Posts tagged ‘dairy’

15 March, 2012

Animals give us their babies food, they give us their babies, then they give us their lives… in my opinion.

I was recently involved in a conversation, with a meat-eating environmentalist (who by the way, was well aware of the connection between animal agriculture and green house gases – GHG’s, and knew that animal agriculture contributes more to GHG emissions than all of the transport industries of the world combined).

This person was dismayed that people who believe that climate change is a myth are given equal air-time in the media to express their opinions as someone who has studied climate sciences their entire careers.

How can someone’s opinion be worth the same as years of study? We don’t visit lawyers, doctors, electricians, mechanics then dismiss their knowledge with “in your opinion”.

What came as a surprise was when I said, during the course of the discussion that “I don’t eat honey, that’s baby food”. My friends response was “bees make too much, we’re doing them a favour when we take it”.

I’m sorry? At what point did you get a degree in horticulture, agriculture, apiary, zoology, biology, or whichever -ology studies bees.

I told my friend, that I live on a farm, I have seen the massive decline in bee numbers, and honey is baby bee food, meant to sustain the hive during winter when there are no flowers.

“In your opinion”, she told me.

You live in the city, and I live on a farm, and you are telling me how the birds and the bees works? If you were any more in-the-city, you would be encased in concrete.

So, for someone, like my friend, who has no working knowledge of life outside a concrete jungle to tell someone who has lived on a farm all my life, makes a living from growing produce, and comes from five generations of farmers, and yet what I see around me every day, and studied, is “my opinion”.

Animals don’t produce “too much” of anything. Unless they have been breed selectively, like dairy cows or egg-laying chickens – to produce more than is natural. Nature doesn’t do “too much” of anything.

Cows produce the right amount of milk to feed their babies, and when the babies have grown, they stop producing milk. Which is why baby cows are removed from their mothers soon after birth, so humans can steal their milk.

The same for bees, bees don’t make “too much” honey, they make what they need to keep the hive alive. Honey bees must fly over 55,000 miles to produce just one pound of honey. Break that down, and a worker bee makes less than a quarter of teaspoon during her entire working life. This is not something they make too much of.

This is not my opinion. But it seems, to dismiss someone who we disagree with by saying “that’s your opinion” is an attempt to say that even though they personally have not studied it, they believe they know more than experts, because “that is your opinion, and mine is different”.

But this word GIVE, is a strange one. Bees do not give their babies food to humans, it is stolen.

Cows do not give their babies food to humans, it is stolen, and soon after birth, so is their babies.

pile of dead veal calves, credit: Farm Sanctuary

Chickens do not give their eggs, they do not lay eggs because it is fun, each shell leaches calcium from their body, it is the equivalent of a hen’s period, and if fertilised will become a baby chicken.

The bees, the cows, the hens, do not have the option to “give” anything.

credit: Farm Sanctuary

And when their working life is over, or production drops, or they are born the wrong gender – male baby chicks and male calves are useless to production – they are slaughtered.

“They gave their live, (baby / babies food) so we could eat” – no, they didn’t give. They weren’t given a choice.

Thanks to Animals Australia Unleashed: Chickens

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27 February, 2011

Vegan bite size pieces, for feeding Vegan trolls

drink milk as often as you can

When vegans talk about Not Exploiting Animals! the necrovores (“death eaters”) of the world start screaming PETA PROPAGANDA! Vegan Propaganda! TOFU propaganda! Communist Propaganda!

But what happens when schools start telling people “drink milk as often as you can”? And that message is brought directly to the students via a Dairy Lobby Group and a Government Department.
How can this be anything but propaganda for AA (Animal Agriculture)?

One woman (at The Tasty Vegan | A hotbed of veganic activity in British Columbia and beyond.) takes a look at this disturbing issue of dairy-indoctrination

LINK > More Dubious Advice on School Foods by Dairy Industry


And if anyone still has doubts about the evilness of Dairy – a Land O Lakes subsidiary has poured millions of dollars into Monsanto, “that shady agro-giant, that food-world Voldemort” (Elizabeth Farrelly), owning the world – one gene at a time.

Got milk? Got mutant genes!


