I was looking at Bazu's blog on a video called "The Dark Side Of Dairy". It was scary looking at those gigantic cow udders - artificially selected to be that big to produce more milk for human consumption. No wonder they say cows needed to be milk so as to relief themselves of such burden - the unnatural selection as a result of human manipulation.
Cows. Milk. Cows. Milk. Cows. Milk. From young, this strong link was created in my mind. I didn't give much thought to why the cow produce milk, was it for her own baby? What happens to her baby when I drink her milk? Why does the cow keep producing milk for us? To me, it was just "Cows give milk", "Milk has calcium which builds strong teeth and bones", "Milk is nice".
But now I know. Cows don't just keep producing milk for us and finally die so that we can have our steaks and burgers, why would they be so silly to do that? Like humans, to produce milk, cows have to give birth to her calf. A cow's milk is meant for her own baby to feed on and grow up. Humans come in and decide they want the milk for themselves. So the calf will have to feed on rubbish food and then die and become veal or grow up to become beef cows or dairy cows like their mum. To have more money, it will be better if each cow can give more milk, naturally, the way to do so will be to breed cows with lots of milk yield, resulting in the oversize udders. Being constantly impregnanted to maintain their milk flow naturally spents the cow and they are eventually killed for their meat.
Watch this video of the separation of the cow from her calf and how difficult it is for the cow to give birth. Imagine she has to endure this constantly...
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