veal calf

WHAT IT IS.
  • Random person: it's not bacon, it's a pig. It's not veal, it's a calf. It's not steak, it's a cow, it's not meat, it's an animal.
  • England: it's not fruit, it's cells that accumulate fructose...
  • Australia: it's not delivery, it's digiorno.
  • France: it's not a scene, it's an arms race.
  • America: Maybe it's Maybelline!
  • Prussia: THIS IS SPARTA!!!
20 Questions with Dr Ferox #17

Time for another post of 20 questions and comments I’ve been asked recently. I’m not sure how well the tagging system is working at the moment, so if you’re waiting for a question to be answered I’d recommend checking manually.

@Its-janeway-or-the-highway said: For other useful bits of strine see also: Spitting the biscuit: throwing a tantrum out of sheer frustration, Bitzer: a dog that is of mixed, unknown origin (bits of this, bits of that), blood worth bottling: someone who is such an excellent individual their blood is worth bottling, such as Dr Ferox. I think your Aussie followers could have a field day with this subject.

We probably could, but the lingo also varies from state to state. For example, I didn’t know for the longest time that ‘Freckle’ is also slang for 'anus’, which gives a whole new meaning to “wouldn’t give a fat rat’s freckle” (means I couldn’t care less)

Anonymous said: Guinea pigs or Hamsters? Which one is your fav?

I have been asked about hamsters several times, so I say it again. Never seen one. They’re not available as pets in Australia.

Keep reading

  • MePhone5C: It's not "bacon", it's a pig. It's not "veal", it's a calf. It's not "steak", it's a cow. It's not "meat", it's an animal.
  • Test Tube: It's not "fruit", it's "dividing cells that accumulate fructose".
  • Knife: It's not "delivery", it's "digiorno".
  • Lightbulb: It's not a "scene", it's a god damn "arms race".
  • Fan: It's not "levioSA", it's "leviOsa".
  • Salt: Maybe it's Maybelline.
  • Yang: THIS IS SPARTA!

JinJin: it’s not bacon, it’s a pig. It’s not veal, it’s a calf. It’s not steak, it’s a cow, it’s not meat, it’s an animal.

Eunwoo: it’s not fruit, it’s cells that accumulate fructose…

Moonbin: it’s not delivery, it’s digiorno.

Myungjun: it’s not a scene, it’s an arms race

Rocky: Maybe it’s Maybelline!

Sanha: THIS IS SPARTA!!!

Denial and meat-eating

All of the following is from The Face On Your Plate by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.  It’s a little long but interesting.

“Denial…is simply a specific psychic defense against an overwhelming reality. … Those who eat meat are in massive denial. … We deny an idea and then repress the feelings that accompany that idea. … The feelings that accompany eating another being are stronger – much stronger – than the accompanying thoughts. … If the idea of eating a sentient being is conscious, the feelings of disgust, of horror, of guilt, may lie beneath our consciousness; in other words, we may well remain unaware that we have such feelings. … We train children from a young age by providing them with picture books about idyllic farms where the humans live in harmony with the animals and where we do not even obliquely refer to eating them. … The children are trained to disassociate. They eat in a kind of trance of denial. …

“What should we call something we deliberately choose not to know about? And what do we call it when an entire society takes this path? Consider slaughterhouses. They are remote from our homes and remote from our awareness. The ‘family farm’ conveys an image of a good life for humans and other animals alike. I doubt such a place ever existed anywhere except the human imagination. After all, how ideal could a place be when its raison d'etre is to kill the occupants? And these occupants, the animals on the farm, did not choose to be there. …

“As long ago as 1906, Upton Sinclair in his novel The Jungle wrote this searing passage: 'The shriek was followed by another, louder and yet more agonizing, for once started upon that journey, the hog never came back. One by one the men hooked up the hogs and slit their throats. There was a line of hogs with squeals and lifebood ebbing away. Until at last each vanished into a huge vat of boiling water (some still alive). The hogs were so innocent. They came so very trustingly. They were so very human in their protests. They had done nothing to deserve it.’ …

“The kind of denial referred to above is the one we employ when it is in our interest, that is, when it leads to less guilt, less cognitive dissonance for us. We are concerned with our own suffering, not the animals’ suffering. Denial is a convenient overarching mechanism. But we employ other defenses as well: most simply, we just avoid thinking about something. This surely explains some of the unpopularity of the person who insists we pay attention. …

