Why do we drink the milk of a cow when we are humans?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
April 19, 2007 11:27am CST
I don't understand why humans are the only animals to drink milk from a different animal. You never see a goat drinking milk from a cow, you don't see cows drinking milk from humans. Why do we think it is good for us when no other animal drinks from outside it's species?
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Drinking animal milk is not necessary. Many countries consume no animal milk and have almost no occurrence of osteoporosis. The US, however, consumes large quantities of cow's milk and has a very high rate of osteoporosis. The animal protein in the milk is acidic and actually leaches calcium from bones. The Dairy Association has spent millions to brainwash Americans into thinking they need milk.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
After I started wondering about the health benefits of cow's milk I read things about what you are saying, isn't it funny how we just blindly believe what we are told until we are old enough to question it.
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19 Apr 07
I've never even questioned this before and just got on with it, as its what you have been used to since been a baby and childhood. But now its not even cows milk, goats milk is becoming more and more popular! Some are also going against both and turning to soya milk now. Personally i think i'l stick to cows milk, as its all i've ever known. There are many debates arent there about wether or not cows milk is good or not to drink! Thanks for the interesting question! Do you personally drink it?
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
I personally do use it. I have it in my coffee in the morning and cook with it. Occasionally I'll drink a glass. I grew up thinking it was something you had to drink for strong bones and stuff. Then someone asked me why we drink it? I didn't really have an answer. I take calcium pills now and I don't worry about drinking it one way or the other.
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