And in other milk news, a store in London started selling human breast milk ice cream full story here: (“London cooing over breast milk ice-cream”) – and the social networks were buzzing – URGH! was the common reaction.

But all milk comes from breasts – cow breasts, sheep breasts, goat breasts, yak breasts. Urgh!

THE SIMPSONS (FOX) look at milk
Milk from some animals is more acceptable than milk from others.


Video of the week

Ask Your Doctor About Meat™
A brilliant, humorous look at propaganda of meat eating coming from “experts” who know nothing about nutrition (doctors receive very little training in nutrition).
“Meat… It’s dead and it’s made from animals”


Vegany Sweet Goodness

This recipe for Vegan chocolate bars inspired by Mars® Bars
because – not only are Mars® Bars filled with cruelty ingredients, but Mars tests on animals .
A Mars France spokesperson has “admitted that the business division Symbioscience does test on animals while developing “pharmaceutical and therapeutic food ingredients”, including flavanols.”

A chocolate bar and melted chocolate. Chocolat...

Image via Wikipedia

Vegan Mars Bars from Veganarchy Foods
*nuttelex in the recipe is vegan margarine

Be kind to cows… and be kind to your body. Vegan junk food!

So, if you’ve been missing out on that nougat-chocolate treat since going vegan, click on the link > VEGAN MARS BARS http://moralcuisine.tumblr.com/post/3515109080/these-were-something-ive-want-to-try” and enjoy the cooking!

 

 

 

 

Blog post that says so much

The Vegan Swagg blog is up and running: First post: “An Open Letter from a Militant Vegan” a look at animal rights / veganism and social networking.

What I do love about this, it completely tears down the false “I’m one of you” vegan platitudes of a pseudo vegan and …

the best part is I don’t have to deal with the negative feedback from the trolls who seem to think militant vegans are the enemy (yes ALF, I’m looking at you).

This is an issue I looked at here The New Enemy: The Militant Vegan (say what?), so another perspective on any issue is always good.


tweet of the week

@VeganMudblood: Sexism, transphobia, homophobia, racism, classism, sizeism, ageism, etc., have NO place in the #animalrights movement. #vegan

… all I can add to that is, cruelty, torture, exploitation, abuse, slavery and murder have no place in animal rights either.


TROLL of the week

@sarrabee
For sickening, disgusting, hate speech against women and transgender people.

This is a person who rants at, trolls and spams other users, especially those who she/he does not follow – is all about arguing and not about social networking.

He/She is a person who seems to think feminism is all about hating on women, progressives, vegans, non whites, and transgender.

And to me, that is NOT feminism.

For example – @sarrabee
“I’m not actually responding to that person at all. I’m simply reposting his/her tweets. It’s important.” Thursday, 24 February 2011 12:53:23 PM

which was either aimed at me, or a woman called Cindy.

Why the faux gender unknown act?

Which may not seem like anything until followers realise, (and this is what I find amusingly ironic) this same person, he/she was calling out progressives for labeling Ann Coulter a “he/she”. And this @sarrabee person thought that was transphobic. And yet, turns around and uses transphobic terms as an insult against others.

If you don’t know someone’s gender, and it is important to you, as it seems to be for this @sarrabee transgender hater person, then use someone’s name. Or, gender neutral “them”, “their”, “they”, which is becoming increasingly acceptable to use for singular other.

Although, I’m not sure why someone’s gender should be important to anyone other than that persons loved ones and doctor.

In the above tweet, she/he could have said “I’m reposting THEIR tweets” – but his/her insistence on use a gender descriptor for the person he/she was reposting, seems to me that she/he (@sarrabee) cares a lot about gender and calling out progressives and doesn’t really care about transgender people at all.

This person comes across as a twitter troll – follow at your own risk.

from the Feeding Trolls archives




completely selfish fkn moron of the week

from the Im a selfish, self centre, heartless loser files


This comment (You can be both an animal rights activist and an omnivore. Some people don’t have the need to eat meat but some do.) was found at the Facebook group Fight For Animal Rights.

Let’s go over this one more time for the braindead idiots – one of the most basic rights any living thing has, is LIFE. When you eat meat, or consume any animal product, you are depriving that being of LIFE.

