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OH WELL. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. JUST DO NOT ASK WHERE IT COMES FROM (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)


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Animae C (507)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 5:03 am
Let the truth be told!
Cats milk is for Kittens, Dogs milk is for puppies, Cows milk is for Calves...
end of story.

T.Y. Kelly

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 1:02 pm
Cow's milk is for calves, it's shameful they are deprived of their mother's milk, kept for human consumption! I hope the cruel diary industry with the artificial insrmination will die out.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 1:10 pm
Thank you.

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 3:40 pm
They'll never convince me to drink milk or eat cheese again. I agree and say it often-cows'milk is for their babies. I will not be party to the separation of calves and their mothers and the sadness they must endure not to mention the rampant abuse that happens. Even on small farms the separation occurs so count me out forever.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 4:00 pm
It just means they are running scared. They could do what the tobacco industry did- go peddle the addiction overseas.

Dotti L (85)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 4:17 pm
Oops, did not intend to get onto this thread. Bit I did and I will say it again, you do not have to kill a cow to get milk nor a chicken to get an egg.

Anne K (139)
Thursday January 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
Dotti, calves are taken from their mothers shortly after birth so that humans can have the milk that was intended for the calf. Male calves are killed, usually after being sold to veal farms. Dairy cows are killed when milk production slows down. As for eggs, even "humane certified" eggs at health food stores can come from debeaked hens that live in a warehouse, and male chicks in the egg industry suffer a torturous death. Hens are killed when egg production slows down. Unless you are able to have and breed your own flock of chickens, chances are, there is suffering and death behind eggs.

Inge B (202)
Friday January 30, 2015, 12:14 am
Anne K. said everything that needs to be said.


Athena F (131)
Friday January 30, 2015, 2:07 am
Cow's milk was never for humans. But a lot of what we eat isn't good for us, so I'm not even going to touch on that bit now.

If you've ever been to a factory farm, you know why milk is bad. It's torture. Plain and simple. In many cases it's also pretty gross. If you just look at what's going on, the bloody udders etc. you wouldn't want to drink that.

The whole cow industry is so overblown and out of control. We use so many resources feeding the cows to get their beef and milk, when we could feed SO many more people if we used that acreage to farm vegetables. It would help the whole planet if everyone who hasn't already given it up could just cut back a little. The problem is, for a lot of people it's just become a habit. And habits, seriously, aren't easy to break.

It sounds simple enough. You care? Quit! But once we have a habit, our brains are wired to do that thing. And not everyone is able to re-wire themselves as quickly and easily as some. So..rather than bashing anyone drinking milk, we should try to be understanding and sympathetic. As they say, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. ;)

Also, we should try to come up with better tasting, better for the environment alternatives. If you are addicted to milk and find something much healthier and better for the environment that tastes almost exactly like milk, or even better, you'd drink it, right? Kids especially resist changes with things like this, but give them something super delicious and they will eventually forget the not-so-awesome alternative.

I believe that IF you REALLY want to drink milk, eat cheese, etc. you can, if you do it like any other not-so-good-for-you food. Occasionally. Not every day, not all the time, not in and on everything you consume.

If you loooove a glass of milk with a cookie, and soy/almond/hemp etc. milk doesn't cut it for you for whatever reason, I don't think it's going to kill you to indulge sometimes. And if you at least get it from a responsible farm where they treat their animals with respect, don't fill them up with hormones and antibiotics, etc. I think it can be an acceptable part of a varied diet.

I do believe that we need to be better about teaching future generations though. I think part of the addiction to milk is because we were raised on it. As kids, it was always, always DRINK YOUR MILK IF YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHY. DRINK YOUR MILK IF YOU WANT TO GROW UP BIG AND STRONG! Ugh. An entire nation brainwashed.

If you drink anything more than once a day you're going to probably develop a taste for it that's hard to kick later on. But as we raise our children today, we should keep trying to get them to drink alternatives. If only for variety's sake.

We NEED a varied diet. If you want to let the kid who LOVES milk have some with his slice of birthday cake, I don't think the world will fall apart. But make him drink a glass every night with dinner, drink it with his school lunch and with his breakfast cereal and it's a problem.

Try giving your kid some almond milk one day, some rice or oat milk another, etc. Try different flavors, vanilla, chocolate etc. if you have to. Just pay attention to how much sugar/calories they are getting if you do.

Different brands can make all the difference. I got our family one type of vanilla almond milk that was HORRIBLE, but there's several others that we enjoy to varying degrees. We found one that I think is delicious. Same as hemp milk. Some of it..ehhh. But some is great! Hard to believe sometimes that one type could be so different from another, but they can be. So if your kids don't like the first one, try again! Make it fun if you can and hopefully they won't grow up addicted to the stuff the way many folks from past generations have,

Mucho milk is a bad idea also because..not only are most people lactose intolerant to some degree or other (many just don't recognize it and think that little extra gas or whatever is normal since it happens every single day..because they drink milk..every single day..duh), the more we support the current way milk is farmed, the worse things will be for our environment. All factory farms are screwing us up, bigtime. If you don't care about animal suffering, hopefully you DO care about your home, planet earth. Gotta slow that factory farm trainwreck down.

Nancy C (806)
Friday January 30, 2015, 3:46 am
Yesterday a coworker began praising bacon and they know my preferences. Another employee began chiming in about the inhumanity of all the humane groups..."Peta creates its own videos">>>This is the mentality and false perception of those who don't want to battle the injustice and violence. They were so adamant that (this time), I did not chime in! So it goes with animals, politics, human rights etc..."It's not my problem"...Anyway, I praise the companies who are encouraging humans to try other kinds of "milk"...

Janet B (0)
Friday January 30, 2015, 7:25 pm

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 31, 2015, 1:48 pm
Well said AniMae Chi!
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