This is beautiful piece written by my friend Barbara Larue. Thought I would reblog the same for raising awareness among my followers and for them to spread the word out. Together we stand for animals.
It’s a fair and often heard question, one I had myself several years ago.
“I like my cheese/ice cream/milk, etc. and besides they don’t kill the cows for their milk”.
That’s what’s normally expressed when someone wonders why people go vegan instead of simply vegetarian (vegan excludes all animal products and vegetarian excludes meat).
The heartbreaking truth is that dairy cows suffer intensely from an industry that exploits them mercilessly.
It all begins with the calf being born to cause the cow to give milk for her baby.
Because man has become accustomed to using the milk meant for the calf, the natural process of a mother nurturing her young is violated, with the baby being taken from the mother either immediately upon birth or shortly thereafter, much to the mother’s grief, anger and sorrow.
The mom will call for her calf and try to search for it, and her…
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