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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #79)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 04:49 PM

83. But if the reason for avoiding slaughter . . .

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. . . is that it consumes too much grain, (I mean, how many pounds of grain go into a pound of beef?) They're still going to be consuming that much grain to convert it to milk. That grain and soy could instead be fed to people directly. Therefore the same efficiency problem that started this sub-thread applies to milk cows as well. If you're so desperate to feed people that beef and pork become luxuries, then milk becomes a luxury, too.

I'll also say, if you're going to replace the meat protein with milk, dairy conditions are going to be as inhumane as they are now for pork and beef livestock. They would have to suck as much milk out of those animals as possible. They'd be injected with hormones and never be allowed to leave their stall. Guilt will certainly be a temptation.

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