Happy cow myth

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Edi­tor, Re: Ed­i­to­rial car­toon, The News, Au­gust 16;

The de­pic­tion of cows com­plain­ing about mow­ers cut­ting their grass left me dis­turbed and sad­dened, though not sur­prised.

Was the car­toon funded by the dairy in­dus­try?

On a rou­tine ba­sis, cows are forcibly im­preg­nated us­ing a de­vice called a “rape rack” by the in­dus­try. Later, moth­ers give birth and are sep­a­rated from their ba­bies so hu­mans can drink milk. Male calves are rou­tinely slaugh­tered: fe­males face a life of ex­ploita­tion of their re­pro­duc­tive or­gans and pre­ma­ture death when they no longer pro­duce as much milk.

Thank­fully, plant-based milks and cheeses are sat­is­fy­ing, with­out cru­elty, and health and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­se­quences.

The cows in your pa­per ex­ist only in dairy in­dus­try mar­ket­ing. Na­maste.

Richard MacMil­lan, Sur­rey, B.C, and Dalkeith

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