Eating animals is not ANIMAL RIGHTS.

You absolutely CANNOT be an animal rights activist who consumes the corpses of animals.

But thanks Shanghai GoGo Discotheque for playing. And losing.

And showing the whole how selfish and greedy you are.

27 January, 2011

Cheese: The Other White Meat (why cheese eaters are problematic for vegans)

If you are a vegetarian, and would like to be vegan, my question for you is… what are you waiting for?

Vegetarians know the reality of where there food comes from – or rather WHO their food use to be, and it does not seem to bother them.

A lot of vegans, probably have at some point meet someone who says that they are “almost vegan” or “90% vegan – except for cheese”, or,

They may say something like – “oh I could Never be vegan, I love cheese too much” or maybe they do actually call themselves Vegan, yet has an occasional slip up, if they are at a party, and someone offers them some cheese, then they might “cheat” on their vegan diet

I met a “vegan” recently, who lectured me about how I was a “fake vegan” because I didn’t hate on ALF – animal liberation front – yet, this same person didn’t know that their morning protein shake made with whey wasn’t actually vegan.

Oh how I laughed!

Dairy is not benign, dairy involves huge amounts of cruelty and exploitation and DEATH.

And then these cheese-eaters pat themselves on the back, thinking that Vegan is just a different form of Vegetarian. I mean, we all love animals, right? It’s not like the animal has to DIE or anything, right?

Oh, but I never buy cheese myself! they protest. If someone offers it to me, or there is a pizza, or I’m hungry, or [insert excuse here]. That would be like someone saying “oh but I don’t smoke, I never buy cigarettes myself, I mean, if someone offers me one, or I get them off a friend when I’m at the pub after a late night, but, no, I’m not a smoker or anything”.

How is this any different? Just because you don’t buy it, does that mean it stops being cheese?

Here is my opinion… You know those old sayings “Milk – is liquid Meat” or “There is veal floating invisibly in every bottle of milk” or “Meat is murder, milk is rape” … vegans (by that I mean actual vegans, not faux cheeseatarian vegans) chose to not consume dairy in all its forms, because…

nothing could taste so good that it justifies rape and torture and slavery and murder.




That is what it comes down to:

If you consume dairy this is what you support

This PeTA video, shows the reality of the Land O’ Lakes dairy factory in Pennsylvania USA.

This is not an exception.



And don’t kid yourself – if you consume dairy products, and you haven’t personally met the cow, there is a very good chance that what you are eating came from cows just like this portrayed in the video.

And just why is that cow generously giving us her milk? Well she isn’t. Milk is meant for baby cows… it is baby food, for HER babies.

Like any mammal, she produces milk only to feed her babies.

Which means, she is forced to become pregnant against her will in order to create the baby that will get her body producing the milk.

And if people are stealing her milk (the cow doesn’t GIVE away anything), then there are babies out there, that are not drinking it.

So, what happens to those baby cows, which are surplus to requirements – if they survive the high infant mortality rate, they get sold into slavery, and become either milk cows or veal calves or pet food.

Pet food? Seriously, imagine telling that to a baby – your life is nothing, you are worth more to me dead.

or, Some may be shipped off to cosmetics companies to be turned into face creams or diet pills, because in some markets, it is illegal to use cows that are older than 30-months old in order to reduce the risk of spreading Mad Cow Disease (BSE – bovine spongiform encephalopathy).

Beauty products that are stuffed full with animal products are not beautiful. Nope, I do not want to be slapping dead calf on my face.

And this is a side effect of societies cheese-addiction.

Not much of a life, is it?

Then, what happens when the dairy cow gets too old?

After years of slavery, of being treated like a machine….

Cows that have been bred for maximum milk production, are unable to sustain the weight of their udders, which may be infected with mastitis, then what?

Is there a pension plan, and she goes off to a farm in the country to wander the hills and pastures and frolic in the clover… hell no, if she survives a couple of years of relentless torture in the dairy factory, she is shipped off to slaughter as soon as the milk production begins to slow up.

Thanks for the all milk, my dear, and don’t let the barn door hit you on the way out.




And then there is RENNET
Unless the label states “non animal rennet” – that cheese the vegan is eating, it isn’t even vegetarian.