“When we see animals suffering, some people simply walk away. For others, the distancing mechanism is more psychological: they never connect the face on their plate with a single animal’s death. Food comes so disguised it often requires a conscious effort of the imagination to put the face back onto the meat. … When the underlying reality is particularly unpleasant, we minimize – numbing ourselves to the actual extent of the real story. We say, 'Things can’t possibly be as bad as people tell us,’ because we don’t want them to be that bad. This is a form of magical thinking, a way of shutting our eyes. …

“The classic psychological defense of 'splitting’ is another form of minimization. We can say that there are good farms and bad farms, and refuse to have anything to do with the latter. But it is still a defense mechanism, because we have split something in two that belongs as one: the animal who provides the food. Whether she comes from a good farm or a bad farm, her life is still taken from her long before she is ready. …

“Other times we use the awkward defense of 'reversal.’ Instead of concerning ourselves with the suffering of the animals, we claim that it is we who are the ones who suffer by having to keep these animals fed and safe. We act put upon. We become testy. We make fun of animal rights activists. Sometimes we even make fun of the animals themselves. Notoriously in the footage taken by the Humane Society of cruelty in slaughterhouses, we saw men mocking the animals they were torturing. … The psychology of such behavior is worth an entire book. It is odd, when you think about it, that some people may hurt animals or other people as a way of dealing with their own terror of being hurt, or as a means of running away from the feelings of responsibility and guilt.

“In severe cases we can even dissociate. I think of children who understandably do not want to recognize the animal on their plate as the animal they were playing with earlier in the day. … The psychologically healthy reaction of mourning the animal who was their friend is not encouraged by adults, primarily, I think, because it raises uncomfortable questions that are difficult for any adult to answer honestly. 'Dad, I thought you raised me to show compassion to those less unfortunate than we are, or for those who suffer?’ There is no good answer to this good-faith question. …

“You could argue over whether the denial is conscious, pre-conscious, or unconscious, or when it begins to shade into 'disguisal’ (a parallel to denial), as when we disguise what we eat either literally (in packaging) or with euphemisms – pork, bacon, or sausage, not pig; beef, steak or hamburger, not cow; mutton, not sheep; venison, not deer; veal, not calf; and perhaps most notoriously, pate de foie gras, not diseased goose liver. … Not only does industry profit [from denial], so do all the consumers who eat meat. It is in nobody’s interest to acknowledge the reality, the suffering, the horrible lives, and the savage deaths of the animals, except for the animals themselves and their few, but growing, number of advocates.

“In the past, some animal scientists have engaged in a kind of willed ignorance, falsely claiming that animals feel nothing. This position became increasingly less tenable as more research became available, but there were still the objections that what animals feel may well be beyond our understanding, and hence outside the realm of our possible empathy. Yet one need not know all the details of what another person suffers to know that they do suffer. More and more, people are giving animals the benefit of the doubt.  Could we not at least maintain that while they feel pain (perhaps even more keenly than we do), they do not reflect about the pain, and hence avoid the kind of suffering that comes from contemplation, self-awareness. or memory?  This is an unlikely source of comfort:  we need only observe how dogs avoid a person who has been unkind to them to recognize that the memory of pain is critical to their very survival. …

“It is only when the curtain of denial has been torn aside that we are free to make the choices each of us must make for ourselves. We must remove ourselves from whatever blind hides our vision, and look out at the horizon to face what we see there. We owe animals no less. We also owe ourselves no less, it turns out.”

You have two cows

SOCIALISM: You have two cows. State takes one and gives it to someone else.

COMMUNISM: You have two cows. State takes both of them and gives you milk.

FASCISM: You have two cows. State takes both of them and sells you milk.

NAZISM: You have two cows. State takes both of them and shoots you.

BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. State takes both of them, kills one and spills the milk in system of sewage.

CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.

BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and as many eggs as the regulations say you should need.

FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

SINGAPORE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. The government fines you for keeping two unlicensed animals in an apartment.

MILITARIANISM: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who has to milk them.

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: The government promises to give you two cows if you vote for it. After the election, the president is impeached for speculating in cow futures. The press dubs the affair “Cowgate”.

BRITISH DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. You feed them sheep’s brains and they go mad. The government doesn’t do anything.

BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. After that it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

ANARCHY: You don’t have cows. They belong to themselves.

HONG KONG CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax deduction for keeping five cows. The milk rights of six cows are transferred via a Panamanian intermediary to a Cayman Islands company secretly owned by the majority shareholder, who sells the rights to all seven cows’ milk back to the listed company. The annual report says that the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. Meanwhile, you kill the two cows because the Feng Shui is bad.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them.

