Once again, the dairy industry’s media campaign, Februdairy, to boost sales of their product and label them as ‘healthy’ has been a dismal failure. This was in direct response to the hugely successful Veganuary – a month long campaign to get people to switch to a plant-based diet for a month.
The dairy industry continues to spread its usual lies that stealing mammary secretions from babies is beneficial for human health, for the environment, and even for the exploited animals themselves.
The brainwashing is so pervasive and ingrained that some people actually believe one of the most absurd dairy industry lies—that humans are doing cows a favor by milking them because cows constantly produce milk, and their udders will explode if humans don’t milk them. WHAT??!! Why would this be the case for cows but for no other mammals? All mammals must have been pregnant to produce milk and mammals don’t produce milk if there is not a baby to drink it. Dairy farmers forcibly impregnate cows over and over again. That’s why they produce milk! To feed their babies. But, of course, the babies don’t get their mothers’ milk. They are fed some kind of formula instead so that the milk “product” isn’t “wasted.” After all, bovine mammary secretions are created for humans! WHAT??!!
Milk is maternal lactating secretion produced by the mammary glands of mammals who have given birth. Milk, by definition, is a short-term nutrient for newborns – biologically designed baby growth formula for specific species. Cow milk is perfectly designed to help a baby cow who weighs less than 100 pounds (45 kg) become an adult cow who can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds (907 kg), depending on breed.
All milk produced by mammals contains hormones, proteins, fats, growth factors, and cholesterol, for an infant of a particular species. Cow milk also contains millions of pus cells, blood, steroids, bacteria, pathogens, and acidic proteins (which leech minerals and calcium from human bones). Over 80% of the protein in cow milk is casein, which is so gooey and sticky that it is also used as an ingredient in paint and glue! Seriously!
The good news is that the dairy industry wouldn’t be fighting back so hard if sales of dairy products were not rapidly declining, and dairy farm closures were not at record high numbers. Sales of plant-based products continue to skyrocket, as consumers finally wake up to the suffering and violence that these emotional, lovable cows experience. Today there are many nutritious and delicious alternatives to dairy that don’t come from suffering and slaughter. (Yes, all of these cows are ultimately sent to a slaughterhouse after the dairy industry is done exploiting them.)
The choice to support the dairy industry is a conscious decision to harm, exploit, and kill animals. Going vegan is simply about choosing peace and compassion, instead of suffering and violence. Please say NO to dairy!
Original source: https://www.all-creatures.org