Luckily Mary did not experience the horrors of the dairy industry. If she had, Mary would have been impregnated using artificial insemination every year, her babies forcibly taken away soon after birth. Her sons would have been murdered for veal or fattened for beef, and her daughters sentenced to the same fate as their mother.
Dairy cows, like Mary are coupled to milking machines several times a day. Dairy cows are genetically manipulated, artificially inseminated, and often drugged to force them to produce about four and a half times as much milk as they would naturally.
Mary is 20 years old. A cow’s natural lifespan is around 20–25 years. Cows enslaved by the dairy industry are killed by the age of five. By age five many cows in the dairy industry are lame and exhausted by the strain of being constantly pregnant and forcibly milked.