Why give up milk? It does not directly kill animals? Yes that is true but unfortunately the dairy industry is cruel. Cows are kept in confined conditions ( even organic ones) & repeatedly artificially inseminated to keep producing milk. Their babies are taken away from them right after birth & males become veal. Milk is not meant for humans. We are the only species who continue to drink milk ( from another animal) after we are weaned off the breast. The majority of the worlds population is lactose intolerant & the calcium is hard for humans to access because of the acidity in dairy. There are so many alternatives on the market: almond, hazelnut, cashew, coconut & soy.