We grow up believing that campaign promise of “Milk Does A Body Good”- you know the deal- drink milk and get strong teeth, big muscles, etc. But of course when you do the research you will find that cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. Most people begin to produce less lactase, the enzyme that helps with the digestion of milk, when they are as young as 2 years old. This reduction can lead to lactose intolerance.
Millions of Americans are lactose intolerant, and an estimated 90 percent of Asian-Americans and 75 percent of Native and African-Americans suffer from the condition, which can cause bloating, gas, cramps, vomiting, headaches, rashes, and asthma. Gee, could it be because milk is made for CALVES not humans…Duh!
A U.K. study showed that people who suffered from irregular heartbeats, asthma, headaches, fatigue, and digestive problems “showed marked and often complete improvements in their health after cutting milk from their diets. Oh, and let’s not forget that consuming milk laced with estrogen and other hormones may contribute to the development of “moobs” – you know the oh-so-attractive man boobs! And please let’s not forget about PUS. Yes, I said pus.
Dairy cows are pumped full of growth hormones to increase milk production, but they’re not built to make that much milk, so they get painful infections (pus) Dairy products are full of fat, pesticides, and yes, pus—delicious right?!? But I don’t drink milk or any dairy products because of the suffering. For me it’s all about the cruelty…GOOD LORD the cruelty involved is just out of control. Given the chance, cows nurture their young and form lifelong friendships with one another. They play games and have individual personalities and a wide range of emotions. But cows raised on dairy farms are miserable. But most cows raised for the dairy industry are intensively confined, leaving them unable to fulfill their most basic desires, such as nursing their calves, even for a single day. They are treated like milk-producing machines and are genetically manipulated and pumped full of antibiotics and hormones that cause them to produce more milk. It’s an endless cycle directly linked to the atrocities committed against veal calves and the gasses that are destroying Mother Earth via climate change. While cows suffer on factory farms, humans who drink their milk increase their chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other ailments. It’s all bad news, trust me. Fortunately PETA has been on the front lines fighting to bring you THE TRUTH of what drinking milk means.
Without PETA, the public would never know the horrors these cows endure. A month has gone by since a video shot at Adirondack Farms, LLC, a Clinton County, N.Y. factory farm that supplies milk to Agri-Mark, Inc., the maker of Cabot and McCadam cheeses, showed that cows were jabbed with poles and canes and left to suffer without veterinary care for vaginal prolapses. Despite being notified of the abuse and employees involved before PETA went public with its findings—and PETA’s request that the farm take disciplinary action against the employees involved, including the manager caught on video repeatedly electro-shocking a cow in the face—the manager is still working in a supervisory capacity at the facility, and the company has gone silent.
In previously unreleased video footage, (see below) the manager repeatedly jabs a downed cow in the ribs with a screwdriver and drags her behind a skid steer when she is unable to stand, calling her a “dumb bitch” and an “idiot.”
During PETA’s investigation, this same manager admitted being aware that workers “get carried away with” striking cows, but he failed to stop the abuse. He also stated that when a cow’s uterus prolapses during calving, workers “put [the uterus] back in and hope she lives … long enough for the beef truck to come get her.” One month later, the treatment of cows at Adirondack Farms is still overseen by a manager who dragged and shocked cows and let others’ abuse go unchecked,” says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Any decent person would want assurance that this farm—or Agri-Mark, the company that it supplies—is willing to take even the smallest steps to prevent such cruelty from continuing.” Agri-Mark has not responded to a PETA request to require all cooperative members to implement basic and reasonable reforms that would improve the lives of cows. More than 48,000 supporters have written to Agri-Mark in support of these reforms.
Go to www.peta.org to learn about what you can do to seek justice. But start saving the lives of innocent sentient beings now by choosing alternatives to milk. The next time you reach for that carton of pus, please think of this video.. See the pleading faces of those who suffer …. Consider the pain in your glass. Drink almond milk or soy milk instead.
A good conscience is what REALLY does a body good. Wouldn’t you agree?