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October 20, 2018 - The Vegan Authority


Cow’s ‘Dump Dairy’ Plea: ‘Do I Look Like Your Mother?’

Cow’s ‘Dump Dairy’ Plea: ‘Do I Look Like Your Mother?’
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PETA has placed ads on streetcar and bus shelters near the event’s venue, just in time for the eighth annual World Cheese Dip Championship at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. 

They show a cow alongside the words “Do I Look Like Your Mother? Cow’s Milk Is for Calves. Dump Dairy. Go Vegan.” 

PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman emphasizes that "behind every bowl of cheese dip is a grieving mother cow and the calf who was torn away from her shortly after birth”.

With its latest ad campaign, PETA is trying to encourage everyone to dump dairy ‘products’ in favor of healthier, cruelty-free cashew cheeses, soy yogurts, almond and coconut milks, and other vegan foods.

Humans are the only species to drink the milk of another species. 

In the dairy industry, in order to maintain a supply of milk, cows are repeatedly artificially impregnated. When their calves are born, they are taken away from their mothers within hours or days of birth so that their mothers’ milk can be consumed by humans instead. Male calves don't fair any better. They are often shipped off to be caged and slaughtered for the veal industry, while female calfs endure the same fate as their mothers until their bodies give out and they’re sent to the slaughterhouse.

"The consumption of cow’s milk has also been linked to an increased risk for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and strokes", PETA reports. Whereas, fortified plant-based beverages, contain high levels of essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, protein, and vitamin B12—with none of the cholesterol, hormones, or cruelty of dairy “products.”


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