Stop India's first mega dairy in Andhra Pradesh
  • Petitioned U.S.Awasthi

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)
U.S.Awasthi
Director, Global Dairy Health
Paresh Chaudhary
Managing Director, Fonterra, India
Kelvin Wickham

Stop India's first mega dairy in Andhra Pradesh

    1. Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations
    2. Petition by

      Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations

      New Delhi, India

Farmers in India have traditionally raised cattle in their backyards as sustainable livelihood supplements. However, this is changing with the western concept of factory farms.

The fertilizer company IFFCO plans to construct a mega dairy/ factory farm with a starting herd of 9000 imported pregnant cows. It is planned to increase this herd to 40,000 cows at a later date. The imported animals will be supplied by the New Zealand dairy giant – FonterraGlobal Dairy Health is also partnering in this venture. 

It is scientifically proven that profit driven animal husbandry practices in mega dairy operations such as modified feed, day old weaning, challenge feeding, frequent re grouping etc put additional burden on animals, inviting physical and psychological problems such as tongue rolling, bar biting, lameness and mastitis. Hence, mega dairies cannot be run without compromising on animal welfare.

Here, we are talking about 40,000 cows !

If such a mega dairy is allowed to be set up, it will certainly spell the doom of the symbiotic relationship between the Indian farmer and his / her animals.

Besides being harmful for animals, mega dairies are bad for environment. They require huge amounts of water and produce unmanageable quantities of waste.

Mega dairies are harmful for environment AND  detrimental to animal welfare.

Mega dairy equals high throughput, increased population of stray animals, increased animal suffering and ultimately an incerase in the number of animals that go for slaughter !!!

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Activity picks up at IFFCO Kisan SEZ

      IFFCO is expected to start it's first unit before end of this year! Once the basic infrastructure is set, it will not take much time to set up dairy....We need to STOP this! NOW or Never

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Jayanth Perneti NELLORE, AP
      • almost 2 years ago

      Farmers are already facing the problem with the agriculture.Cattle was the only thing supporting them under critical situations.

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    • lisa webster SUTTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      PLEASE please do not spread the commercial use of animals for human greed... it only bring s BAD karma. Please head to this request. x

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    • Geoff Johnson COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Sentient beings deserve kindness, not cruelty. Dairy farming on any level is cruel and humans do not need to drink the milk of another species.....but we are the only species that does and that in itself should tell you how wrong this is.

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      • about 2 years ago

      Being an animal lover, I oppose such practices of commercialisation

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    • Prashant Gupta GHAZIABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Being a human i protest against this inhuman practice of cattle farming. These kind of farms are going to be inhuman not only to animals but also to mankind. I feel it is going to effect the health of people also at later stages as the diseases might also get transferred from animals.

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