anonymous said:

why is milk bad for you ? health wise why is it bad exactly ? I wanna know how to explain it more to family members when i tell them why i stop consuming milk

Please take the time and watch this video - preferably with your family! There’s lots of research but this video sums it all up and presents it very well. Enjoy!

for people who don't have time to watch lengthy documentaries...

Circuses in 60 Seconds
Horse Racing in 60 Seconds
The Fur Industry in 60 Seconds
The Dairy Industry in 60 Seconds
The Down Industry in 60 Seconds
AirCruelty in 60 Seconds
Factory Farming in 60 Seconds
China Fur Trade in 60 Seconds
Puppy Mills in 60 Seconds
Animal Testing in 60 Seconds

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  1. Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
  2. The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
  3. The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
  4. The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
  5. A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car. 
  6. Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
  7. Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
  8. We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
  9. Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. 
  10. Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.

Now you know.

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This is not something I post often, but I think it’s important for anyone following me who hasn’t already seen this video or videos like it to take a minute and sit through this, to contemplate the reality of this video, and to possibly think about making a change in their own life to ensure their habits do not fund the events in this video.

For those who are too disheartened or disgusted after watching the video, realize that their lives do not have to look like this. Visit Farm Sanctuary to see some of the animals whose lives have vastly improved thanks to a few brave individuals.

Go vegan.