5 Things in Your Burger Just As Heartbreaking As Horsemeat
The controversy over horsemeat in Europe rages on, but did you know that there are five more just as heartbreaking things in meat? Here’s our list:
Cows can live up to 20 years, but cows used for their milk are killed for meat after only four or five years.
More than 42 million cows suffer and die for milk and dairy products each year.
Cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time and sometimes holding grudges against other cows who treat them badly.
Male calves—“byproducts” of the dairy industry—are generally taken from their mothers when they are less than 1 day old.
5. Sensitive, Feeling Beings
Cows are as diverse as cats, dogs, and people: Some are bright, while others are slow learners. Some are bold and adventurous, while others are shy and timid. Some are friendly and considerate, while others are bossy and devious. None of them wants to die.
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