We betray the kindness of children every time we give them dairy products. We betray their huge, gentle hearts, and their love and compassion for animals. If children had any idea what goes into that milk, cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, they would be devastated. If children knew that baby cows are forcibly taken from their mothers; if they ever saw a mother cow calling frantically for her baby; if they ever saw a a calf crying in a veal crate, or curling into a lonely ball to warm himself; they would never choose to cause such harm to animals.
This to me is exactly what is going on at Fair Oaks Farm.... this 'Disneyland Misadventure,' is betrayal, not only of the kids visiting this 'happy house of horrors,' but also of the 32,000 dairy cows there, and now 3000 pigs. Sociopathically treated as a commodity, these animals live their short lives as sex slaves/beasts, artificially stimulated, inseminated, milked to death, overfed to death, to bear offspring over, and over, that are whisked away, to be abused as well. Does anybody tell the kiddies this, or that milk isn't necessary, or really that healthy in our diet, or that meat isn't either? Or how about all the environmental impacts from a huge CAFO, factory farm, such as this, being billed as 'funland,' drawing gads of gawkers to the glorification of animal, as well as environmental abuse.
......Justifying this is the myth of 'feeding the world, or in this case feeding local agritourism in the most disturbing way.