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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:03 AM

The demise of the milk industry/dairy farming is sad and unsettling but I laughed simply at the

antics; him getting irate, spilling milk all over himself.

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Reply The demise of the milk industry/dairy farming is sad and unsettling but I laughed simply at the (Original post)
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 OP
Roland99 Nov 17 #1
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #2
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #4
tblue37 Nov 17 #11
Codeine Nov 17 #3
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #5
H2O Man Nov 17 #6
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #9
Codeine Nov 17 #7
Coventina Nov 17 #8
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #12
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #10
Codeine Nov 17 #16
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #18
Codeine Nov 17 #22
StarryNite Nov 17 #13
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #15
StarryNite Nov 17 #14
Codeine Nov 17 #17
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #19
StarryNite Nov 17 #20
sprinkleeninow Nov 17 #21
Codeine Nov 17 #23
StarryNite Nov 17 #24

Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 08:35 AM

1. Omg. I almost watched last night. That was hilarious

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:51 PM

2. I had the teevee on for background 'noise' and 'company', but caught this and watched.

Harry Styles is cute and has a lovely accent, but his 'music'? 😏

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

4. ---

I just watched it again myself .

"News flash: Someone drank soy milk and then joined ISIS."

The writers with this skit have hit it outta the ball park, no? 😆

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:20 PM

11. It was also very well performed. nt

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

3. Why is the demise of the dairy industry

“sad and unsettling”? It’s a disgusting and inhumane practice.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. Cows give milk. What's wrong with that.

Let me add: if it were up to me, I'd have animals for pets, companion and otherwise. Not for consumption.

The life of a cow. What should they be doing as a vocation?

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:02 PM

6. It depends.

Family farms are usually good. Corporate farms aren't. It's sad that family farms are being put out of business.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:14 PM

9. My first cousin's maternal grandparents had a dairy farm two towns over from

us city slickers. We'd picnic there and I could hardly wait to go see the cows, venture into the fragrant barn, hug and smooch them. 😚

Yah, family farms. Things have been going to hell inna hand basket lots lately it appears.

Farming is expensive and laborious. Traditional farmers are having difficulties coming against them. But what about those who simply sell out for big $$. Their farmland is you know 'desirable'.

It's a vicious out there.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:07 PM

7. The conditions on factory dairy farms

are revolting and cruel. Cows don’t “give” anything, we take milk from them after removing their young to be raised in even worse conditions and then killed.

“Give milk” my ass.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:14 PM

8. Yeah, people are shockingly ignorant of how milk is made.

They apparently think that adult female cattle just make milk forever for no apparent reason.

Unlike every other mammal on earth, who only lactate when nursing their young.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:21 PM

12. So now I'm ignorant.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:18 PM

10. Old timey family farms, okay?

Not your highlighted factory farms.

I shouldn't say Christ! but I just did.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:30 PM

16. You referred to the dairy industry.

Old-timey family farms (mostly gone now) do not represent said industry and aren’t producing any significant fraction of America’s milk product.

Cow milk is for baby cows, full stop.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:34 PM

18. I posted in the middle of the bleary eyed nite. I made an error, okay?

Yeah, I know, humans weren't meant to drink milk and consume 'dairy' products sourced from 'milk'.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:57 PM

22. Fair enough.

We all have our moments.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:23 PM

13. Many people don't realize that cows have to give birth in order to produce milk.




Farming
Dairy’s ‘dirty secret’: it's still cheaper to kill male calves than to rear them
Dairy farms need female cows to produce milk but with little demand for male calves many farmers can’t afford to keep them beyond birth

"Dairy farms depend on female cows to produce milk, so when male calves are born, they are surplus to requirements and farmers are currently faced with few options.

They can immediately dispose of the calf, either by shooting it themselves or contracting a knackerman to do it [licensed slaughter business that will kill or collect dead farm animals]. They can sell the calf to be raised for veal or beef. Or they can sell the calf for live export. A few farms are experimenting with keeping the calves with the mothers for longer, but this is an expensive and rarely chosen option."

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/26/dairy-dirty-secret-its-still-cheaper-to-kill-male-calves-than-to-rear-them|

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:29 PM

15. I know, I know. Ideally there would be/should have been paradise on earth.

But it ain't. Killings, death...

It's gotten outta hand.

It shouldn't be this way.

Then everyone, "stop consuming meat and dairy products".

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Response to Codeine (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:28 PM

14. Yes! Most people don't realize how cruel it is.


10 Dairy Facts the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
By Ashley Capps | July 30, 2014

A few excerpts...

4. Even so, virtually all dairy calves are stolen from their mothers within hours of birth in order to maximize profit. 97% of newborn dairy calves are forcibly removed from their mothers within the first 24 hours. (3) The rest are removed in a matter of days. On so-called humane dairy farms, cows are often taken within the first hour of birth as separation of mother and calf is considered less stressful when they have not been allowed to bond (see video clip below).


5. To keep them lactating at maximum yields, cows are artificially and repeatedly and forcibly impregnated year after year. The constant cycle of forced pregnancy and birth creates a huge surplus of calves.

9. Trapped in a cycle of forced impregnation, perpetual lactation and near constant confinement, most dairy cows’ overworked bodies begin producing less milk at around 4 to 5 years of age, at which point they are slaughtered. (6) In natural conditions, cows can live 20 to 25 years. (7)

10. Of the 9 million dairy cows in the U.S., 3 million are slaughtered each year at only a fraction of their natural lifespan. (8) Their worn out bodies become ground beef and restaurant hamburgers. (9)

[link:https://freefromharm.org/dairyfacts/|

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:33 PM

17. What a fucking shame.

Even more so when “progressives” defend it.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:39 PM

19. I must've found myself living in a time warp of nostalgia.

I appreciate your informative exchange.

I am using some coconut milk products lately.

I'll do my best! 💙

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:45 PM

20. Thank you!

When we know better we do better.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:47 PM

21. --

😍

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 03:59 PM

23. Oat milk is shockingly good.

My kids prefer almond milk but I’m really sold on oat milk; it’s very rich and creamy.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 04:27 PM

24. I haven't tried oat milk yet.

I'm going to give it a try! I like almond milk.

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