The popular vegan Youtuber Mic the Vegan, in collaboration with Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary, has produced a short 25-minute documentary exposing the dairy industry. Presented by him in his usual factual but also humorous way, this is a detailed description of the reality of the dairy industry, punctuated by heartfelt stories of rescued cows, bulls, and goats.

Filmed and edited by John Burton of Veganography written by Edward Schwartz, and narrated by Mic the Vegan and Shartrina White, it starts Devi, Laxmi, Marley Rose, Samantha, Eno, Gelato, and Tito, all non-human animals now living at the Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary in Erie, Colorado, after being rescued from the dairy industry. 

At the beginning of the documentary, Mic says, “In my opinion, dairy tops the world’s cruellest industry list within the animal agriculture system. It brutally exploits the female reproductive system and abuses the sacred and ancient relationship between mother and child.”

It then goes on to explain what happens to cows and goats from the moment they were born to when they are killed, intertwining this sovereign explanation with the happy-ended stories of the stars of the show, the rescued non-human animals. For instance, we hear happy ends to their stories such as the following: “Fortunately, a compassionate soul in the Colorado Jain community heard about these individuals and decided to act. She saved Devi, not knowing she was pregnant, and brought her to another property for temporary refuge…Davi gave birth to a baby girl, Laxmi, four days before finding their forever home at Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary.”

The documentary also covers part of the meat industry, as, like Mic puts it, “Veal is a direct product of the dairy industry; the dairy industry is the veal industry… the dairy industry is the meat industry. Dairy spells death.”

This film includes softened graphic footage and graphic concepts. You can watch it here:

Jordi Casamitjana
“Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002, and in 2020 he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, ‘Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world’.