Yes, I’m a cow! Well if not one, I do feel a deep affinity to these docile, beautiful, and maternal animals. So it seems natural that my surname is Cowie!
By the time our first daughter was born I felt proud and rather cow-like. I was feeding my hungry little baby the best of what a mother can offer her own offspring; her breast milk.
As most mothers can attest to, the act of giving birth, then nurturing one’s young is life’s greatest gift, a God-given right.
Fast forward 11 years, now that I’ve taken my blinkers off, I see how consuming dairy was contributing to the cruelty of my namesake, and that it’s not necessary, natural or normal for myself nor my children!
Wouldn’t you agree that…
- All mothers would feel violated, mutilated and severally physically and emotionally scared by being repeatedly raped. Cows are artificially impregnated 10 months of the year. Cows have to be pregnant and birthing to produce milk. They don’t ‘give’ milk, we take it away from them and their young.
- There’s not a mother out there who wouldn’t flinch, let alone fight, for her right to keep her new-born close, safe and naturally fed. Yet the cries of the cows, being separated their calves, are apparently among the most harrowing to hear.
- No mother would willingly go into slavery, nor would want this for her young daughter, yet cows are forced to. While male carves born to dairy cows are sold off to the veal industry or immediately slaughtered.
- These mothers are killed after four to five short years of producing milk for their captives. While cows, in their natural habitat, live to about 25 years they’re rendered unproductive after ‘giving’ their milk. Their tired bodies are then eaten, as 80% of dairy cows are slaughtered for the burger mince meat industry in the USA.
- Watch Emily Deschanel’s, in association with PETA, 2.40 minute factual milk industry video.
For me, as a woman and mother, I don’t want to be a supporter of such cruelty, enslavement and the ultimate demise of the feminine reproductive system. Do you?