Dairy milk is a product that is in such high demand all over the world there is no way that it can be produced humanely or slightly natural. Long gone are the days when the countryside was full of cows grazing, enjoying life and local produce was thriving. Unless you live in a small village and actually know the cow your milk has come from, all of the below has happened in abundance...
- A cow has to be repeatedly pregnant all through her life to produce milk, this is done through artificial insemination.
- When the cow gives birth to her calf she has but a few minutes with her newborn before it is dragged away to either become veal on someones plate or if it is a female, she could face a life of misery in the dairy industry.
- The years of being constantly pregnant and milked virtually to death take their tole on the cow, by the end they can hardly walk, their udders have become so sore and huge from the constant abuse even moving is a huge struggle.
- Cows often get infections such as mastitis and a percentage of this infection called 'pus' can legally be and is in the finished product of milk which you drink.
- Once they have lived out their use they are chucked in the meat truck off to slaughter.
- The average life span of a dairy cow is 4/5 years, the average natural life span of a cow is 25.
If you don't want to contribute to the dairy industry, you don't have to. We are lucky to live in a age where there is a plethora of delicious plant based milks available in the supermarkets. One of my favourite is Koko Dairy Free coconut milk.Read More