World Animal Protection’s latest report,Milking the cow: the fate of Canadian cull dairy cows,” reveals animal welfare issues experienced by cull dairy cows, from painful health conditions to long-distance transport and neglect for long periods of time before slaughter. Cull dairy cows are animals who are removed from the milking herd and sent to slaughter due to health or reproductive problems, or reduced milk production. The report includes recommendations to improve their welfare and calls for a multi-stakeholder approach to address the systemic failures that perpetuate animal suffering for this group of animals.