Why Do Cows Produce Milk?
Cows don’t always have milk in their udders, and they don’t need to be milked by farmers. They produce milk for the same reason human women do: to feed their babies. Since cows only produce milk after they’ve been pregnant, farmers artificially inseminate them on what the industry calls a “rape rack.”
Around 10 months after a cow becomes pregnant, she gives birth, and a strong bond instantly forms between mother and calf. If given the chance, a mother cow would nurture and protect her calf.
But in the dairy industry, after just one to three days, farmers take calves from their mothers so that humans can drink the mothers’ milk. This causes both cows and calves extreme distress. Mother cows have been known to cry out for days after their babies are dragged away from them.
It’s likely that the “attacker” in this video was a friend of the new mother and perhaps had her own babies taken away from her in the past.
Cows don’t need to be milked, and they don’t enjoy it. The truth is, for us to have a glass of milk, a mother had to endure the loss of her baby over and over. By continuing to consume dairy products, humans are supporting a lifetime of suffering for these sensitive, intelligent animals. Now that you know the truth, what will you do?
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