This is big: Last year, Hoard's Dairyman concluded: "We all need to step back and take an outside look at our farms using the vantage point of the consumer who may be visiting for the first time. [...] When it comes to tail docking, it doesn't really benefit the cow, employee health, or product quality. Both Canadian and American veterinary associations agree and are on record as opposing the practice. We are, too. It's one practice whose only place should be in the annals of history."
So there's been plenty of information, and plenty of time to agree to stop docking cows' tails, yet some farmers continue to modify the animal rather than modify their practices. That is why it’s time to resort to the tedious and contentious process of implementing an enforceable, legislated ban.
It’s not just animal advocates making a clamor. Just listen to who else is saying that cows need their tails!