How Do We Get Our Milk? The Answer Might Disturb You
There has been tons of reporting and investigative journalism in recent years about the meat industry, and most of it has shed a negative light on how the meat we eat on a consistent basis gets to us. From hormone treatment and animal cruelty to diseases, the controversial aspects of mass meat production have been well-documented.
If you’re unfamiliar with the topic, you might want to check out Eric Schlosser’s 2001 book, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. (Or, if you’re a meat eater and fast-food fan, you might want to stay away from it.)
Milk and dairy production, on the other hand, receive far less coverage and publicity. It might be time to start talking about it, though.
The photo below, shared by Facebook user Diane Scarazzini, tells a large part of the story.
The crates seen above store newborn dairy cows, which, as the post notes, will eventually become veal steaks. This is, in many cases, how we get our milk as well.
In many cases, these cows get milked, get pregnant, and then are killed. And that’s that.
How do you feel about this? Is this just the cost of doing business, or is it inhumane, cruel behavior? Please SHARE this story and let us know your thoughts.