Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police


October 25, 2013

Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police

By Ari Solomon
dairycowandcalf copy.jpgResponding to “strange noises” coming from a local dairy farm, concerned residents in Newbury, Mass., called the police.
After investigating the situation, Sgt. Patty Fisher informed neighbors that the sounds were of mother dairy cows lamenting the loss of their calves, who were taken from them shortly after birth. “It happens every year at the same time,” Fisher said.
Many people are unaware that cows must give birth in order to produce milk. So that farmers can collect the milk themselves and sell it for human consumption, newborn calves are ripped from their mothers’ sides about 24 hours after birth.
Dairy cows are continually impregnated for about four years until they are “spent.” At that point they are sent to slaughter.
While female calves born on dairy farms usually become dairy cows, male calves are sold for veal.
To make a sad tale even sadder, several Mercy For Animals undercover investigations inside dairies have uncovered horrific animal abuse, including farm workers viciously beating and shocking cows and sadistically twisting their tails.

We can all easily reject this blatant animal cruelty by ditching dairy for good. For humane vegan alternatives to cheese, milk, ice cream and yogurt, visit the “Switch & Ditch” page of ChooseVeg.com.

You Call Yourself Vegan – But You Are Not.


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Cattle on the alp (Photo credit: Darkroom Daze)

English: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s signature.

English: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s signature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.”
– Confucius

You Call Yourself Vegan

But you are not.

You eat an occasional slice of pizza
because it is delicious, and nobody can
see you. Occasionally, you lecture others
on animal abuse for doing the same.

You buy chocolate chip cookies while being
aware that milk is used to make those
chocolate bits, but cheating does not
count in the privacy of one’s home after
midnight when watching Saturday Night Live.

You pour whole milk into your coffee, because
2 percent just does not make it, and black
coffee is a joyless drink

You call yourself vegan because it feels good
to pretend that you are, but the animals
continue to suffer due to your lack of commitment.

The human population of the planet earth is greater
than 7.117 billion individuals. If sometime during
the course of this day, each person was to drink
just 1/4 cup of milk blended into the day’s coffee
consumed, that would add up to 445 million quarts.

The average American cow produces 24 quarts of
milk per day. It would require 18.5 million cows
to produce the milk for today’s coffee for the
creamer in every person’s coffee. One third of
the cows in an average milking herd end up
in slaughterhouses each and every year. Six
million cows would die to supply the milk for
all the coffees in the world in 2013.

Vegans who add milk to their coffee with
feigned ignorance and innocence, should accept
partial responsibility for the 16,400 cows who
met death yesterday, and will met her today, and
tomorrow in order for them to drink their lattes.

There are alternatives.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1555&page=2

During the two minutes that it took you to read
thus far, twenty-two cows have died fear-filled
painful and tortured deaths in which the contents
of their arteries were sprayed onto bloody
slaughterhouse floors. They all die to dilute
7.117 billion human grande caffe lattes with
milk originally designed for their own children.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

How Much Milk is Produced by Factory Dairy Farms?


How Much Milk is Produced by Factory Dairy Farms?

There was a time that dairy farms resembled the
tranquil scenes depicted on milk cartons.

This week (March 1, 2012), the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) released
a report “Farms, Land in Farms, and Livestock
Operations, 2011 Summary” showing that more
than half of the United States milk supply
was produced on farms with 1,000 or more cows.

USDA counted 60,0000 dairy farms in 2011, and
there were 1,750 milking more than 1,000 cows.
Less than three percent of America’s dairies
produce more than 50 percent of our milk.

What other than milk do such farms produce?

A typical 1600 pound Holstein cow produces
42,200 pounds of waste each year. That volume
represents 30,400 pounds of solid waste and
12,800 pounds of urine. Multiply that by
1,000, and the resulting bovine body waste
from such a farm is equal to 42 million pounds,
an amount equal to the waste produced by a city of
500,000 humans.

Human urine is sanitized in waste treatment plants.
Cow waste enters the ground and finds its way to
underground reservoirs or into streams.

As for the solid waste, watch where you step.

On factory farms, urine and feces are mixed and stored
in lakes and dams and then sprayed as fertilizer on
growing fruits and vegetables which end up in supermarkets.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

Staphylococus Aureus was Detected …


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What part of bacterial-infected milk sounds wholesome?

The February 24, 2012 issue of the journal
Veterinary Microbiology suggests that dairy
cows and sheep grown for their meet are carriers
of Staphyloccus Aureus bacteria.

Researchers found:

Staphylococus aureus was detected in 38 (6.4%) of 588
milk samples from cows. From body site swabs, S. aureus
was found in 394 (32.6%) of 1208 samples from sheep and
in 67 (16.0%) of 420 samples from cattle.