Rennet is an enzyme used in cheese making, that is naturally present in the stomach of calves in order to digest the milk they are drinking.

Animal Rennet is taken from the lining of calves stomachs, and is often a by-product of the veal industry.

So when Vegetarians justify their continued animal consumption because “the animal doesn’t have to die”, What exactly do they mean? The baby cows that don’t survive to adulthood, the veal calves, the petfood calves or the cosmetics calves, the sick and dying milk cows, the retired cows who are sent to slaughter at 4 or 5 years old instead of well into their 20s which is the natural life expectancy of a cow.

Yummy.

This isn’t even going to go near the substances actually in the milk – pus, blood, leukemia cells, bovine growth hormone, anti-biotics, pesticides, herbicides, possibility of BSE prions, excessive amounts of protein and lots and lots of saturated fat.

Cheese eaters – what is the difference between that and eating meat for all the misery the production of milk entails.



And don’t get me started on vegans who eat HONEY……

Further reading
IVU: What’s wrong with dairy products?
Describing Some of the things wrong with dairy.

Vegina >> dairy is a feminist issue.
A look at dairy from a feminist perspective

NEGOTIATION IS OVER – Conklin’s Sadism
Yet another example of what is standard business practice for dairy, at an Ohio dairy factory.

“Jack LaLanne Said We Don’t Need Meat And Dairy” (vegetarianstar.com)




Del and RedGlitter
Feedback welcome

EDITTED TO ADD: There had been a MFA (Mercy for Animals) video in this piece, somehow it has been removed, and the link has been removed, without my knowledge. Even the text surrounding the video.

Is wordpress censoring vegan blogs now?

15 September, 2010

The Myth Of Humane Meat

The Myth of Humane Meat
A video I created, not just uploaded to YT.

Former vegans and vegetarians use the concept of humane meat and welfare standards to continue to consume animals. The word animal by-product to describe milk and eggs is shown to also contribute to cruelty and exploitation. Features extreme graphic images of how animals become food. People who eat meat are entitled to know who their food used to be.

Taking one food as an example – the classic burger, this clip shows that for animals, it is not humane.

Music: Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Cold Chisel
Vodpod videos no longer available.

13 May, 2010

Let’s pity the hard life of a vegetarian


Guest post: Del

I’m talking “ethical vegetarians”, if you are vegetarian for religious, health, taste, weight-loss, family or economic reasons or whatever your reason is, I admire the difficult stand you take in a world dominated by the meat and dairy industries. Eating less meat for whatever reason, you are doing a wonderful thing.

However, Reading a lot of vegetarian online blogs recently, and what gets me is how they think they have a “lifestyle”, how tough life is for them, with lots of people offering advice on how to “survive a vegetarian emergency” or how to travel as a vegetarian, how to survive a dinner with a meat eater … All I can say is W-T-F?

How hard is to take the meat off your plate. Because that is the only change to a life. If you say you are vegetarian “for the animals” but that is the only change you make to life, taking the meat off your plate, without taking a closer look at the battery chickens that produce your eggs, the sheep that produce your wool or slaughtered to produce your Ugg boots, or veritable Noah’s Ark of animals slaughtered to produce leather, or the absolute sadism involved in milk.

If someone says they are vegetarian for the animals, they must know that animals suffer for their food, clothes, personal care products, and so many other products, then why not take the next step. Life isn’t hard, you’re barely making any changes at all.

You’re a vegetarian not a vegan, take the meat out! How hard is that?

How complicated is to take a moral stand on the ethics of eating animals when the daily life of a dairy cow is insanely more cruel than for beef cattle.

I know that I hate the “corpse-muncher” comments, and believe there is a more effective way to get people to change their diets, away from death-for-profit eggs, dairy and meat, let’s just stop with the whining about how hard life is as an ethical vegetarian. While I admire your stance regarding the eating of meat, take the next step.

WARNING: CONTAINS VERY GRAPHIC IMAGERY

Narrated by the gorgeous Alec Baldwin

and

If you are an “ethical vegetarian” and can watch this all the way through, and still want to drink your dairy milk, let’s talk.


Feedback welcome.

