Cows are farmed for their meat (beef cattle), and to produce milk (dairy cows). These intelligent and sensitive animals are subjected to physical and emotional pain on farms across Uganda. Beef cattle have to deal with poor husbandry, environmental hazards and a terrifying death. Dairy cows have to face the trauma of having their calves torn from them shortly after birth and being repeatedly made pregnant year after year so they continue to produce milk, until they are totally worn out and killed.

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    Beef cattle

    Around 25 per cent of Uganda’s population farms cows for beef on some scale and beef farming occurs across the entire country.

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    Dairy cows

    There are an estimated 14.7 million dairy cows in Uganda, a number that trebled between 2000 and 2016.

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