FEMINISM: You have two cows. They get married and adopt a veal calf.

TOTALITARIANISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: You are associated with (the concept of “ownership"is a symbol of the phallo-centric, war-mongering, intolerant past) two differently-aged (but no less valuable to society) bovines of non-specified gender.

COUNTER CULTURE: Wow, dude, there’s like… these two cows, man. You got to have some of this milk. Far out! Awesome!

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

JAPANESE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. You give the milk to gangsters so they don’t ask any awkward questions about who you’re giving the milk to.

EUROPEAN FEDERALISM: You have two cows which cost too much money to care for because everybody is buying milk imported from some cheap east-European country and would never pay the fortune you’d have to ask for your cows’ milk. So you apply for financial aid from the European Union to subsidise your cows and are granted enough subsidies. You then sell your milk at the former elevated price to some government-owned distributor which then dumps your milk onto the market at east-European prices to make Europe competitive. You spend the money you got as a subsidy on two new cows and then go on a demonstration to Brussels complaining that the European farm-policy is going drive you out of your job.

EASTERN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. You sell the milk (diluted with some water) at a high price to the neighbors or to anyone at the open-air market. If somebody asks for receipt, you charge for a two times higher price, so nobody will request an invoice. For concerned families with small babies you claim that the milk is "bio”, though you collect the grass for feeding at the side of the highway and you keep the milk in plastic barrels used previously as containers of dangerous chemicals. Later, your neighbor or anybody from town will steal the cows and will buy their meat for a high price, and if you ask for a receipt, you will be charged for a two times higher price.

FINNISH SOCIALISM: You have two cows. Soon you have to kill one of them because in the Netherlands there is an overproduction of milk and the European Union rules say so. When you do so, you realize that it was not necessary, only the system was too slow in getting you the up-to-date news. From the stress, you get an ulcer in your stomach so you go to a doctor. The doctor realizes that this ulcer is a serious one, so you need an urgent treatment. Therefore, you soon get a call to the local hospital. The call’s date is for 3 months later, because there is a queue with more urgent cases. Then your ulcer becomes even more serious because you remember that 40 percent of your income is taken for social tax.

anonymous asked:

serious question...how are cows harmed when giving their milk to humans? also, what made you realize being a vegetarian wasn't enough?

Just like humans, cows can only produce milk when they’re pregnant. So dairy cows are forcibly impregnated on a device called a “rape rack”. That’s not even what vegans call it- that’s what the dairy industry calls it. 


This is extremely traumatizing for the cow, who has the same kind of nervous system and emotional range of the average human. 
The pregnant cow is kept in a small cage-like area, chained up all day, with no access to sunlight, grass, or proper food. The cows are usually beaten by the workers. They also have their tails broken, horns removed, and are screamed at and stabbed frequently. Anesthetic is never used. In the dairy industry, cows are viewed as milk machines- not living beings. 


Once the mother has her child, he or she is taken away from their mother hours or days after birth. This is very traumatic for the mother. Cows are known for their extremely close mother-child bonds. Just like humans. The mother will scream and cry for her child for days.

The mother is hooked up to a milking machine, which causes painful infection. She is locked up all the time in a small steel cage, hooked up to a painful machine, while she mourns the loss of her child. She doesn’t “give” her milk to humans. It’s stolen from her. 

Once her body is worn out from the constant cycle of being raped, pregnant, giving birth, and being hooked up to the machine, she will be sent to slaughter. She will be strung up by her ankles by a chain, and her throat will be slit. She will watch her own blood pour on a concrete floor while she gasps for air. 


And in case you were wondering what happened to her child…..
if she had a daughter, she will be condemned to the same fate as her mother. If she had a son, he will become a veal calf. 
He’ll spend a few short weeks chained up in a small pen, being fed synthetic baby food (because the humans stole his milk).

Once he’s big enough for veal, he will be slaughtered and cut into pieces, just like his mom was. 


But don’t take my word for it. If you’d like to see this for yourself, just watch this short 60 second video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q



A while ago, I decided to get involved with the “vegetarian community” on tumblr. While looking into it, I stumbled across some posts about veganism. I had never met a vegan before and I didn’t know anything about it, so I did some research. I read articles and watched videos about the animal industries. I learned about dairy, eggs, wool, leather, and animal testing. I knew that I could never contribute to those industries ever again. There is so much violence….. it’s sickening. I can’t even look at a piece of cheese without seeing an image of a dairy cow screaming for her child. I can’t look at an egg without picturing all the baby chicks who are ground up alive just for being boys (I’d explain more, but I’d be here all night. Look it up, trust me). I really do love animals, and being vegan is the only way to prove it. I could never hurt an animal again in my life. It’s disgusting. That’s when I knew that vegetarian isn’t enough. 