29 August, 2009

Ice-cream is non-patriarchal

Icecream is nonpatriarchal. Ice cream, frozen yogurt, milk-shakes– every dairy product we can think of is the exclusive product of females. So, okay, they’re cows… But eating this stuff can be a political act that neatly unities feminist principles with a love of animals… Fuck the vegans, I say. Anyone who doesn’t eat ice cream for purely “ethical” reasons is a killjoy and a moron and ultimately not to be trusted. Pro-ice cream is pro-woman”
Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess – Sarah Jane Gilman, p25

Dairy is very much a feminist issue

MILK=VEAL

From the treatment of the female animals enslaved to produce it, to the women consumers of this product, and the way it is sold to mothers by playing on their guilt to overdose their children on dairy.

Which, I think has to be seriously, one of the most moronic statements I have ever seen in print regarding dairy and feminism. The SINGLE most effective thing that got me to go from vegetarian to vegan was the two sayings “There is veal invisibly floating in every glass of milk” and “Meat is Murder, Milk is Rape”, and if anyone looks at where milk comes from, and the conditions of the cows, there is no way they could claim it to be a feminist act. And if this author saw the condition of dairy cows, there is no way she could claim to love animals.

Quite apart from the fact, that unless the person gets their milk from a farmer who they know, and who happens to be female, milk isn’t the “product of females” it is the product of large corporations, with a board of directors most likely made up almost exclusively of men, whose first priority is to make money. It is not your health and it is not the welfare of the cows or the consumers. No. They will do whatever it takes to make as much money as possible.

Cows, like all mammals (including people), produce milk to feed their babies, so in order for the cow to produce milk, she has to have a baby. In order to get the cow pregnant, she is continuously raped (sex without consent). And, because the milk corporations do not want to share that milk with a calf, the babies are removed from their mothers, the females to become dairy cows and the males to become veal.

And regardless whether that dairy is organic, or factory farm, the male babies are surplus to requirements, and sent to packing plants (“slaughterhouse”). Because no farmer (few if any), no matter how much they claim to love their animals would spend the money to raise and animal that is unable to make profit.

So, what part of being raped, and having your baby stolen and slaughters sounds feminist?

How does rape and slaughter of babies promote the sisterhood?

The body leeches calcium out of bones to the blood stream in order to neutralise excessive protein. Where does protein come from – animal products. So milk is sold to women as a cure for a disease that has a devastating effect on women more than men, especially post menopausal women – that being osteoporosis. Yet, too many animal products can be a large contributor to the osteoporosis. But do large corporations care about womens’ health? It doesn’t seem that way, not as long as they are selling a product to women whose only nutritional information comes from dairy and meat industry propaganda.

It’s not about whether people and animals are the same, but are their Rights the same. Any living thing is as entitled to the most basic right of all, the right to live a life, especially without suffering.

Dairy is the very essence of imposing of patriarchal values – if you want it, take it.

So, GOT MILK? Got rape, veal, cruelty, suffering, apathy, patriarchy, damaged health, animal cruelty, toxic environment, disease and death?

— SIDEBAR: The following ad for quality cattle crushes came up while I reading for this pieces
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Feedback welcome.

16 March, 2009

Marketing Milk is Selling Disease

Dr John McDougall talks about the myth of milk in this 43 minute video (if you can’t find 43 minutes, play and listen to it rather than watch). He takes the viewer on journey through how the marketing of this deadly product (it is pus, ie white blood cells that make milk white) is aimed at children, through the various viruses in the milk from leukemia, Bovine Aids Virus and salmonella. He talks about the health consequences from lack of iron, fibre, anti-oxidants, and full of saturate fat and calories, including cancer, diabetes, kidney damage, obesity and heart disease. And a lot of childhood diseases and maladies can be related to a high dairy intake.

There are so many tasty plant milks – almond, cashew, coconut, hazelnut, hemp, oat, pea, peanut, quinoa, rice, sesame seed, soy, sunflower seed, or a mix of these. There is no need to consume dairy products and their various associated diseases.

Shop around for a dairy milk alternative you like, if you try one and don’t like it, try others, you will find one that satisfies your tastebuds.


Feedback welcome.