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The Star from the Harry Potter franchise advocates for governmental financial backing to support farmers transitioning away from dairy production.

New Zealand 24.10.2023
Source: The DairyNews
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Acclaimed actress Miriam Margolyes is fervently advocating for the UK government to extend financial support to farmers transitioning away from dairy. Renowned for her roles in Harry Potter and Call The Midwife, Margolyes expressed deep distress upon learning about the distressing conditions prevalent in dairy farms, particularly the separation of mother cows and their calves, a revelation that profoundly impacted her.

Teaming up with the international animal protection organization Animal Equality, Margolyes is championing a call for the redirection of taxpayer funds to subsidize plant-based alternatives, facilitate the rewilding of land, and provide incentives for arable farming. Emphasizing the emotional bond shared between mother cows and their offspring, she underscores the inherent pain caused by their routine separation within the dairy industry, making a poignant plea for a transformative shift in agricultural support.

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.
European politics are notoriously intricate, and the recent EU elections have highlighted a growing fatigue in the West towards socialist and urban-centric policies that impact agriculture and the agri-food sectors.
John Williams
John Williams
The Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) Chair
This is probably one of the most significant numbers I have seen in the global dairy industry stats for a long time.