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Stupid question for vegans

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by newchickmom, Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I am not a Vegan, but I repsect other peoples rights to be.
    I saw a bumper sticker this morning, and I have no Idea what it means. "Milk Is Murder"
    I have been around large dairy farms and cannot figure this out [​IMG]
  2. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Simple. In order to get milk, the cows need to be regularly bred. The males have to be sold for meat. Therefore....
  3. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Furthermore, eggs do the same with with the cockerels. If anything, their fates are usually less humane than male calves.
  4. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I get the concept now.
  5. Poler

    Poler In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I dont see how the death of a cockeral, is less humane than the death of a steer. They both serve a purpose to supply food for us. Its just a cycle of life.
  6. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quote:The regulations for dispatching roosters are not nearly as strict as those dealing with cattle . . . I'm sure that is what was being referred to.
  7. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

    Nov 10, 2008
    Quote:Its not like they JUST die. (as if that's not bad enough because humans don't have to have meat, unlike alot of other animals). They are really cruely treated and not killed humanely. The birds are often scalded alive... i could go on and on. there's some videos you could watch but i think its against the rules for me to post the links.
  8. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I recently read a book, "Sanctuary Farm," which critiques practices used in factory farming. The author is a vegan. However, the book takes issue with cruelty that takes place in the name of efficiency. I am an omnivore, but it gave me alot to think about.
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Good thing I raise most of my own meat. I know how it's treated before it goes in my freezer.
  10. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Being vegan for 5 years I would say milk is murder. Cows don't make milk unless they have babies right? Most large scale farms look at the baby cowas a waste product. The baby is just going to steal the cows milk which the large scale farm wants to SELL. So the babies gets sold to the veal farmers. Their for murdered slowly in a wooden box.

    I'm not saying ALL farms are this way, but most big farms are. They just want to get as much milk to sell.

    Plus the mother cow is stressed out since her child was just stolen from her, then she is pumped with a machine which leaves sores on her utters (sores that leak blood and puss into the milk by the way). Then the mother cow is forced to become mated again and again just pumping out babies to produce milk, until she is no longer useful and then she is killed (murdered)
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
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