After animal rights activists attacked this Wisconsin teen dairy farmer saying dairy farmers lack morals, empathy, respect for life, and passion, she took to social media. Now her message is resonating with many as the industry strives to shed a positive light on dairy farming this June Dairy Month.
Lauren Siemers, whose family owns Siemers Holstein — a 2,500 head operation in northeastern Wisconsin, took to Facebook June 9 after receiving several private messages from animal activists accusing dairy farmers of farming purely for profit, and having no love for the cattle that reside in their barns. At Siemers Holsteins, Lauren said that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Lauren, whose post has been shared over 1,200 times, said if her favorite girl in the barn could talk, “I’m confident that she would tell a very different story about the modern day dairy farmer than a member of PETA would.”