cruelty-free milk - dairy cows

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  1. Before, in the second sentence, was not supposed to be in the post I just posted. Auto correct. Can you please remove the “before” from that sentence? Thanks!

  2. Always appreciate your articles.

    Warning before against soy, rice and anything that is not organic.

    Soy has estrogen and is known to be associated with causing breast cancer. This makes sense when you realize it has estrogen. Anybody who had any kind of sex cancer (breast, ovarian, possibly others) knows you do not want estrogen. Additionally, imagine what consuming estrogen does does to your body, outside of cancer. Additionally, what does this due to not only females, but males too?!

    On top of the estrogen, soy is known for being pumped full of chemicals and GMOs.

    Rice is high in arsenic.

    Non-organic food is pumped full of pesticides that lead to cancer, gut health issues, many other problems.

    Many thanks! <3

  3. Catherine Cheung says:

    I’ve been vegan-ish for about 2 years. The most difficult thing to adhere to for me is cheese, or the lack of it. I’ve looked into making my own but can’t even fathom to start until I’m retired, if that. This article is devastating news as it doesn’t look like even small batch, crafted cheeses would be humane.

  4. Hi there — you should do some research on cashew harvesting — it extracts a terrible toll on the workers who are often children. I am not at the point where I gave totally given up factory farmed meats yet (I should say anymore — this is mostly due to chronic illness that resulted in poverty, which limits my food options).

    Anyhow, when I read about cashew production I realized I couldn’t ethically biy them anymore even when they are cheap enough to afford.

    Thanks for the great website!

  5. You very conveniently leave out the human as well as ecological impact of all the plant based options. Where and how do you think the oats that are used to produce oat milk are farmed for example and by whom and under what conditions and with what impact on the environment. Same questions go unanswered for all of the other plant alternatives.

  6. Christine Mc says:

    I want to stop consuming milk and dairy products from cows as the life of a dairy cow is terribly cruel and unnatural.
    However, I have read this week from a reputable source (Daily Telegraph) that Alpro and Oatly sell the by-products of their oat milk production to farmers, and ironically, Alpro’s by-products from oat milk go to feed dairy cows!
    It seems it is incredibly difficult for consumers to buy fully ethically, despite all good intentions.

  7. Very helpful article. It’s difficult to be vegan after a lifetime of consuming dairy, but I am doing it, 50 per cent, 70 per cent better than trying 100 per cent and giving up.

  8. I dont understand why there can’t be a humane dairy farm.. for example, a farm that lets the cow live her whole life in a pasture, breeds the cow by using a bull, keeping the calf with their mother for at least a month before being weaned off milk, letting the cow be retired on a pasture after milk production decreases, using a good and safe milk machine, and/or treating the cow as a pet. I hope if I become a farmer one day, this is how the cow’s life will be..

    1. There is a dairy in England that leaves the calves with their mums for 5 months leaving the calf drink in the morning and milking for themselves in the evening. After 5 months they move them to an adjacent pasture so the mother can see them. They have found that this practice reduces the mothers stress level significantly & they live twice as long. And the calf grow significantly faster & larger.

  9. Mike Connell says:

    Very interesting !
    I was shocked at the cruelty involved in dairy farming
    I will definitely try the oat milk
    However I’d like to know more about organic milk and if this is relatively cruelty free to cows
    I’m already a vegetarian but may switch to a vegan lifestyle asap

  10. it’s almost as though, living in a neoliberal capitalist society, it’s *practically impossible* to consume anything in a cruelty-free, non-exploitative way…

  11. Amazing article. It’s important to stop the inhumane treatment of cows. Vegan milk all the way.

    1. More important than stopping the inhumane treatment of Humans?