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Breeding the Animals You Need

Developing the next generation genetic tools to reduce inhumane practices

Unbeknownst to most, it is estimated that around 600,000 male calves are killed on dairy farms every year when they are just a week old. “Dairy farms need female cows to produce milk but with little demand for male calves many farmers can’t afford to keep them beyond birth”, as stated in the The Guardian. Similarly, this practice affects other livestock, including over 7 billion, day-old male chicks that are culled each year for their inability to lay eggs. For decades, a large proportion of our protein production has been produced in this manner. Such questionable human-animal relations have led…
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Alexander Kalis is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Milltrust International LLP, a London and Singapore-based investment manager focused on ‘Sustainable Prosperity’, where he manages The Climate Impact Asia Fund in partnership with WWF-Hong Kong, The British Innovation Fund, focused on University science and technology ventures, and Sustainable Agriculture funds.
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