Mother's Day is Not for Cows

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:45am
Richard Brandenburg

Mother's Day is Not for Cows

Dear Editor,

Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S.
dairy industry concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying
extra for "organic" milk that isn't. The timing, a few days before
Mother's Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, world-wide
symbols of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies.

The newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into
veal cutlets, so the dairy industry can sell their milk. The distraught
mothers bellow for days, hoping in vain for their babies' return.
Instead, they are chained on a concrete warehouse floor, milked by
machines, then impregnated artificially to renew the pregnancy and keep
the milk flowing. When their production drops, around four years of age,
they are ground into hamburgers.

This Mother's Day, let's all honor motherhood and our natural compassion
for animals by rejecting the dairy industry's cruelty. Let's replace
cow's milk and its products, laden with cholesterol, saturated fats,
hormones, and antibiotics. Let's choose delicious, healthful,
cruelty-free plant-based milk, cheese, and ice cream products offered at
our grocery store.


Richard Brandenburg
1035 Suncrest Dr
Ogden, UT  84404

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