Top Five Reasons Why Consuming Dairy is Udderly Ridiculous
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From

Donny Moss, Their Turn
September 2014

Consuming dairy is unnatural, unhealthy, environmentally destructive and inhumane. Why not kick the habit by consuming plant-based milk products which are so similar to dairy that you might not know the difference?

1. Itís unhealthy Ė Dairy milk is designed for the digestive systems of baby cows, not humans. Itís filled with fat and nutrients that help a baby cow gain almost 2 pounds per day.

2. Itís unnatural Ė Humans are the only species that drinks the milk of another species. Why do we drink the milk of a cow when we create our own? Itís no wonder so many people are lactose intolerant.

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3. Itís illogical Ė Humans are the only species that drinks milk beyond infancy. If our bodies were designed to consume milk for a lifetime, then wouldnít women produce it long after their babies stop nursing?

4. Itís cruel Ė When female cows give birth, they lactate for their babies, not for us. Yet, in order to maximize the amount of milk they have to sell, dairy farmers forcibly separate newborns from their mothers. Female babies are raised to become milk machines, like their mothers, and male babies are often moved into veal crates, one of the cruelest and most intensive forms of confinement. Dairy cows and their babies know nothing but physical pain, deprivation and misery. Here is video of a mother chasing after her baby as he or she is being kidnapped. Donít be fooled by the green pasture; this footage is taken on a small family farm, not on a factory farm where 99% of dairy cows are raised.

5. Itís outdated Ė Milk is addictive because it creates opiate effects during digestion. That is why babies want to nurse and why people say, ďI could never give up cheese.Ē But consuming dairy is unnatural, unhealthy, environmentally destructive and inhumane. Why not kick the habit by consuming plant-based milk products which are so similar to dairy that you might not know the difference?


For more, watch these vidoes:

Cruelty at New York's Largest Dairy Farm (09:31) Calves having their tails cut off and horns burned out of their skulls without painkillers, workers hitting, kicking and shocking cows, sick and injured animals left to suffer without proper veterinary care, and cows forced to live in filthy and overcrowded sheds.

Dangerous Milk (11:28) Journalists are fired by their TV station after refusing to change an investigative report documenting potential health problems from drinking milk treated with synthetic hormones. 


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