What does Your Milk Contain? Is it Karma Free?
Veil: (Veal is the meat of young cattle (calves). Though veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, most veal comes from male calves of dairy cattle breeds. Veal has a tender texture.)
Every time we buy milk from unprotected cows we are helping and financing the maintenance of the dairy industry which is based on exploitation and abuse against the defenseless animals. And all the process is executed on an unethical groun…d and disregards any respect for animal life.
So that milk is all tinged with high degree of violence.
In order for a dairy cow to produce milk, she has to keep having babies. When the cows have female calves, they’re likely to grow up to be dairy cows like their mom. When the cows have male calves though, many of them are taken away from …their moms right after they are born to be raised as veal.
These babies are put in tiny wooden stalls all by themselves. They’re chained at the neck so they can’t turn around or move more than a step forward or backward. All they can do is stand up and lie down. This is done so that they don’t develop muscles so that their meat stays very tender. Twice a day they are given some liquid food. This food contains chemicals that will help the babies survive under these awful conditions. Except for feeding time, they are all alone. This is very hard on babies who are meant to be in a herd with their moms, aunts, cousins, etc. These babies never get to play or graze or feel the sunshine of their backs or be with their mothers. They spend their entire lives in the dark in little stalls until they’re big enough to be killed and turned into veal – usually around 16 weeks old (about 4 months).