No More Dairy For Me! (Milk, Cheese etc)
For a couple of days now I have been reading, watching videos and listening to people for hours and hours online and I’ve decided that not only am I a vegetarian again but I’m also ditching all dairy products!
The reason is strictly ethical because I have learned that there simply are no “happy cows” in the dairy industry.
This is what’s going on everywhere in the world, it doesn’t matter if the dairy farm is an “organic farm”, “humane farm”, whatever kind of farm it is; the procedure is the exact same:
1.) The cow is placed in a “rape rack” where a human being forcefully shovels their arm into the cow’s anus and with an instrument in their vagina inseminates the cow so that it can be pregnant.
Like human mothers, cows then carry their babies for nine months, and just like humans, cows only produce milk to feed their young, so naturally they then begin to lactate for the sole purpose of nourishing their baby when their baby is born.
But allowing the calves to drink it is a waste of profit for the farmers so the calf usually never gets to taste the milk even once.
2.) Instead cows and their baby’s are separated, the farmers steal the baby from their mother within a few hours to a few days and this separation is naturally (obviously!) devastating for both the mother and calf.
A mother is a mother and I have seen so many videos where they show the whole process and it’s just heartbreaking.
Usually the mother cow continue to cry and call frantically for their babies for many days (sometimes weeks) after their calves have been stolen from them, and the calf cries as well in the crate they have been shoveled into that are just slightly bigger than their body.
Boy calves are usually slaughtered to be sold as veal (but not all; Google all this yourself to learn more) and girl calves follow their mommy’s footsteps and become dairy cows themselves.
3.) Then the cow gets milked for a year where they are hooked by their udders to electronic milking machines, and then when she stops producing milk, then the human beings rape here again, have her baby torn away from her when it’s born and start the vicious cycle all over again.
There you have it. This is how we get our milk, cheese and other dairy products.
This is what dairy farming is about, they exploit cows and use them as moneymaking milk machine, and after 3-5 years of this cycle she’s worn out, exhausted emotionally, mentally, physically (sometimes they can’t even walk anymore) and then they send her away to the slaughterhouse to become ground beef and hamburgers.
In natural conditions, cows can live 20 to 25 years!
So whatever you call it, “humane, “organic”, blah blah blah, it’s all a lie.
You can’t get milk from a cow unless it’s pregnant first and since the milk is sold for human consumption only the calf will never see it.
It will be separated from their mother who does not want anything more than to nurture and love their baby, just like we do.
Instead the cow will live their whole life in confinement, social deprivation, gets raped repeatedly, gets their baby’s ripped away from them repeatedly, all this indignity – and people call it “humane” treatment?
You can’t justify that however you look at it, there’s nothing humane about it at all.
And there are so many other things that I could share that I have learned but you do your own homework, Google and see for yourself.
Not to mention all the other things that are linked to the dairy farming, health issues we humans get from consuming dairy for example, how it’s linked to world hunger, global warming and so on, but these things you have to research for yourself.
For me to know how the cows spend their whole lives is enough to not want to have any part in the abuse, so no more dairy products for me!
I will have to find other alternatives to cheese, ice-cream, chocolate and so on and I know they are out there even if it cost a little bit more, it’s just not an alternative for me to touch dairy again.
I trust that Life takes care of itself (me) and provides me with replacements for those kinds of foods because all in all the price is low compared to what the animals endure.
It’s just a new learning curve that begins for me and having read a little bit I think I will love the alternatives that exists and enjoy eating healthier food while at the same time knowing that I’m not hurting anyone.
Up until now I have only researched about what’s going on (factory farming, dairy farming etc) and now it’s time to start learning about what to eat instead! 🙂