MISSING: Stolen from his mother shortly after birth. Last seen crying for her milk, on a truck headed for a veal crate.
CRUELTY IN A CRATE: Few consumers realize that veal is a direct by-product of the dairy industry. In order for dairy cows to produce milk, they must be impregnated. While female calves are slaughtered or added to the dairy yard, many male calves are taken from their mothers when they are as young as one day old and chained in tiny stalls to be raised for veal.
The confinement is so extreme that they cannot even turn around or lie down comfortably. As author John Robbins notes, ,"the veal calf would actually have more space if, you stuffed him into the trunk of a compact car and kept him there for his entire life." _
Many veal calves are deliberately kept anemic in order to produce light colored meat, which fetches higher prices in restaurants. Their liquid-based, iron deficient diets cause numerous health problems. Motherless and alone, they suffer from ulcers, diarrhea, pneumonia and lameness. after 3 to 18 weeks of this deprivation, they are truck to the slaughterhouse, where their young lives are taken from them.
Humans have no need for cow's milk. Just as dogs' milk is intended for puppies, human milk is intended for baby humans, cow's milk is intended for baby cows - not humans.
Dairy products are high in saturated fat and cholesterol and have been linked to numerous health problems including diabetes and prostate cancer. A Harvard study which followed more than 75,000 women over a period of twelve years found the women who consumed the most dairy products had no more protection from bone fractures than those consuming little or no dairy. There are excellent sources of calcium other than dairy, including kale, broccoli, collard greens, fortified non-dairy milk, and fortified orange juice.
Save the lives of these babies. In place of animals' milk: try soy, rice, almond, coconut, hemp, hazelnut and oat milk in plain or original, chocolate, vanilla, unsweetened and other varieties.
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