Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama
OP, just out of curiosity, do you eat only meat that you or someone you know has killed? Do you eat meat that is locally grown or 100% hormone free? I noticed that a big part of this is pressure from social situations to eat dairy products that you are against? When you are out and someone is serving pepperoni pizza, do you eat that? My thought is just that no other species processes the hell out of their meat either. They also dont pump animals full of hormones so that they can get the biggest chicken breast in the world. Somehow Im not seeing the justification for meat over dairy being that you arent "stealing the milk that is supposed to feed their young". When you eat them you are killing them. How is one better than the other? Personally, Id rather be stolen from than killed.
I am very careful of what meat we do eat,(always hormone and antibiotic free and only grassfed beef) but can see your point. However religion ties into that for me and even though I hate the system for what they have done to meat and industrializing it, I do still believe we are suppose to eat meat. If I had more money I would strictly buy pastured meat from farms and I do pray for forgiveness for not being able to do this. I try the best I can with what I have. I do know The Bible does mention milk, butter, and cheese from a variety of species as well...
Also I did not know other animals will nurse a baby of another species, but as PP said that also is not a full grown dog nursing. In the US everything is drink your milk, eat our cheese, dairy dairy dairy. There are like HOW many cows being milked daily for human consumption? It is scary not to mention how much waste and pollution these cows make (not by choice obvs).
Another PP said the pizza comment yes I do just suck it up and eat the pizza...I like cheese, so it is hard, but I want to really commit to it KWIM. I only get daiya for the house and what not and we buy 0 dairy products so at least we aren't contributing to it, but when we are over someone else's house it is hard to refuse their food. Everyone already knows me and a few years ago I had no issues with dairy and they know I don't have any intolerance issue. I did not know what the industry was like though and very dumbly thought cows just always made milk (what I was told) and did not know it was their breast milk and they had to get impregnated ect ect. When I found that out I changed my views a lot.
Now IDK if just severely limiting it to cheese or a little ice cream ect (esp for the kids?) is good enough...People keep trying to convince me it's fine and dairy is great and it won't make a difference if I don't eat it anyways b/c it is so big in the US.
ALSO I am not posting this to have a "dairy vs. non dairy fight" I posted it to see if there was anyone else who SHARED my feelings and what they thought about my situations ect ect
If you LOVE dairy that is your business and I am not trying to convince people to change their minds or anything in this post. Just so you all know.