It is cruel. That's fact. My sister is going to uni to study veterinary science and had to go to farms to get experience with animals. I went with her many of these times, and even in the farms where the farmers took good care of their animals, they still had to separate the mother from the baby at a very young age, and there is no nice way of doing that. I have also been to pig farms, and I will never forget the things I saw, heard and smelt.
There is nothing extreme about caring, nothing extreme about not wanting to consume the breast milk of another animal. People have always been lactose intolerant.
Lactose intolerance is when the body does not produce enough lactase to break down lactose, a sugar found in milk and many other milk derived dairy products.
The enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose is lactase, an enzyme found on the wall of the intestines. Lactase breaks down lactose (the sugar found in milk) into galactose and glucose. The activity of lactase becomes reduced after breastfeeding, at that point the body no longer needs as much lactase. Not to mention a human mothers milk is much different from the milk of a cow.
The reduction of lactase activity after infancy is a genetically programmed event. Approximately 75 % of Earths population is lactose intolerant for a reason, because it’s perfectly natural.
The statistics vary from race to race and country to country but overall they show an abnormal amount of individuals who qualify. In some Asian countries, 90 percent of the population is lactose intolerant.
I do not mean to bully, I'm not trying to be mean, I just want to help educate people.
Edited by Athaid - 5/16/16 at 11:27am