The proportion of Staphylococus-positive nasal swabs from
ewes and cows were 56.7% and 13.9%, respectively. From
lambs, 58.2% of the nasal swabs were S. aureus-positive.

* * * * *

Note: If 6.4 percent of milk samples were infected,
consider that milk from hundreds if herds are co-mingled
so that all pooled milk sold at retain contains
Staphylococcus aureus. Every glasses of milk contains
live staph aureus and staph toxin.

The most common pathogenic organism found in raw milk is
Staphyloccus aureus. Cows often get ulcers or sores on
their udders. That bovine condition is known as mastitis,
and the average cow in America requires $200 to treat that
mastitis condition. Multiply that by 9.3 million dairy cows,
and America’s dairymen have a $2 billion yearly problem.

THE GOOD NEWS

Staphyloccus aureus is destroyed by pasteurization.

THE BAD NEWS

While the organism is easily destroyed by heat, the toxin
it produces is not. Bacteria eat and bacteria digest foods.
The byproducts of their digestion are toxic to humans. In
order to destroy that venomous waste, milk containing the
discharge must be heated at 121 degrees Celsius (250
degrees Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes. Keep in mind that the
boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees
Fahrenheit). Milk is pasteurized at 72 degrees Celsius (162
degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 seconds, not 30 minutes.

Traditional pasteurization methods do not destroy existing
toxins produced by Staphyloccus aureus.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

Detox From Milk: Seven Days


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Detox From Milk: Seven Days

Happy day #14 of the New Year! Many Americans
have already broken their first New Year’s
resolution. It does not have to be a down
ride for the next 352 days. For those who
want so much to break the chemical addiction
to milk opiates (casomorphins), let’s start
all over, ok? Can you keep the most important
pledge of your life for just seven days at a time?

Here is a resolution that all humans should make
for 2012: No Drinking Milk From Other Mammals.
Not from pigs or horses or cows or dogs or
or aardvarks. If you feel that you really need
milk as part of your diet, then obtain your
supply from human breast milk. You will find
that commodity for sale, and while you are
drinking that human milk, consult Hebrews 5:13.

Detox From Milk Hormones in Just Seven Days

That is your challenge and goal, for during that
seven day period of abstaining from all milk and
dairy, one gallon of mucus will be expelled from
your kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and other internal
organs.

If you still eat cheese, ice cream, milk chocolate,
and yogurt, your one-week experience will be as if
an internal fog has been dispersed from inside of you.

Most people successfully weaning themselves from all
milk and dairy products immediately observe dramatic
physical and emotional changes. Better sleep, more
energy, fewer mood swings, more sexual energy. Just
seven days to a new you.

Take the challenge. Your body will thank you. So will
those who care most about you.

If you are daring enough, or doubting enough to think
that your new feelings are mere coincidence, host a
pizza party with ice cream for dessert after your
seven day milk-fast. Remember the good and bad
feelings, for in 15 hours after your dairy feast,
the famine of bad feelings will return.

During 2012, just say “Notmilk!” each time you are
exposed to an obscene “Got Milk?” ad.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

Autism & Dairy Consumption: A New, Dangerous, Connection


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Autism and Dairy Consumption: A New Connection

“Autism is the fastest growing developmental
disability in our nation.”
Mary Bono

Notmilk has previously reported a dairy link to autism,
blaming a naturally occurring opiate in dairy products,
casomorphin (also found in organic milk and raw milk)
to attention deficit order and autism. See:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/2640

I have been away from my home base for about 14 days,
and before I left, four readers responded to a Notmilk
column by asking:

“If ADHD and pesticides are linked, have there been
recent peer-reviewed publications linking pesticides
in milk to autism?” The 10/19 column:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/4156

I had not heard of one, but I investigated the issue.

Here is what was found:

The August, 2011 issue of the journal of Occupational
and Behavioral Medicine included a study in which
behavioral impairment in children was correlated
to levels of excreted pesticide residues in their urine.

Researchers at the University of Florida (Xu, et. al.)
determined that groups of children with low and high
trichlorophenol levels and high trichlorophenol had a
higher level of behavioral impairment than children
who tested for levels below the limits of detection.

Trichlorophenol pesticides are presently not regulated by
the Food and Drug Admistation. You can buy one metric ton
for about $1,000 plus shipping directly to your door.

“Indeed, the largest contributors to daily intake of
chlorinated insecticides are dairy products, meat,
fish, and poultry.”
Living Downstream, by Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.

