End the Meat and Dairy Industry!
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Are you being manipulated into buying things that you don't want or need? Animal producers control our everyday buying choices, with very misleading messaging, artificially low prices, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. The behavior of these producers is absolutely shocking. As a result, many people and respects have lost the ability to decide for themselves how much and what to eat. Each year, the department of Agriculture-managed programs spend $550 million to bombard Americans with slogans telling them to buy more animal products.
What is the Problem With The Dairy Industry?
21,000,000 dairy cows are slaughtered for veal or cheap beef every year globally. Like all mammals, cows must give birth in order to make milk, and just like human mothers, they carry their babies for 9 months, then begin to lactate for the sole purpose of nourishing their young. Due to extensive biological manipulation, dairy cows today produce 12 times more milk than they would naturally produce to feed a calf. Aside from this, all dairy calves are stolen from their mothers within hours of birth in order to maximize profit. Even on so called "humane diary farms", cows are often taken within the first hours of birth, as the separation between mother and its calf is considered "less stressful". But the producers can not wait around for the cows to mate, to speed up the process, cows are are forcibly impregnated year after year. Trapped in a cycle of forced impregnation , most dairy cows' over worked bodies begin producing milk after 4 to 5 years
What About the Meat Industry?
You know that little red barn that is on your milk carton at home? The one that kids are raised to believe that is where their meat and dairy comes from? It is not where it really comes from. In order to fill our desire to eat meat and dairy, animals are slaughtered, exploited, raped, and tortured in factory farms. On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds, and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never get to raise families, live a normal life, instead they get their loved ones taken away from them and slaughtered. Most of these animals will never get to experience the warmth of the sun on their backs or even breathe fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks headed for the slaughter house. Given the scale of business- each year, an estimated 9 billion broiler chickens,113 million pigs, 33 million cows, and 250 million turkeys are raised for our consumption in dark, pestilent barns. Our desire to eat meat, animals pay in blood for. Slaughterhouse workers become so stressed that they beat cows and bigs with a sow. In order to keep the chickens from pecking workers with their beaks, the beaks are burned and sliced off. But what happens to the male chicks? Well, the male chicks do not fit into the equation, they do not produce eggs, therefore they are thrown into grinders and killed.
Things the Meat and Dairy Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
- Animal Food Production is one of the world’s leading causes of climate change.
- There’s no sustainable way to raise animal foods in order to meet the world’s growing demand.
- A $5 Big Mac would cost $13 if the retail price included hidden expenses that meat producers offload onto society.
- The American government spends $38 billion each year to subsidize the meat and dairy industries, but only 0.04 percent of that (i.e., $17 million) each year to subsidize fruits and vegetables.
- Big businesses love farm subsidies. Small farmers and rural Americans hate them.
- If they treated a dog or cat like that, they’d go to jail.
- Of the 9 million dairy cows in the U.S., 3 million are slaughtered each year at only a fraction of their natural lifespan.
- Their worn out bodies become ground beef and restaurant hamburgers.
- The veal industry would not exist without the dairy industry.
- Over 90% of U.S. dairy cows are confined in primarily indoor operations, with more than 60% tethered by the neck inside barren stalls, unable to perform the most basic behaviors essential to their well-being.
What You Can do
- Don’t buy into the humane myth, they are only the sugar coated version of the truth.
- Go dairy free. Eliminating dairy from your diet does not have to be difficult. In fact, there are many plant-based milks, cheeses, yogurts, and more.
- Educate others on the meat and dairy industries.
- Go Meatless. There are many meat alternatives out on the market, not only tofu, but many false meats made from soy are available and can taste just as great as meat.
- If you are serious about not supporting and ending the meat and dairy industry, a plant-based (vegan) diet can benefit you and the environment.
- Going vegetarian can also very well be a start.
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