Mothers Against Dairy - Jo'Vonna Johnson-Cooke
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Mothers Against Dairy - Jo'Vonna Johnson-Cooke
May 2017

It is our humanity that I would hope would cause us to pause and consider the implications of exploiting motherhood and sacrificing lives to take something we do not need.

Jo-Vonna Johnson-Cooke
Fatima O'Brien and her son

While being a mother viscerally reinforces my belief that all children and mothers have a birthright to maternal care and companionship, this is something we should all understand as human beings. Being human affords us the responsibility to innovate and shape our interactions with our environment and other living beings in a way that causes the least harm.

It is our humanity that I would hope would cause us to pause and consider the implications of exploiting motherhood and sacrificing lives to take something we do not need.

It is completely unnecessary for humans to consume the motherís milk of cows or any other animals. That we exploit animal mothers needlessly, and take their children away from them in order to facilitate our theft of their maternal nourishment, is such a disrespectful affront to all motherhood. We have sacrificed the natural order of things to fuel and feed unnatural and inhumane practices.

As a mother who has birthed and nurtured 2 children, I understand deeply that it is a natural right of all mothers to bond with, nurse, and nurture their babies, whether they be human, bird or cow. How could I not stand in solidarity with all mothers?

What could possibly make any of us think our culinary preferences justify the theft of children from their mothers?

It could only be a false superiority complex that is actually negated by these aggressive, uncivil acts of animal torture and abuse, for the sake of our underdeveloped taste and degenerated palates. What an offense to call anything about the dairy industry natural.



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