Preparing for big cows, big bucks at World Dairy Expo

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The World Dairy Expo is coming to Madison, and set-up for the event is in full swing. The area sees a $50 million boost from the event, making the "Super Bowl" of the dairy industry a success for both dairy farmers and the state's economy.



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Bea Elliott    
Florida  |  October, 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Female cows are forcibly artificially inseminated to become pregnant and continue lactating. After 9 months, the dairy industry steals these baby calves shortly after they are born. The "worthless" males who can't make milk are either killed immediately or kept in isolation for a few months to become veal. The unfortunate females calves follow their mother's sad lot all the way to the last moments on the kill floor when they are no longer "productive". Adult humans do not need cow's milk any more than they need goat's milk, wolf's milk, camel's milk, giraffe's milk. Unweaned infants do remarkably better on their own mother's breast milk which is what our species was intended to consume. There's absolutely nothing beneficial to the human diet in cow's milk that can't be gotten through plant based sources. Thankfully there's abundant plant based alternatives that are just as nutritional, just as satisfying and just as versatile in cooking. Some even have twice the amount of calcium and vitamin D as cow's milk does. Dairy is also destructive to the environment and a tragic waste of resources. Perhaps it is time for "unweaned" adults to look beyond what deceptiveness and hype the dairy industry is pitching at you in order to keep their profits and their cruel practices in check.

Sarah    
Wisconsin  |  October, 25, 2012 at 09:38 PM

Bea, Where do you get your information? Have you ever been on a farm? As a dairy farmer, I find your comments to be offensive to the men and women who spend their days caring for these animals better than a lot of people care for their own children. Since when are bulls killed immediately? I think before you start promoting your own agenda get the facts and talk to a farmer you will probably learn a ot.


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