Although Joey said he wasn’t in any way trying to attack Casey, he claimed she had been indoctrinated into the industry and had exploited animals. According to the activist, vegans are not going to stop campaigning any time soon as they work to protect the “true victims” of the industry.
“We are going to change the world, that’s how activism works,” Joey continued. “We see an injustice, the dairy industry, we look at it from the victims perspective, not the farmers, although they are victims of conditioning, they are not the true victims like animals.”
He then went to suggest dairy farmers get a new job and leave dairy farming behind once and for all.
“Why don’t you just move industries?” he queried. “You’re going to have to move industries anyway because dairy is going to become obsolete.”
The video, which was first published on Monday, has since received thousands of views with many other passionate vegans calling out in support of Joey. His fellow activists echoed his comments, claiming if farmers really did love their animals, they wouldn’t be working in the industry.
“It’s prime time for dairy farmers to start jumping ship to veganism. Jump or sink, but don’t complain,” one person commented.
“Cry me a river lady. So happy the dairy industry is struggling. Thank you to all the intelligent, compassionate people buying plant based alternatives,” another wrote.
A third added: “If you loved the cows you’d leave them and their children alone”.
Joey’s message comes only days after Casey shed light on the collapsing dairy industry and the dire situation that led to the downfall of her family’s farm.
“We can’t really afford to keep going anymore,” the heartbroken farmer said in a video published on Facebook. “We are forever the optimists that the industry will get better but for our family, we’ve come to a point where we can’t do it anymore.”