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Dairy – 19 November 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Knowing what we know now, if we had it to do over again, all dairy products (and anything containing milk derivatives such as casein or whey, for example) would be the first to be eliminated from our diet – for reasons of compassion as well as health. In my opinion, the lies about “happy cows” are nothing short of criminal. For health articles about the problems with milk, visit: 

In The Uncheese Cookbook Joanne Stepaniak has this to say about dairy:

“Sweet gentle Bessie is hardly contented at all. She has been denied the natural life of a cow and the pleasures of foraging, ruminating and caring for her young (who are often taken from her at birth to be made into veal). She has been bred, medicated, implanted with hormones, artificially inseminated and kept perpetually pregnant to provide one thing only – continual milk production… When at last she is unable to keep up the demanded level of milk production, drained and exhausted, Bessie will be packed into a crowded truck for transport to her final destination – the meat processing plant.”

To read “Abuse of Children and Animals” visit:

To read “Happy Cows?” visit: 

To read “Happy?” visit:

Go on to: U.S. “Health Care” – 20 November 2008
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