated for purposes of creating additional revenue.
Author: Cory Wayne
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