Vegan milk or dairy milk?
Heres the dairy industry in a nutshell: .
Cows need to be pregnant to produce milk. To impregnate them, farmers jack off bulls to collect their sperm. They then line up female cows in the "rape rack" to artificially impregnate them by shoving a metal rod with the semen inside them.
When the baby calf is born they are immediately taken away from their mothers because he/she will steal "our" milk. Like all creatures, mothers and newborns want to be together but farmers take the baby away as both mother and baby cry for each other. The baby calf is then locked inside a tiny cage where they cant move to prevent muscular development so they can be killed for veal meat. .
This process of artificial impregnation and bodily/emotional torture is repeated over and over without breaks until the cows milk production slows and then is killed off for beef at around age 4-6 (cows live up to 20-25 years)
But don't we need milk for calcium and strong bones? .
Not only do plenty of other foods have calcium, animal protein in dairy acidifies our blood. To neutralize it, the body needs phosphate. Phosphate is binded to calcium in our bones as calcium phosphate, which is leeched out of our bones and uses the phosphate and gets rid the calcium. Its no wonder america is the highest consumers of dairy and has the highest rates of osteoporosis (bone disease). Not to mention the FDA allows a limited amount of pus to remain in our dairy milks lol
Of course like all animal agriculture industries, the dairy industry also contributes to the total destruction of our planet and the environment as well (animal agriculture is the leading cause of all environmental destruction) . .
Theres so many different vegan milks now, everyone is bound to have one variety that they like 👍
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Wow, I guess it's only fitting I did this @neweditionofficial New Edition tribute (my all time favorite R&B group) just a couple of months ago. Now there's a contest to be part of the 2017 BET Awards and you can win by posting your choreography to New Edition's classic hit "If It Isn't Love.
Even though my version is a bit modified, I figured I'd submit it and see what happens?
Winner receives a round trip ticket to Los Angeles & exclusive access to this year's BET Awards filming and be the personal guest of Brook Payne @brookepayne1. In this case if I did win I wouldn't need the round trip ticket since I'm already near the area. Here goes nothing, wish me luck!! #vegansrepresent#freestyle#dancer#choreography#newedition#classics#tribute#veganlife#veganawareness#plantbased#vegansriseup#betawards#contest#team24hrvegan
@Regrann from @nathan11.11 - 🔻Simply stated, cognitive dissonance is when our behavior doesn't match up with our beliefs.
Meat eating involves cognitive dissonance, because the majority of people are against animal cruelty, yet eat them a couple of times per day, thus contributing to mass cruelty.
If you were to ask 10 random people if they are against animal cruelty, there is a good chance that every one of them will say that they are. Some may be quite passionate in their feelings about being against animal cruelty. Yet chances are, nearly all of those 10 people would also be meat eaters. Maybe out of that 10 you get lucky and there's a vegetarian or vegan.
Over the years, there has been ongoing research as to why this happens with meat eaters. Scientific research studies have delved into this question as well. Here's a small sampling of some of them:
People had less empathy if the meat was processed, as compared to non-processed meat. They found that in roasting a pig, people had more empathy if the head was still attached, than if it had been beheaded.
Words can be used to lessen the empathy one has toward the animals. They report that "describing industrial meat production as "harvesting" versus "killing" or "slaughtering" indirectly reduced empathy. Also, they found that "replacing "beef/pork" with "cow/pig" in a restaurant menu increased empathy and disgust, which both equally reduced willingness to eat meat.
Animals labeled as "food" are given less moral consideration by people, because animals categorised as food are seen as insensitive to pain and unworthy of moral consideration.
So I ask, if you love animals and also eat animals, to please reflect on this and whether you are living in alignment with your belief that you are against animal cruelty. 🌱 ♻ from @knowledge_1s_power and 👉@shesscarlett - #rspca#yulin#marcching#animalcharity#animalrescue#yulinprotest#petsofig#dogrescue#dogsofig#vegansofig#vegansofinsta#vegansofinstagram#veganfood#yoga#spiritual#govegan#veganawareness