Happy cow myth
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