We are the only mammals that drink milk after growing up

@katie0 (5212)
Japan
July 8, 2011 9:10pm CST
And not only that, we are the only ones that don't drink OUR OWN milk but we put other animals in so much pain, separation and suffering to get that milk. Did you know the calfs are throw into trucks right after they are born? That drinking milk and touching their mouths, smelling, feeling their mommies warmth makes them feel good like any other baby? That the cows FEEL the separation and videos shows they YELL when they are being separated? Did you know the dairy industry (not farm, farms don't exist anymore, it is an illusion) kills the calfs, put to auction or kill them right there, near their mommies? Do you think VEAL is horrible? Did you know MOST of the calfs become veal??? Now the good news dear friends, we have: SOY COCONUT OAT MILL ALMOND RICE and God knows how many other types of milk to our choosing! Even brocolis, soy milk have more CALCIUM than poor cows' milk so let's make the right and compassionate choice and go Vegan. Hugs* ^_^ Mooooo, the cows thank you hahaha.
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@Galena (9123)
9 Jul 11
in the UK we do still have dairy farms. I think the move towards dairy factories is very worrying. not only for the animals that are involved, but also for the countryside in general. where animals are farmed, wildlife has more habitat in the hedgrows and copses than it will on arable land, where a lot of pesticides are used, and the hedgrows are replaced by fencing, to allow crops to be farmed right up to the edge on evenly shaped fields. I don't think veal is horrible. I think that here in the UK, we need to encourage our veal industry. and this is why. in the UK the crated system of veal farming has been illegal a long time. so any UK produced veal is what we call Rose veal. it has a pinker colour and more flavour than crated veal, as the animals are raised in a barn, or sometimes free range in a field, by some producers they may even be in a paddock with their mothers, who still produce plenty of milk, due to the artificial milking. having the calf with them means that they are less prone to massive udders and mastitis. the calves have a mixed diet of milk, some feed, and the outdoor ones, some grass. and daylight. so the meat isn't as pale, but it's also less bland. but sadly, in the UK there is still a huge stigma surrounding veal, from the campaigns to ban crating. so the market here is not large enough to support the calves from dairy herds here. as a result, many are killed at birth. or worse still, shipped live out to Europe, to be raised as veal in a crate. so I do think that if you live in the UK and use dairy products, you should definitely consider buying UK produced veal, to help stop them living out their short lives in a box, after a horrible journey to get there. people are very one dimensional about what they eat. everything that people eat has an impact somewhere. often beyond the first things you'd think of. I eat free range meat, and local too when I can get it. I buy eggs from peoples gates, where I can see their chickens in the garden. people do need to be more aware of the knock on effects of their food choices.
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@trose7 (248)
• United States
9 Jul 11
They're just animals. Humans would never have made it in evolution without eating other mammals or using them for nutrients. Many animals eat other animals, we're just one of them. As long as everything is done without harm to the animals ("emotional" harm doesn't count), than I'm fine with eating meat and drinking milk.
@trose7 (248)
• United States
9 Jul 11
crywolf, Humans only have sympathy and morality because we have enough food to worry about such things. If society is severely damaged or destroyed morality will no longer matter, previously "good" people will do what it takes to live, because that's human nature. All of the world around us today, while it may be technologically advanced, is only held together by an abundance of food and water. Just look at the looters after Hurricane Katrina.
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 11
I eat an 100% vegan diet so I am as free from cruelty as possible. I drink soy drink which is a healthy choice and has a delicious taste to it. I think that factory farming is sick and treats cows really miserably. The dairy industry gives milk that should be for the calves to humans stomachs. It is not natural for any animal to drink milk except when it is an infant. When born a female might become a milking animal but male will be fattened for the slaughter house. When I go past a field of cows I have a clear conscience.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Sep 11
I do not believe that soy milk is a healthy option. Maybe in small quantities and if you made it yourself, but how many vegans do that? Too much soy is no good at all. There is plenty of information online about this.
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 11
Each to their own, not everyone is going to boycott cows milk, and as someone said.. Our cats tend to drink milk too meaning we're not the only mammal that drinks after we grow up. If cats were able to obtain it as we do, I'm sure they would. True it is cruel, but it is reality. And it will not stop unless everyone stops it, and we all know thats not going to happen.. Thus if its there for me to drink, eat, etc I will. Make your own INFORMED choices rather then 'choose vegan'. Its got nothing to do with compassion as I feel for the animals.
• United States
9 Jul 11
we're suppose to drink momma's milk!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
9 Jul 11
I usually eat meatless meals and have gone vegan before, but I am not quite there yet..Though I have completely eliminated unclean foods like pork and shellfish and feel so much better for it, so I can only imagine what it would be like if I can get over that hurtle of not eating meat and then going all vegan...
• United States
9 Jul 11
Check out what this animals eat hiccup..If the shellfish come from a clean ocean, it is because it is the shellfish wearing the sh1t and keeping it clean. Same with pigs, even if the farmer feeds it a certain diet, pigs will still eat anything.. Plus since I have stopped eating pork, I can actually smell the toxins in this meat...
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Sep 11
Yes, drinking the milk of another mammal is a bit of a sick thing to do really. Honestly, whoever came up with this idea in the first place must have been one perverted sicko in my opinion. I have been a cows milk drinker in the past and since I gave up dairy I feel better than ever. Problems that I thought were a normal part of life because they were always there, suddenly went away! Soy is not a very good option in my opinion either though as it can be harmful in large quantities and a lot of vegans and vegetarians eat far too much soy. Therefore they fail and give the diet a bad name. I drink almond milk and hemp seed milk that I make myself. Buying the overpriced stuff from supermarkets and health food shops is such a waste of money. I get my calcium from the same place that cows do. From eating greens! It just seems smarter to bypass the cow!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
9 Jul 11
You didn't do your research before you Posted! Most mammals would drink the milk of other mammals if it were available to them. Cats and dogs especially like milk and would drink it for their entire lives. Only a Very few calves are trucked, and turned into veal. Most Calves and young cattle live very contented, and healthy lives, and there are countless Dairy, and Beef farms in North America. Calves are never killed near to the Mother cow, but in a scrupulously clean slaughter house, many miles away. As I said before Very Few Calves become Veal, and I for one, enjoy veal occasionally. Its a wonderfully delicious meat fit for Royalty! Real people eat Beef and Pork. Milk has always been a staple food, and there is no indication that it will not continue to be!
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Jul 11
For me yes we are different for them we understand the feeling of others not like the pig.cow,carabao.
• United States
9 Jul 11
nah, my plan is to raise Dexter cattle and have fresh milk straight from the cow. I raised goats for awhile and that was really yummy. And I know plenty of adult animals that love milk. I've also know adult animals that still try to suckle on anything and everything. I don't agree with how a lot of animals are treated food the food industry and I don't particularly care for the product that comes from those factories. I prefer Kosher slaughtered meat untreated with dyes and preservatives.
• Mexico
9 Jul 11
Yeah that is pretty messed up isn't it. I try to avoid milk but then again I have to have it with my cereal and it does taste pretty good with that. Also what would we do about all the milk that is used in cooking. I think that it's a required part of our diet now and if we were to just stop drinking it I wouldn't be too happy.