Consider: It’s in the milk and 40% of our diet is dairy.
Consider: 10 Lbs. of milk are needed to make 1 Lb. of cheese.
Consider: 12 Lbs. of milk are needed to make 1 Lb. of ice cream.
Consider: 21 Lbs. of milk are needed to make 1 Lb. of butter.

Do you ever get a “brain fog?” If you continue to
consume dairy, do you doubt that dairy affects adults
in the same manner it might affect children, or do you
imagine that age offers one an immunity from opiates
and pesticides?

Children sometimes get autism.
Adults sometimes get “duh” moments.

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com

Dairy Ignoramus


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Ask the Dairy Expert (Dairy Ignoramus)

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” –

 Dan Quayle A new strategy of the dairy industry is to create YouTube videos in which farmers are asked and then answer questions for school kids. In this video, a dairy ex-spurt was asked: How much water does a cow drink each day and how much milk is produced?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYZL0U54Ouo

 This video was probably used as an example of how not-to-do arithmetic by second graders. Clearly, the video was directed at children as the target audience. During the moment that the farmer demonstrates that the cow has a four-chambered stomach (at the 35 second mark of the video) which ferments and digests fiber, the illustration refers to those digestive organs as ‘tummies’. Is that the word you use while conversing with adults? My own tummy aches from watching this video.

The dairy expert responds that a cow eats 50 pounds of food each day and drinks 17 gallons of water. A seventeen gallon bucket of water weighs 150 pounds. At the 1:08 point of the video, the expert explains that each cow produces 9-10 gallons of milk each day. At the 1:20 mark of the video, he explains that the cow is milked twice each day and produces 4-5 gallons of milk at each milking. Oops! Today, the average cow produces 24 quarts per day, not 9-10 gallons. That’s 53 pounds of milk per day for the average cow, or 6 gallons. (Note to dairymen: There are four quarts in a gallon.) What then happens to the 12 gallons of water that does not end up in milk containers? That extra 12 gallons of water weighs 106 pounds and ends up as urine. Multiply that times 1,000 cows on a typical factory dairy farm and 9.2 million cows in America.

That information might piss off nearby neighbors who get their drinking water from wells. Cow urine produces ammonia. Cow feces from 50 pounds per day of feed produces methane. Wastes pollute air breathed by anybody in the vicinity of a dairy farm operation. It’s the reason that you must keep your windows closed while driving through Tulare county, California. Some expert! Actually, the “dairy farmer: is quite the expert, and I recognized his name. Bill Wavrin’s dairy farm was the home to the first case of Mad Cow disease identified in America. Couldn’t the dairy industry have found anybody else to do this ridiculous video? If you look closely, you will notice that Farmer Wavrin is wearing a Darigold shirt.

Darigold is one of the largest milk co-ops in America, representing over 700 dairy farms. In June of 2011, Darigold was fined many thousands of dollars for the criminal act of intentionally dumping ammonia into a clean stream and killing salmon and other wildlife. Darigold was also sentenced to “community service” which they satisfied by paying a negotiated fee of $10,000 to the community in which the damaged stream runs through.

If somebody pitched today’s column to a Hollywood producer for a future movie, the details of the plot would be rejected as being udderly unbelievable. “Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable.” – Werner Herzog

Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com

Day of Atonement


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Day of Atonement

“What atonement is there for blood
spilt upon the earth?”
– Aeschylus

Last evening’s sunset marked the beginning of the
day of atonement for those of the Jewish faith.
Yom Kippur represents a day of personal reflection
and introspection and I call upon the dairy industry
to come to terms with one of their most heinous crimes
against mankind.

Just about everybody in the dairy industry is aware that
the irritable bowels of 40 million Americans who have
Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel
syndrome can be traced directly to infected dairy cows.
For the scientific evidence see:

http://www.notmilk.com/c.html

Today would be an appropriate day for dairy farmers
and dairy scientists to observe a Jewish tradition and
come to terms with the pain that their actions continue
to plague so many milk and cheese consumers.

We cannot forget and we cannot forgive. Armed with
this knowledge, it is hard to understand how members
of the dairy industry continue to ignore what they
themselves refer to as the dairy industry’s greatest
challenge. Try as they do, spending $300 million per
year, they still cannot eradicate this disease in
cows, nor prevent its spread to humans.

Jewish people observe this day to atone for their sins.
The entire dairy industry continues to commit this sin
of omission. Decency demands that a lifetime of atonement
act to prevent another case of bacterial contamination
which affects so many. The link to disease and suffering
from the consumption of mycobacterium paratuberculosis
in cow’s milk is irrefutable.

“Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act.
More often we grab greedily for the day, letting tomorrow
bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular.”
– Bernard M. Baruch

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com