Not only is milk production fraught with misery for cows and their calves, dairy products don’t even “do a body good.” Dairy products are naturally loaded with fat and cholesterol; Nutrition expert Dr. John McDougall calls cow’s milk “liquid meat” because its nutritional content is so similar to animal flesh. Milk is also deficient in iron, is frequently contaminated with pesticides and drugs, and may come from cows infected with bovine leukemia virus, tuberculosis, and salmonella.
Feeding cow’s milk to human babies can cause colic, intestinal bleeding, constipation, allergies, and anemia and has been linked to the development of juvenile diabetes. In adults, it has been implicated in heart disease, certain cancers, adult-onset diabetes, and even osteoporosis, the very disease it is supposed to prevent!
This information is from a publication by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals titled, “Dairy Free & Delicious.” For a free copy, contact:
PETA: 501 Front Street Norfolk, VA 23510
757-622-PETA – www.peta-online.org
Another excellent resource on the subject of “Not Milk” is:
Dairy Education Board: 325 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
888-NOT-MILK – www.notmilk.com