What’s wrong with dairy:
Wrong for the Cows
- Dairy cows spend their lives in stalls or in confined spaces, and have their milk sucked out of them by milking machines twice a day.
- Up to 80% of dairy cows are impregnated by artificial insemination to maintain a high milk production.
- Newborn calves are torn from their grieving mothers after birth, so humans can steal their milk.
- The female cows are used to produce more milk, sending an older cow to slaughter while the male calves destined for veal sometimes spend their lives in a small crate, too small for them to even turn around. Others are sent to rodeo, on to breeding, or slaughtered for ground cow flesh.
- Dairy cows are slaughtered for ground beef when their milk production drops, after only 4-5 years, the first quarter of their natural lifespan.
Wrong for Your Health
- Dairy products contain saturated fat and cholesterol – precursors to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
- Dairy products have been linked with increased risk of cancer of the breast and prostate
- Due to the prevalence of blood and pus in milk, there are legal regulations on the amount of these byproducts allowed in each carton of milk.
- Often cow are fed large amounts of antibiotics, which are creating antibiotic-resistant “super bugs.”
- Dairy cows are fed hormones to increase milk production.
- Cow’s milk is designed to quadruple the calf’s body weight in only one year.
- Many people are lactose intolerant – can’t digest the lactose in cow’s milk
Wrong for Mother Nature
- Humans are the only creatures drinking the milk of another species.
- Humans did not evolve drinking cow’s milk – hence dairy is banned from the paleo diet.
- Dairy cows consume large amounts of food crops that should be used to feed starving humans.
- The digestive system of cows discharges large amounts of methane, and their waste discharges nitrous oxide, both huge contributors to global warming.
All milks and their products are processed foods. All we get to choose is the process:
- By cow, with all the associated saturated fats, cholesterol, hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, pus, air and water pollution, food waste, and animal cruelty, OR…
- By a pristine food processing plant.