I am not a Vegetarian nor a Vegan, I have eaten meat my whole life but in recent years I have made a effort to at least cut down on the meat I eat. I now try to avoid beef, lamb, pork and other meats. I eat Chicken but eventually I want to stop eating that as well. Until recently I drank milk but after reading some of the facts I have been reading I would definitely happily do without milk as well.
Many people online claim (and have been ridiculed for it) that milk contains Pus! By pus I mean disgusting liquid that comes from infected, overworked udders. Are the claims true? Amazingly YES!!!
Farming laws allow for up to 20% white blood cells in your milk, many of these white blood cells ARE from infected overworked udders.
That is not all milk also contains feces as Cows diagnosed with Johne’s Disease have diarrhea, and heavy fecal shedding of bacteria. This bacteria becomes cultured in milk, and is not destroyed by pasteurization. Occasionally, the milk-borne bacteria will begin to grow in the human host, and the results are irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s Disease.
And more…. Milk also contains antibiotics and growth Hormones. The Dairy industry and British Farming in general seems to be forgetting Mad Cow Disease and the effects that had on the industry.
I believe the problem is (as usual) money and poor governing leading to weak regulations.
Like most industries the Farming industry tries to produce as much as they can for as little cost as possible thus raising profits by keeping wages and other expenses down. This leads to much animal cruelty, low quality meat and pus, shit and antibiotic filled milk enjoy.
Time to go Vegan?
I have a soft spot for animals, I love animals I always have but I also love meat! Like most people in this country I was eating meat before I understood what it was or where it comes from. We have meat pushed on us by our parents who probably had it pushed on to them by their parents.
A few months ago (after watching a video exposing cruelty in a British Pig farm) I decided I was going to be a vegetarian, after six weeks of not eating meat I lost a stone (I have never been overweight losing a stone made me look very thin,) felt weak and tired and even angry and short tempered! It literally got to the stage where all I could think about was eating meat. Eventually I gave up and got myself a kebab, the feeling when I was eating meat was probably how an alcoholic feels after going months without drink only to fall of the wagon. It was a feeling of guilt but the craving for the meat was overruling my conscience and I eat it and decided that living where I live (the only shop close to me is the famously overpriced Co op) I could not carry on without eating meat occasionally. If I still lived at Wolverhampton I genuinely believe I could do it due to the large amount of vegetarian shops and options that Wolves offers. Wolves have a huge diversity of ethnic cultures Indians are one of these cultures and many Indians were brought up to be vegetarian so their are Indian vegetarian shops everywhere and I love Indian food, Co op sells disgusting Linda McCartney products made of disgusting Quorn and sell them for the same price of meat.
So I eat meat and their is no humane way of killing animals, there is however lots of cruel ways of killing and keeping animals and British farms and abattoirs use many of them! Growth hormones so that that animal grows abnormally fast to allow the farmer minimum effort and work being one them, poor living conditions is obviously another. Cruel people are also much more likely to manage to handle some bigger farm animals I mean what would you do if you wanted a Cow to move but the Cow refuses? Some people would feel no way in kicking the shit out of it until it decides it has to move.
Another thing is why are animals so frequently vaccinated? How do we even know that these vaccines do not cause illness in either the animal or in the consumers of the animal? In the case of the animal most would usually be killed before the negative side effect begin in the case of people we are the guinea pigs.
So is it OK to criticize the British Farming industry despite the fact I eat meat??? Of course it is in fact saying it is not is just another way of attempting to make people shut up and if we shut up the farming industry will just get more and more cruel, just because I eat meat does not mean that such animal cruelty is justifiable. We may want to eat meat but how many of us want to eat a cruelly treated, growth hormone and chemically filled, low quality excuse for meat?
I will attempt to cut out meat again and next time I will be better prepared and hopefully manage to cut it out for good.
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