Written by PETA
Every year, hundreds of discarded cows bound for slaughterhouses from dairy farms are caught under the influence of drugs—illegal levels of antibiotics, that is.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that those antibiotics are making their way into the cows' milk. The agency had planned to start expanding its testing of milk for unsafe levels of antibiotics and other drugs this month, but—wait for it—the dairy industry threw a fit. Shocker.
Throwing out every cockamamie reason that it could think of, the industry managed to stall the FDA—but hopefully not for long. "The agency remains committed to gathering the information necessary to address … this important potential public health issue," the FDA said in a statement. "F.D.A. is concerned that the same poor management practices which led to the meat residues may also result in drug residues in milk."
Of course, the best way to avoid drinking a drugshake is to avoid cow's milk altogether.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Reading these sorts of things makes my stomach churn. Eventhough I am not vegan, I am vegetarian therefore I still consume dairy I make sure that all my dairy is organic so as to not consume these sorts of harmful chemicals. The FDA shouldn't be able to be "stalled". They should barrel through those so called "dairy" companies because they control their products and they are trying to make sure that they are following the standards they have set for them!!
All dairy products, injected with Monsanto's Posilac, fed GMO's, organic, raw or other still carries great risk to human health... not to mention the tremendous suffering to these animals. Their calves are taken at birth for veal meat, and these mothers are milked literally to death and ground up for fast food beef. They are fed an unnatural diet, injected with antibiotics, due to overcrowding, plus standing in their own feces. They basically lack all humane rights to a normal life.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I sure as heck would much rather have a lovely meal of rice or potatoes with colorful roasted veggies, tossed salad and whatever else that doesn't involve a "face" or it's "mother".
Oh, and for anyone that wonders "so where do I get my protein and calcium"... just put the above quote into a Google search... chances are it will open your eyes, big time.
Dairy is liquid meat - no matter what anyone says... it's loaded with 80+ hormones, bioidentical is the growth hormone with humans. Gee, now how is this a bad thing you might ask? It seems to stimulate cell growth, however it goes straight to cancer cells. Dairy promotes cancer cell growth
Just a few thoughts on life for everyone. Do you think that milk straight from the cows that were absolutely never treated with hormones doesn't have hormones in it? FALSE. All milk (including human breast milk, as a matter-of-fact) has hormones that are naturally produced by mammals. Also, antibiotics, when used properly are probably the most effective means for treating diseases in dairy cattle; it's the same way we use antibiotics to treat humans. It would be a far greater tragedy to allow animals to wither away and die in pain because of an illness that could have been fairly well prevented and treated.
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