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Mastitis 11 April 2008

Here are a few more reasons to avoid consuming dairy products:

It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of U.S. dairy cows are infected with mastitis at any one time. The painful udder infection is considered a man-made condition. Cows get it by improper care, poor milking procedures, overmilking, and improperly functioning machines. The genetically engineered bovine growth hormone Bovine Somatotropin (bST), which boosts milk yields, is also linked to mastitis. (From 101 Reasons Why Im a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice)

Mastitis is an infection; and when there is an infection, pus cells are produced which, in this case, end up in the milk. Its easy to see why I think of pus when I see milk or cheese! When you think of all the antibiotics that must be used on dairy cows, and the resultant contamination of water and soil, its no wonder that there are so many antibiotic-resistant bacteria infecting people nowadays. Protect yourself by going vegan.

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