“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.”
Most of people don’t consider dairy products as result of animal suffering, torture and cruelty. After all, the dairy industry made us believe — especially by advertisements and commercials — that dairy cows are living freely in immense green fields, and their lives are predestined to milk production for the sake of human beings. It reminds me of the saying “The darkest night is ignorance”. Actually cows exist to their own purpose on earth, and steal their freedom of living according their own nature is an incomprehensible act of violence.
Well, I suppose you still don’t understand why dairy products are as immoral as eating meat. Let’s start remembering that cows are mammals and in order to produce milk they need to get pregnant, and here is where the violence takes place. These cows are violated in order to get pregnant by artificial insemination year after year. Right after their baby calves are born, their children are taken away of them in order to their milk feed us — a traumatic and painful experience of a motherhood denied only to satisfy the human palate.
Throughout their lives, dairy cows are hooked up to milking machines and forced to produce a higher amount of milk than nature intended. Most of them develop infections and lameness as a result of this meaningless torture. When they reach the beginning of their adulthood, around after 6 years, the cows are exhausted physically and psychologically, no longer profitable and productive to dairy industry, then they are sent to slaughter to turn into ground beef. As you can see, cows are not milk machines — they are sentient beings who do feel pain, fear and emotion.
“Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan.”
The male calves are destined to a short life, confined in short crates which don’t allow movements and prevent their muscles growth in order to produce tender “gourmet” veal. Quickly these calves develop many diseases resulting from their extremely unhealthy conditions, and after a while they are sent to the slaughterhouse to end up as veal calves. On the other hand, the female calves are raised to be dairy cow, and destined to have the same suffering life that their mothers have had.
I know, it’s hard to accept that for a long period of our lives we were in the darkness of ignorance, and that daily we were collaborating with the suffering of sentient beings through buying cheeses, milks and yoghurts. But we can change this cruel reality and create a new one where the love takes place. We are able to live a nonviolent life on earth through not supporting any kind of explorations of animal.
“If you think it’s difficult to be vegan, imagine how difficult it is for the billions of animals we torture and kill that you’re not vegan.”
Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age. (“Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994).