What’s wrong with dairy:
Wrong for the Cows
- Dairy cows spend their entire lives chained in their stalls, and have their milk sucked out of them by milking machines twice a day.
- They are slaughtered for ground beef when their milk production drops after 4-5 years.
- They are impregnated by artificial insemination to keep the milk flowing.
- Baby cows are torn from their grieving mothers immediately after birth.
- The females are used to produce more milk, sending an older cow to slaughter, while the males are slaughtered or imprisoned briefly in tight crates for veal.
Wrong for Your Health
- Dairy products contain saturated fat, cholesterol, and hormons – precursors to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
- Dairy cows are fed hormones to increase milk production.
- Dairy products contain a legally sanctioned number of pus cells.
- Dairy cows are fed antibiotics, which create antibiotic-resistant “super bugs.”
- 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.
- Dairy cows consume large amounts of food crops that should be used to feed starving humans.
- Creating pastures for dairy cows accounts for a substantial reduction of forestland and other wildlife habitats.
- 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.