Author: Katy Chamberlin
Summary: We have turned cows into perpetual milk makers, pushing them well beyond their natural limits. Not only does this harms the cows, but by consuming their milk we put ourselves in harms way as well.
It takes 21.2 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of butter.
It takes 10 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of hard cheese.
It takes 12 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of ice cream.
It takes 11 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of non-fat dry milk.
It takes 7.4 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of dry whole milk.i
Humans have made the cow a modern factory—a perpetual milk machine. Three thousand years ago, a cow gave approximately 200 pounds of milk in a year. Today, the modern cow gives more than 15,000 pounds of milk, 75 times as much. And this over-production is causing more diseases in cows (as well as humans). In fact, 89% of cows today have the bovine leukemia virus.
God never intended for a cow to this much milk. Milk is a very delicate substance, related to almost every gland and organ of the cow's body. It was meant as a normal function of the animal in creating life. All of the best elements in its body must be assembled to make milk, so that the calf can have a good start.
Today, we drink unnatural milk. It is produced from a cow unnaturally begotten by selective breeding, by cross-breeding, or by artificial insemination. The milk is taken from diseased cows, from bloated milk bags, or from heavy, chemicalized feedings often loaded with antibiotics and hormones.
If you believe that you are getting antibiotics only when they are prescribed by your doctor, consider this: about half of the nation's entire antibiotic output, or over $70 million worth yearly, goes directly into feed stuff for animals intended for human consumption, to make them gain weight faster and to keep them (supposedly) disease free.
Every sip of milk has 59 different powerful hormones. Do you want your family to consume, estrogen, progesterone, or prolactin?
Other Strange Additives
The dairy industry adds animal products to every carton of milk (in the form of vitamin D3) and may soon be adding processed raw fish organs. Dairy processors are about to get approval to add fish oil to cheese, yogurt, milk, and ice cream.
Cow's milk also contains the following:
- 59 Active Hormones
Most of the dairy products we buy have the following in measurable quantities:
- Dioxin (up to 2200 times the safe level)
- Up to 52 powerful antibiotics
- Bacteria and viruses