Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ohio Dairy Farm Brutality

I debated whether or not to share this, as it is VERY disturbing. But, I feel like everyone should be aware of how a lot of farms treat their animals. To be honest, I have no idea what the entire video looks like. I couldn't make it past the first 15-20 seconds. My blood was boiling and I was about to squall after just seeing the first few seconds. This is another reason why I became a vegan. I do not want to so support this type of brutality in any way what so ever! Animals have feelings to! How can anyone be so CRUEL?????

This hidden camera video secretly shot by an investigator with Mercy For Animals at an Ohio dairy farm reveals shocking, malicious cruelty to calves and cows. The video, recorded between April and May, 2010, shows dairy farm workers beating cows in the face with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking their tails, and punching, throwing, and kicking calves.

With all that being said, here are some MILK ALTERNATIVES.

Rice milk (my favorite) is made from boiled rice, brown rice syrup and brown rice starch. Thickening agents, sugar and vanilla are often added to commercial rice milk. Rice milk is naturally popular with vegetarians and vegans since it contains no animal byproducts. Most commercial brands of rice milk, such as Rice Dream, are fortified with calcium. A serving of fortified rice milk provides the same amount of calcium as a serving of cow's milk. Rice milk is also often fortified with niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and iron.

Hemp milk is produced from the seeds of the hemp plant and is loaded with nutritious omega-3s, iron and tons of other vitamins. Hemp milk is available in plain, vanilla or chocolate flavors. Plain organic hemp milk contains no sugar, no cholesterol and is free of soy and gluten.

Soy milk is made by soaking soybeans, grinding them with water and straining them. A healthy balance of high-quality protein and carbohydrates, low in fat with no cholesterol, and is also packed with beneficial phytochemicals. And, I must add that the chocolate soy milk is delicious! It’s a great cure for those chocolate cravings!

Almond milk is essentially ground almonds combined with water. Though it does not taste much like dairy milk, almond milk has a very pleasant, nutty, crisp taste with fewer calories. It’s also loaded with magnesium, potassium and vitamin E.

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