Don’t buy dairy! It doesn’t matter if the mother is human or of any other species. They take the calves and murder them for meat (veal) so that humans can drink their milk. She’s a mother and her suffering is huge! Besides, grown up humans are not supposed to eat cow baby milk. They’re not cows and are not babies. 

There is no such thing as humane slaughter. This veal calf has heard the screams of his companions and smells their blood and their fear and he knows he faces death. He has spent his entire short life confined in a tiny crate so as not to develop muscles (we like our veal tender). He has never suckled or known his mother who suffered agonizing deprivation when he was taken from her at birth. He has existed on an iron deficient liquid (we like our veal pale) causing diarrhea and illness.

savechesters-backup  asked:

Hi! Not trying to sound rude, just curious! Why don't vegans drink milk or eat eggs? I get that it comes from animals, but I've heard that a cows milk starts to hurt it if it isn't milked. Is it the fact that we're taking from the animal, or is it more focused on the cruel factory farming of the animals? Also! What's your take on organic milk? Thank you!

Hi daninsnotonfire ! Both of your examples are valid reasons for a vegan to avoid dairy and eggs; if you ask me, dairy is crueler than meat in all levels. Here are some facts about both industries:

  • DAIRY

All animal farming exploits motherhood, but there is perhaps no more egregious violation of motherhood than dairy farming, in which females of another species are forced to become pregnant and carry their babies for nine months, only to have them ripped away at birth in order for humans to steal the milk intended for them. Cows’ milk is for baby cows. Human breast milk is for young developing humans. We have no more need to drink the breast milk of a cow than we do the breast milk of a cat.

In order to keep a steady supply of milk, the cows are repeatedly impregnated. Several times a day, dairy cows are hooked by their udders to electronic milking machines that can cause the cows to suffer electrical shocks, painful lesions, and mastitis.

Some spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.

Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years and can produce milk for eight or nine years, but the stress caused by factory farm conditions leads 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.

Investigations into dairy, veal, and calf factory farms have uncovered shocking cruelty to animals. Click the below links to watch hidden camera video, exposing the true cost of dairy products:

  1. Conklin Dairy Farm Undercover Investigation - Ohio
  2. Willet Dairy Farm Undercover Investigation - New York
  3. E6 Cattle Co Undercover Investigation - Texas
  4. Buckeye Veal Farm Undercover Investigation - Ohio
  • EGGS

At the hatcheries that supply female chicks to factory egg farms, small farms, and backyard egg enthusiasts alike, male chicks are killed shortly after birth by being ground up alive in giant macerators, gassed, electrocuted, or left to suffocate in garbage bags and dumpsters. Because male chicks will never lay eggs and are not the breed sold for meat (meat chicken breeds have been genetically manipulated to grow much more breast muscle and flesh), they are considered worthless to the egg industry, and so are disposed of as trash. Destroying male chicks is standard practice worldwide. Every year, global hatcheries combined kill approximately 6 billion newborn chicks.

Even the most rigorous humane labeling certification programs in the U.S., Certified Humane, American Humane Certified, and Animal Welfare Approved, permit the killing of male chicks at the hatcheries which supply their egg farms with laying hens. Laying hens themselves spend 2 miserable years crammed into cages so small they cannot even spread their wings, churning out an unnaturally high rate of hundreds of eggs each year without ever getting the chance to hatch or mother a single chick.

Check out this article for every detail about eggs. And nope, if you do your research and you make sure you eat plenty of different foods your growth won’t stunt!

Besides the ethical factor here are some that are worth to take into consideration too:

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than all transportation combined. [x]
  • Livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. [x]
  • Methane is 25-100 times more destructive than CO2. [x]
  • Methane has a global warming power 86 times that of CO2. [x]
  • Livestock is responsible for 65% of all emissions of nitrous oxide a greenhouse gas 296x more destructive than carbon dioxide and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years. [x]
  • Animal agriculture use ranges from 34-76 trillion gallons of water annually. [x]
  • Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption. [x]
  • 477 gallons of water are required to produce 1 pound of eggs; 900 gallons of water are needed for cheese. [x]
  • 1,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk. [x]
  • A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people. [x]

Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the US. This doesn’t include the animals raised outside of USDA jurisdiction or in backyards, or the billions of fish raised in aquaculture settings in the US. [x]

Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life. [x]

anonymous asked:

Tell me what's wrong with eggs and milk. Because I know the information but it seems that I can't make the connection. But I wan't to. So please just show me the horrors. Please.

