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Top Five Reasons Why Consuming Dairy is Udderly Ridiculous

September 14, 2014 by Leave a Comment


Opinion

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

2. It’s unnatural – 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? It’s no wonder so many people are lactose intolerant.

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Photo: Viva!

3. It’s illogical – Humans are the only species that drinks milk beyond infancy. If our bodies were designed to consume milk for a lifetime, then wouldn’t women produce it long after their babies stop nursing?

4. It’s cruel – 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. Don’t 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. It’s outdated – Milk is addictive because it creates opiate effects during digestion. That is why babies want to nurse and why people say, “I could never give up cheese.” 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?

dairy cow searching for calf

Mom looking for her baby



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  1. Joe Girard says:

    Old article but a pretty big failure at convincing anyone when the health benefits of dairy are everywhere. Plus humans naturally do the unnatural. It won’t stop.

  2. Elinor Hawke-Szady says:

    I admit it – I’m a dairy-aholic. I eat cheese almost every day – either cream cheese or hard cheddar; I drink milk; I eat sour cream on burritos, fajitas, and other food. Then there’s yogurt – that too… and cream in my coffee.

    That being said, I haven’t eaten veal since I was 7 or 8. That’s when I found out what “veal” really is, and how the little male calves are raised confined – without their families; without comfort – isolated and basically alone. Would we eat our own babies? NO. Yet humans eat baby calves and baby sheep (lamb). I don’t eat either of those.

    You have convinced me here to make yet another attempt to give up dairy altogether. I think this time I’ll be successful. It’s not that hard. All you have to do is swap out the dairy for other, better choices like Almond Milk, Almond Butter, etc. This time, I know I can do it.

    Thank you for posting this article and accompanying video.

  3. Kim says:

    Dairy is so addictive! If I have even a piece of cheese I immediately want more. When I gave up dairy I noticed my allergies got much better and my skin cleared up. Besides all of the animal cruelty reasons, health reasons make dairy a no-no in my book.

  4. Natasha Brenner says:

    Very comprehensive and convincing. If I weren’t vegan already, you would have converted me!

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