“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Farm life is not the life that has often been described as the ‘tranquil life of green pastures’ for dairy cows.
Dairy farms are inhumane! If you knew how cows and bulls are treated at these farms you would think twice before gulping down that glass of milk which constant advertising has you believe is healthy for you.
A Perversion Of Nature
To begin with, cows are artificially impregnated- in an extremely degrading manner- so that they can give birth every 13 months or so. Basically, they are continuously kept pregnant so that the cow can lactate to give humans milk!
The Torture Continues
Once the calf is born it is separated prematurely from its mother, a separation that is heartbreaking. If the calf is a male then it is slaughtered for producing veal and if it is a female then she is used for continuing the cycle of producing milk at the farm.
Pain And Pathogens
The process of milking the cows is almost a gruesome as the one that is used for impregnating them, and, in most cases than not, it causes an inflammation and microbiological infection of the udder known as mastitis. Through this infection, somatic cells, mostly white blood cells, enter milk when cows are milked.
Yes, your milk usually has these pathogenic microbes!
The ‘Somatic Cell Count’ is quantified as cells per ml. In Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, the somatic cell count is allowed upto 400,000 cells per milliliter; in the USA it is 750,000!
That cup of latte doesn’t taste so delicious anymore, right?
It Ends With Slaughter..
Having lived a life of misery and discomfort, the cows are then killed for beef when they’re no longer able to produce milk as before.
Yes, the dairy industry is The Meat Industry!
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Feeling sorry for the dairy cows and bulls but still concerned about how you’ll get your calcium and protein? Well, there are many wonderful alternatives to milk that can provide you with nutrients with causing cruelty towards animals.
Also, vegetables are there brilliant source of calcium.
Watch this video 5-minutes video to understand why the dairy industry is like a concentration camp!