Why Dairy?

If you think vegans are emotional or angry:

You obviously have never seen the emotional breakdown of a mother cow as her baby is being ripped away from her to be slaughtered. Rather than letting newborn calves live and drink their mother’s milk, dairy farms kill the male calves and grant the female calves the same fate as their mother (forced impregnation over and over until death).

Why?

The dairy industry cannot profit from baby bulls (male cows) since they do not produce milk. It is more profitable to slaughter them as newborns rather than let them live.

Like all nearly all mammals, cows only produce milk for their calves. Female cows are forcibly impregnated (raped) by humans with bull semen to start milk production. When their milk production slows, the forced impregnation process starts again. This lasts for about 7 years until the cow dies from exhaustion or is slaughtered for no longer being profitable. This way of living shortens their life to 1/3 of their potential longevity.

None of this has to happen. This can all stop. Please cut dairy out of your diet.

“Ew! how do you eat that, vegan cheese weirds me out

really.

some things in vegan cheese - diff mixes and combos of oils, flours/starches, pea or soy protein, natural flavors, sometimes tofu, or nut based.

some things in cows cheese - curdled cows breast milk?? growth hormones, artery clogging saturated fats and cholesterol, rennet (enzymes from the stomach lining of a dead calf/other animals) bacteria, casein (acts like an opiate and makes dairy addictive, also linked to cancer), pus. breast milk from another species??

Yes most vegan cheeses (like dairy cheese) are processed. I’m not saying go buy some, yes some are gross but like there’s dairy cheeses that taste like straight crusty socks? The dairy industry is cruel and full of death and abuse, Don’t knock vegan cheese when you’re an adult human drinking breast milk and putting hormone filled cheese from an abused cow on ur sandwich. Experiment with different brands if you want, or not? The point is you don’t need any kind of cheese.  Avocado, man.

A study that surveyed more than 500 dairy farmers found that naming cows had a significant impact on milk yields. Those farmers who called their cows by name got around 2,105 gallons (7,968 liters) of milk over the cows’ 10-month lactation cycle, compared to around 2,029 gallons (7,680 liters) reported by those who didn’t name their cows. Scientists believe that addressing the cows by name might have a calming effect on the animals, reducing the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which can impede milk production.

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Did you know that calves often try to suckle the fingers of slaughterhouse workers in their final moments before they are mercilessly killed by the same hands?

They do this in a desperate attempt to receive some maternal comfort as they were cruelty torn from their mothers at birth. These babies are trash to the dairy industry and are disposed of as such.

Animals trust us. These innocent vulnerable babies trust humans implicitly right up until the second we stab them through the heart and take their lives. And for what? Just you can have some cheese, milk or ice cream. A babies life for 5 minutes of eating pleasure. Is it worth it?

Learn all you need to know about the cruel dairy industry in just 60 seconds: http://youtu.be/OjqbyyTU5Ps

Ten Dairy Facts the Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

1. 21,000,000 dairy calves are slaughtered for veal or cheap beef every year globally. (1)

2. Like all mammals, cows must give birth in order to make milk. Like human mothers, they carry their babies for nine months, then begin to lactate for the sole purpose of nourishing their young.

3. Due to extensive genetic manipulation, today’s dairy cows produce up to 12 times more milk than they would naturally produce to feed a calf.

4. Even so, virtually all dairy calves are stolen from their mothers within hours of birth in order to maximize profit. 97% of newborn dairy calves are forcibly removed from their mothers within the first 12 hours. The rest are removed in a matter of days. On so-called humane dairy farms, cows are often taken within the first hour of birth as separation of mother and calf is considered less stressful when they have not been allowed to bond.

5. To keep them lactating at maximum yields, cows are artificially and forcibly inseminated year after year. The constant cycle of forced pregnancy and birth creates a huge surplus of calves.

6. Some female calves will join the milking herd. They typically spend the first 2 to 3 months of life confined in lonely hutches, fed a diet of milk replacer while humans drink the milk intended for them.

7. Male calves and surplus females are sold to be slaughtered for veal or cheap beef. The veal industry would not exist without the dairy industry.

8. Over 90% of U.S. dairy cows are confined in primarily indoor operations, with more than 60% tethered by the neck inside barren stalls, unable to perform the most basic behaviors essential to their wellbeing.

9. Trapped in a cycle of forced impregnation, perpetual lactation and near constant confinement, dairy cows’ overworked bodies begin producing less milk at 4 to 5 years of age, at which point they are slaughtered. In natural conditions, cows can live 20 to 25 years.

10. Of the 9 million dairy cows in the U.S., 3 million are slaughtered each year at only a fraction of their natural lifespan.  Their worn out bodies become ground beef and restaurant hamburgers.

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Time to ditch the dairy. Choose non-dairy milk products instead! Always feel free to message me if you are looking for help. <3

“According to the USDA, 97% of newborn dairy calves are permanently removed from their mothers within the first 12 hours of birth. The rest are taken within the first few days. On humane label dairy farms, calves are often taken within the *first* hour, based on the idea that separation is less traumatic the shorter the time mother and calf have to bond.“

A Well-Fed World

anonymous asked:

Been sick for 4 months and just found out it's a new allergy to milk. Plz help. I can't even have some types of gum bc it has traces of milk proteins and my throat and face will swell. How do u live like this bE MY MENTOR

Well I became allergic to milk when I was 11 so I know what it’s like to have to give it up. This is what I’ve learned:

  • Never trust anything homemade by someone unless you are sure and even then question more. You’d be astonished by how many times people have told me there was no dairy and then say something like “Wait, butter is made from milk???”
  • Get very use to reading labels on packages and the allergy warnings. 
  • Be aware that quickly grabbing something to eat isn’t an option sometimes, so plan ahead.
  • Don’t let anyone fool you. You can fucking order pizza with no cheese and toppings and it can be great. I get no cheese and hamburger all the time. 
  • Oreos have no dairy. Don’t think about it too much just eat your goddamn oreos. 
  • As bad as it is, McDonalds, for a quick burger with no cheese and fries, has proven safe for me so far in my life.  
  • There is a company called “Dariya” that sells milk free mac & cheese that tastes great. If you have a Trader Joe’s store near you their soy ice cream is the bomb dot com. 
  • On the same note of good tasting things, there are two types of companies that makes allergy friendly food. There are the ones that genuinely want to make you a tasty allergy friendly snack and there are the ones that produce food that tastes like cardboard but hey who cares? They just get to slap a higher price sticker on it. 
  • Still on that note, Rice Dream dairy free ice cream can suck my dick. 
  • Restaurants always make a huge deal out of if you tell them you have an allergy. I’m not kidding half the time they send the chef to see you about the dish so they don’t get sued over your anaphylactic ass. It can get annoying.
  • Epipens are great. 

I really have no clue how someone can say they’re against animal cruelty but still eat meat and dairy. Like how is it not cruel to raise an animal only to slaughter them? To cut their lives so short just for your plate of food?

Not only is it cruel to these precious animals but it’s cruel to your health, and it’s cruel to our planet.