posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 04:58 AM
Does anyone else think it's weird that milk, cheese and pork get these huuuuge ad campaigns, but that you never see ads for things like, "Apples do
a body good!" or "Got asparagus?"
My dad-in-law farms soybeans and wheat, and there's a huge factory dairy farm right next to him. Trust me, there's money in factory farms, period,
and barely any in veggie farming, unless you're selling soy and corn for fuel. And even then, doesn't even amount to a fraction of what massive
animal factory production lines reel in. And it's sick what they do. They have to keep cows pregnant way too often to keep them producing milk, and
then once they're exhausted after years and just can't do it anymore, they sell their exhausted, sick bodies off to be used for meat. Most factory
animals never see the light of day. Oh? You eat free-range you say? Yeah, the FDA only requires that animals get 15 minutes outside to be considered
Also, you know, when's the last time you saw a goat drinking cow's milk, or another species drinking from another species? Maybe there are cases of
surrogate mothers of other species taking in a baby, but even then, I'm pretty sure the baby stopped drinking its milk after it wasn't a baby
anymore. Us drinking cow's milk is pure madness, I'm sorry.
Milk has been shown to WEAKEN bones, guys. Is it any wonder that the FDA funds campaigns so we drink craploads of it? It leads to health problems,
which benefits the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
It's also kind of depressing that no one realizes that there's calcium in things like spinach. There is as much or more calcium in 4 ounces of firm
tofu or 3/4 cup of collard greens as there is in one cup of cow's milk. And protein? Don't even get me started. Hello, beans, tofu, EVERYTHING,
basically? [link]http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm[/link] And going vegan decreases your risk of so many cancers by so much that it's just
plain ridiculous to continue putting yourself in danger just because bacon tastes awesome. By the way, did you know that pigs are as intelligent as
3-year-olds? Yeah, I wouldn't care either, if I had to survive by eating pigs. But you don't. Not only do you not, but it's actually detrimental to
your health to continue to do so.
Being vegan is the best thing I ever did for my body. An even better diet is a raw vegan diet. If you eat living foods, it adds life to your body.
Eat dead foods, like rotting carcasses, and what do you think that does?
The Vegabond said "Fruits, vegitables, meats are good for you- nobody disputes it." I urge him and anyone else that thinks no one disputes that
meat is good for you to do their research. They'll be shocked. I became vegan after researching how to get rid of my mom's cancer after the doctors
had all given up on her. Anyone that cares about themselves and their families should do the same. As a result of trying to save my mom, my husband
and I both became vegan.