Fifteen years ago, my wife and chose a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons (how could we in good conscience oppose hunting or trapping wildlife, while still eating factory-farmed animals?) Within weeks, we quit dairy as well, after reading an article like this one.
Originally posted on newveganblog:
I read an article today about the bond between cow and newborn calf and how it is severed so quickly after the calf’s birth so humans can have milk and meat.
We need to stop and think about where our food comes from and if we really want to continue to support these practices.
As the writer says, we just accept what our families and culture tell us as the way it is. We need to ask more questions.
Here is the article:
Look at the video-it is sad.
If a female, the calf will have the same destiny as her mother and if male, the calf will become meat for humans. Veal is a particularly sad fate for a male calf.
Let’s stop this cycle. Being vegetarian isn’t enough-become vegan!