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This is your milk
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d4174179 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Thank you for speaking out against this atrocity. Dairy is scary! www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SG…
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GeriAloha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you too. It's the least I can do. Great video! Issac-Marine you should see this. 
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Issac-Marine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Writer
I'm guess you've never been on a farm with dairy cows. If you don't milk the cows that need it then they can get extremely swollen and uncomfortable. If you refused to milk the cows that need it then you'd actually be hurting them.
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GeriAloha Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cows like any other mammal, lactate when they have given birth. Cows in farms are artificially inseminated each year in order to give milk. They lactate to feed their baby cow. Not grown up humans. The cow would stop lactate if no one was there to milk her. Like any other mammal including human. When the baby does not need the milk anymore the lactation process begins to slow down and end. This myth about how cows need to be milked is so disturbing. Anyway the cow wouldn't lactate in the first place, if she wasn't pregnant. And she wouldn't need to be milked even if this was true. Which is not.

I guess you haven't seen what is happening to the new born baby cows a few days after their birth. And how are the mothers treated. I suggest you watch Cowspiracy and Earthlings and then we can talk.
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Issac-Marine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Writer
Perhaps on big farms. 

Not small local farms in area, and yes I am aware of how cows are treated in some facilities. But not all are abusive and cruel to animals. 

There are many farms around my home and many of my friends work on said farms. Not all farms that produce dairy and beef are cruel. I speak from personal experience and not from propaganda, I don't even like the taste of milk.
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GeriAloha Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So you know that even on small farms they sell the baby cow or send it to slaughter. Especially if the baby is male. The mothers may be treated better, but they do separate them from their babies and kill them when they are no longer able to give birth and lactate. Ask the farmers. I personally went to see how are the things in small farms. A murder is a murder. Doesn't matter if they had a better life than factory farm cows. They all end in the slaughterhouse.
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Issac-Marine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Writer
As long as adult cows are killed in a humane way I have no problem with it.

They were raised, bred and taken care of by humans, in return we eat their meat.
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GeriAloha Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you ok if someone raised you, took care of you and then killed and ate you? By this logic our parents have every right to kill and eat us? Is this what you are saying? 
Anyway this is what humane slaughter looks like --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQyVdP…
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Issac-Marine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student Writer
(I don't click links from strangers)

Humans are not cows and therefore I find that statement to be void of logic. 

Everything dies one day. I have no problem with it, death is a part of life for all beings as long as the cow isn't intentionally tortured during it's life or death it's fine. Wether the cow is killed by a human or a pack of wolves what is the difference?

If a bear kills a fish and eats it, does the bear become a murderer?  Animals will always kill and eat other animals, humans are no different. 
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GeriAloha Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Bears unlike humans are not self-conscious. They cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. We do. Animals don't have a choice. We do.
And they are tortured when killed. If you don't click links from strangers I believe you can find all the information you need yourself. No one is hiding it. The internet is all yours. Being ignorant doesn't make us any better. 

Also humans may not be cows, but their life matter no less than yours. Actually we also raise, breed and take care of dogs and cats. Are you ok with eating dogs and cats just because we feed them? 
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