Many people find it difficult to understand how drinking milk could be cruel – as they believe that cows produce milk naturally. What most people don’t know is that in order to produce milk, a cow must give birth to a calf each year. This raises the question ‘if you are drinking milk, what is the calf drinking?’
The sad truth is that the majority of calves born on dairy farms are sent to slaughter.
The TRUE Face Of Milk
Life for the dairy cow is not what most people would imagine it to be. In general, the image that comes to mind is of contented cows, grazing peacefully in green fields or lying under the shade of trees and seemingly willing to share their abundant milk with us.
Indeed, dairy lobby groups have carefully cultivated these images over many decades.
In reality, the 9 million cows living on dairy farms in the United States spend most of their lives in large sheds or on feces-caked mud lots, where disease is rampant. Cows raised for their milk are repeatedly impregnated. Their babies are taken away so that humans can drink the milk intended for the calves.
And when their exhausted bodies can no longer provide enough milk, they are sent to slaughter and ground up for hamburgers.
Watch This and You Will Never Drink Conventional Milk Again
Many people who live and work with cows comment on their tolerance, practical intelligence, their peacefulness and serenity.
We have much to learn from them. Sadly it seems we are so busy exploiting them, we don’t even notice. We barely glance at the mountain of milk crates lined up outside our favorite café, ready for the day’s heating and frothing for our cappuccinos and flat whites.