And did you hear about the "designer dairy" stuff? No --- Not talking about the fabric made from casein or the gown made from cow nipples. I'm speaking of the strange flavorings the industry is adding to cow's milk: chocolate, strawberry-banana and coffee; six varieties are planned for next year. I guess the logic is if you sugar-up pain and death enough - anyone will swallow it.
Now from what I'm gathering there's quite a bit of re-aligning of theft-tactics in the dairy industry. They've abolished the Cooperatives Working Together that enabled them to send millions of cows to an early slaughter in order to jack up prices. Glad to see Compassion Over Killing is calling them out on such vicious practices. Even if it is under the premise of price fixing. My reason for signing the complaint was this:
For more than 35 years I bought milk, cream, butter, and all sorts of product made from cow's milk. I swear on everything that has value to me that I would NEVER, EVER have purchased a single one of these items had I known the ugly truth behind "innocent" milk. I was a long time vegetarian who did not have a clue that consuming dairy violated my ethics. These ethics are important to me... They represent my philosophy in life... The way I spend each nickle reflects my beliefs! I never agreed to needlessly harm gentle cows or their babies for the "food" I bought. But I was an unwitting participant because the reality of milk production (just as in eggs) stays behind dark curtains.
This is false advertising... It is a deceitful scheme to tell half truths while keeping the nasty parts away from consumers. Since every dollar spent is a "vote" for the product and the practices required to make it... I was robbed of my consent! My "vote" stolen from me through dishonesty... I, and many others have a complete moral right to demand compensation.
But still the cow-killing folks are screaming that they want to get government out of their business. You wouldn't know it though with all the special legislation to maintain their profits. Like: this, this, this and this.
Still somethings to cheer about! Reality does have a way of catching up eventually... The Wisconsin Dairy Group has finally been told to remove it's deceptive ads stating that cow's milk aids weight loss. Now Physicians for Responsible Medicine have been urging this move since 2003, 2005 and again in Feb 2011.
But better news is to congratulat Robert Grillo at Free From Harm, the winner of Pamela Ziemann's Milk Revolution Contest!
And so Chrome's pin-tabs could go on and on about dairy nonsense, lies and corruption - Till the cow's come home --- But it's best to end it here with the follow up on the MFA E-6 rescued calves that really did find a home:
This calf-stealing/cow-killing business is vile on every level... Please - consider kind choices.