When I was a vegetarian I thought I was doing everything I could to prevent any animals from being hurt or killed. I didn’t even think about how consuming eggs, milk or any other dairy product could harm them, or even cause their deaths. When I finally educated myself I couldn’t believe what really was going on; and how little most of civilization really knows.
Just like human women, female cows only give milk when they are pregnant. But for the dairy industry there is no time to lose, so every cow gets an artificial insemination, which if we think about it fits the definition of rape.
Once the calf is born, mom and newborn get separated so it doesn’t start drinking its mom’s milk; since the humans want it. When I did researches on the internet I found videos on YouTube where mom cows scream for their babies – it is a terrible and heartbreaking sound!
After the calves are taken away from their moms they then separate the girls from the boys. Male cows are useless to the dairy industry and mostly either killed immediately or raised for slaughter houses. The female calves will be replacing their mothers and entering the circle of artificial inseminations and giving birth to produce as much milk as possible. After about 5 years when their milk production declines they will be sent to slaughter houses.
If an industry carried out artificial insemination on humans against their wills, took away their newborns right after birth as well as their milk and repeated this process till the human body just couldn’t give any more of what it’s asked for.. well this industry wouldn’t even last for a few days till it got shut down. Sadly this is happening to many many other living creatures every day.
The animals in the dairy industry are obviously treated worse than bad – and killed in the end. So if you are vegetarian to stop supporting the suffering and death of animals, it is necessary to ditch all kinds of animal products – eating eggs and dairy products still contribute to slaughter, terrible conditions and pain for the animals.
As I still was eating eggs, I honestly was partly aware of the terrible situations hens were living in – I’ve seen videos and pictures about their small and crowded cages before. I was only buying organic eggs and thought that was enough.
Just as in the dairy industry males are useless and invariably killed immediately. There also can be found videos on YouTube showing what happens to those little baby chickens, born with the wrong gender.
Again the females suffer from extreme exploitation of their bodies. They are bred to grow unnaturally large just to produce as many eggs as possible – but after 1 to 2 years – when their production decreases – they are killed.
For the most egg ranges the main goal is to produce as many products as possible; no matter what that means for the animals, which end up jammed together. Diseases spread which are tried to be kept as low as possible by feeding the animals medicaments.
And just in general there is very little till no hygiene in those egg farms – hens with bleeding wounds, broken bones, deformed bodies walking over dead birds are no rare circumstances.
Some of those poorly treated animals do not even see day light once.
If you truly want to help the animals and safe lives I entrust you to completely ditch all animal products. The dairy and egg industries cause so much pain and suffering which one encourages by continuing to buy such products – or could put an end to by refusing those products and changing ones diet.
If you need more reasons why to go vegan, check out my recent posts split in categories: for the animals, for your health, for the environment and for other people’s well being.
If any questions about this lifestyle come up or you need help with anything, please do not hesitate to contact me!
I just want this to be very clear: I do not want to attack anybody personally with any of my blog posts. My intentions simply reside in educating and opening eyes to what really is going on. I wish I stumbled over stuff like this years ago and changed my diet earlier, so I’m simply trying to do my best in providing such for others.