  • DAIRY

All animal farming exploits motherhood, but there is perhaps no more egregious violation of motherhood than dairy farming, in which females of another species are forced to become pregnant and carry their babies for nine months, only to have them ripped away at birth in order for humans to steal the milk intended for them. Cows’ milk is for baby cows. Human breast milk is for young developing humans. We have no more need to drink the breast milk of a cow than we do the breast milk of a cat.

In order to keep a steady supply of milk, the cows are repeatedly impregnated. Several times a day, dairy cows are hooked by their udders to electronic milking machines that can cause the cows to suffer electrical shocks, painful lesions, and mastitis.

Some spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.

Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years and can produce milk for eight or nine years, but the stress caused by factory farm conditions leads 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.

Investigations into dairy, veal, and calf factory farms have uncovered shocking cruelty to animals. Click the below links to watch hidden camera video, exposing the true cost of dairy products:

  1. Conklin Dairy Farm Undercover Investigation - Ohio
  2. Willet Dairy Farm Undercover Investigation - New York
  3. E6 Cattle Co Undercover Investigation - Texas
  4. Buckeye Veal Farm Undercover Investigation - Ohio
  • EGGS

At the hatcheries that supply female chicks to factory egg farms, small farms, and backyard egg enthusiasts alike, male chicks are killed shortly after birth by being ground up alive in giant macerators, gassed, electrocuted, or left to suffocate in garbage bags and dumpsters. Because male chicks will never lay eggs and are not the breed sold for meat (meat chicken breeds have been genetically manipulated to grow much more breast muscle and flesh), they are considered worthless to the egg industry, and so are disposed of as trash. Destroying male chicks is standard practice worldwide. Every year, global hatcheries combined kill approximately 6 billion newborn chicks.

Even the most rigorous humane labeling certification programs in the U.S., Certified Humane, American Humane Certified, and Animal Welfare Approved, permit the killing of male chicks at the hatcheries which supply their egg farms with laying hens. Laying hens themselves spend 2 miserable years crammed into cages so small they cannot even spread their wings, churning out an unnaturally high rate of hundreds of eggs each year without ever getting the chance to hatch or mother a single chick.

Check out this article for every detail about eggs. And nope, if you do your research and you make sure you eat plenty of different foods your growth won’t stunt!

Besides the ethical factor here are some that are worth to take into consideration too:

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than all transportation combined. [x]
  • Livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. [x]
  • Methane is 25-100 times more destructive than CO2. [x]
  • Methane has a global warming power 86 times that of CO2. [x]
  • Livestock is responsible for 65% of all emissions of nitrous oxide a greenhouse gas 296x more destructive than carbon dioxide and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years. [x]
  • Animal agriculture use ranges from 34-76 trillion gallons of water annually. [x]
  • Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption. [x]
  • 477 gallons of water are required to produce 1 pound of eggs; 900 gallons of water are needed for cheese. [x]
  • 1,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk. [x]
  • A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people. [x]

Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the US. This doesn’t include the animals raised outside of USDA jurisdiction or in backyards, or the billions of fish raised in aquaculture settings in the US. [x]

Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life. [x]

anonymous asked:

Hi I was wondering why vegan stay away from dairy foods? (Sorry if it's a stupid question but I've been wondering about this since forever!)

Cows are repeatedly impregnated, we grow up thinking cows “need” to be milked so we don’t question it, but that’s not true. The calf is taken almost immediately after birth, causing immense grief for both of them. If the calf is male he will be sent to slaughter for veal. If the calf is a female she will be a dairy slave too. The milk is sent to be consumed by humans. Dairy cows are genetically manipulated to produce about 10 times as much milk as they would naturally would, leaving them bloated and their udders usually painfully infected. Cows are often beat on “just because”, they live short miserable lives. Dairy cows only live about 4-6 years before being considered spent and made into cheap hamburger. Most cows don’t see grass, as some of us think happily of cows grazing on fields, that’s not were supermarket milk comes from. It’s not for us to drink, we’re not calves. Some things you can check out (x)(x)(x)