Are you a cow?
Are you a baby cow?
Do you have 5 stomachs?
Do you eat grass everyday?
Does ANY other animal drink the milk of another animal?
Well it is official as this is a no brainer. We ALL KNOW the answers are NO to every question.
Why are we not designed to drink another animal’s milk?
Why do we LOVE our dairy so much?
Why are we so comfortable eating dairy?
Could it be possible that the proteins in grass is something our body does not need?
Could it be possible that our body does not produce the enzymes to digest grass?
Could it be possible that drinking another animal’s milk alters our internal chemistry?
Could it be possible that dairy supports us to stay in our comfort bubble?
Could it be possible that dairy does not challenge us in any way?
Could it be possible that dairy actually numbs us from feeling what is going on?
Could it be that simple?
The dairy industry is huge. Check these facts out.
Have we ever bothered to stop and think what the farmers are now doing to keep up with the increase in consumption of dairy because we as a world are demanding even more milk?
American farmers inject cows with a genetically engineered growth hormone to increase milk production. This is illegal in the EU.
Watch this video link and ask yourself why this disturbs you?
- Would we treat another human like this?
- Why do we think it is ok to treat any animal in this way?
- Why are we the general public not saying anything?
Why has the whole world not seen what is going on in the dairy industry?
Over 2 million calves are sent to the slaughterhouse at only 4 days old.
Male calves cannot produce milk and they will either be shot after birth or sold for veal or beef.
High-yielding dairy cows are typically slaughtered after three – four lactations because their milk production decreases and or because they become chronically lame or infertile.
Should we then be asking where is our Responsibility in this?
Why are cows being killed soon after releasing vast amounts of milk?
Are we controlling the natural life cycle of this animal to suit our own needs?
Is our demand for dairy ensuring that cows that become ‘useless’ are slaughtered?
Do we actually care where our milk comes from?
Do we want to know how our cows are really treated?
Do we want to feel the real impact of the quality of the milk we are drinking?
Do we love the comfort of what the dairy gives us so much that we are not really interested in the process of how cows are treated?
Could it be possible that this comfort is burying our own issues deeper into our body and keeping us stuck?
Could it be possible that life without dairy would be less congested?
Could it be possible that life without our milk would mean we no longer contribute to the dairy industry?
Could it be possible that our farmers could focus on true farming of animals if we stopped the demand of drinking another animal’s milk?
Why is it that a common sense approach has not yet been applied to something that seems to make sense?
Are those who control our laws and allow this abuse drinking milk?
Are we really the advanced species if we treat another being in this way?
Why are Diet and Nutrition experts saying No to dairy?
- Most people are unable to digest milk due to lactose intolerance.
- Milk is also acid forming and is one of the most common self-reported food allergens in the world.
- Dairy is one of the most inflammatory foods, second to Gluten.
- Dairy protein has been shown to increase cholesterol.
- Higher dairy intake is linked to increased risk of both ovarian and prostate cancer.
Why does everyone who gives up dairy tell you they feel the health benefits?
How intelligent are we really if we think the milk of another animal is good for us?
Many of us say we don’t drink milk but we eat lots of chocolate, which as we know contains milk which is really what we love and of course the sugar.
As babies with no teeth we drink milk. It used to be our mother’s milk but somewhere along the line it became the milk of a cow.
Ever wondered why so many babies are intolerant to another animal’s milk?
Could it be possible that our bodies don’t actually need milk after the baby stage?
Could it be that simple?
If we just suspend all beliefs that we have about dairy for one moment and apply good old common sense, as we are the so called intelligent species here – maybe, we could learn from other animals who stick to their own milk?
So finally, what are the Physicians saying about us drinking milk? Check out these stats below and ask yourself if drinking another animal’s milk really is going to save your bones in any way?
Why is this information not all over the media and on billboards across the world?
On their website the Physicians Committee state that:
- Women who drink three or more glasses of milk per day have a 60% increased risk for developing a hip fracture.
- Drinking 3 or more glasses of milk also increases mortality risk by 93%.
- For each glass of milk, risk of dying from all causes increases by 15%.
On their website Mind Body Green also state that countries with the highest rate of dairy consumption also have the highest rate of osteoporosis.
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Myers, A. (2013, April 10). The Dangers of Dairy.
AHDB Dairy. (2015). Dairy Statistics An Insider’s Guide 2015.
(2016). Welfare Issues for Dairy Cows.