Bromley animal rights group protest milk consumption and claim breast milk of cows wrong for humans

The plight of the dairy cow - PPAG claims it is cruel to drink milk

The plight of the dairy cow - PPAG claims it is cruel to drink milk

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Animal rights campaigners in Bromley are set to protest the human consumption of milk tomorrow (Saturday April 5).

Members from Passive Pressure Animal Group (PPAG) want to open “peoples’ eyes to the heartbreaking suffering” of cows and will be raising awareness of the “forgotten mothers” outside the Metro Bank on Bromley high street between 11am-3pm.

The group says the event is to “dispel the myth of contentment and reveal why the dairy cow truly is the hardest-worked of all mothers”.

Those involved will tell the public that milk is the breast milk of an animal and we are not supposed to drink it, while also asserting it is bad for our health.

PPAG’s Sara Charania said: “It’s time to see dairy milk for what it is – breast milk of another species meant for their newborns.

“People can only ever consume cow’s milk, organic or not, it if the calf is removed. One hundred thousand male calves are shot (or killed in another manner) each year whilst females replace their mothers in the system.

“People often don’t realise we’re not meant to drink milk of another species and that it’s not even healthy. The dairy industry will always claim otherwise but it’s nothing more than advertising.”

PPAG claims female cows have to give birth to a calf every year to keep milk flowing, with newborns being taken away almost straight away.

It also adds the animal has to produce 39 litres of milk a day, before at the age of five is slaughtered for cheap beef.

Campaigners are set to adorn aprons, rubber gloves, and other household props to reflect the plight - and will be handing out leaflets and holding placards to trumpet their beliefs.

The event is a part of Viva” Health’s White Lies campaign, which works to try to stop humans eating and drinking dairy products due to negative health impacts.

It is encouraging people to take up alternatives such as almond, soya, and coconut milk to end what PPAG see as animal cruelty.

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3:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

All the drugs used is being passed onto the human. I can't drink milk anymore as it has changed so much from when I was a kid. PROFIT is all anyone gives a stuff about.
All the drugs used is being passed onto the human. I can't drink milk anymore as it has changed so much from when I was a kid. PROFIT is all anyone gives a stuff about. white rabbit9
  • Score: -15

3:37pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

As soon as I see the photo I just knew sarflondonturd had sent in a selfie.

My word sarlondonturd you do have a lot coffee and only a little cream there gal.
As soon as I see the photo I just knew sarflondonturd had sent in a selfie. My word sarlondonturd you do have a lot coffee and only a little cream there gal. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Sambrown28 says...

Excuse the pun but I have to say this article is crammed full of BULL. I was brought up on a dairy farm & my family still run a successful one now. What the main difference in taste white rabbit is blaming on drugs used on cows is actually due to all the modern day health & safety surrounding food products hygiene ( sterilising & pasteurising ). Both of these processes detract from the real flavour & body of what is a naturally excellent drink. As for cows of the age 5 years being sold for cheap beef well this is complete bull & by the way illegal as animals over 30 months of age are not allowed to be sold as meat for human consumption, fact. The percentage of male calves shot near to birth is rapidly decreasing, mainly due to a rise in the popularity & consumption of ros'e English veal. So All In All This Article is all about Bull S**t not COWS milk.....
Excuse the pun but I have to say this article is crammed full of BULL. I was brought up on a dairy farm & my family still run a successful one now. What the main difference in taste white rabbit is blaming on drugs used on cows is actually due to all the modern day health & safety surrounding food products hygiene ( sterilising & pasteurising ). Both of these processes detract from the real flavour & body of what is a naturally excellent drink. As for cows of the age 5 years being sold for cheap beef well this is complete bull & by the way illegal as animals over 30 months of age are not allowed to be sold as meat for human consumption, fact. The percentage of male calves shot near to birth is rapidly decreasing, mainly due to a rise in the popularity & consumption of ros'e English veal. So All In All This Article is all about Bull S**t not COWS milk..... Sambrown28
  • Score: 11

11:41am Wed 9 Apr 14

SuzieB says...

Sorry Sambrown28 but you seem to be rather out of date in your comments. Many years ago the dairy industry used cattle that could be used for milk or meat. Calves often stayed suckling their mothers for a while before either going for beef or joining the dairy herd. Today with the use of the Holsten Fresian breed, cows produce at least 10 times more milk than they did, causing mastitis, and, as this breed doesn't produce good beef, the males being slaughtered shortly after birth. The veal industry still hasn't taken off enough here to take all the male calves.
The fact remains that cows are artificially inseminated each year and give birth to a calf which is taken away from them so we can steal her milk. We don't need dairy products - I live quite happily without animal milk. The absurdity is that if we offered people milk, ice cream or yoghurt made from human milk most would say UGH! Give non-dairy products a try please.
Sorry Sambrown28 but you seem to be rather out of date in your comments. Many years ago the dairy industry used cattle that could be used for milk or meat. Calves often stayed suckling their mothers for a while before either going for beef or joining the dairy herd. Today with the use of the Holsten Fresian breed, cows produce at least 10 times more milk than they did, causing mastitis, and, as this breed doesn't produce good beef, the males being slaughtered shortly after birth. The veal industry still hasn't taken off enough here to take all the male calves. The fact remains that cows are artificially inseminated each year and give birth to a calf which is taken away from them so we can steal her milk. We don't need dairy products - I live quite happily without animal milk. The absurdity is that if we offered people milk, ice cream or yoghurt made from human milk most would say UGH! Give non-dairy products a try please. SuzieB
  • Score: -1

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