Cows, like humans, need to give birth to produce milk. Just like humans, cows produce milk for their babies. This means that millions of mother cows are forcibly impregnated and have their babies stolen over and over again. Male calves are considered byproducts by the dairy industry and are taken away at birth and placed in veal crates or killed when only a few hours old.
This continues until the mother cow can no longer produce milk. She is then slaughtered long before her natural lifespan of 20 years.
You can end this cycle with one simple dietary change. There are countless nutritious, plant-based options for milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese and more.
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