KRISTOPHER RADDER - BRATTLEBORO REFORMER
As thousands of people enjoy the Strolling of the Heifers Parade a small group protesters held signs and walked the parade route to protest the dairy industry on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Nothing as profound as impregnating female bovines, allowing them to carry their calves for nine months, give birth to their babies, only to abduct them for an industry that never should have been, and wouldn't be were it not for state and federal welfare, I mean subsidies! If we were honest, drinking ANY milk after weaning, let alone from COWS, would sink in as weird! Sad that medical science confirms that dairy products are not only unhealthy and laden with substances that increase risk for many diseases, but the moral and environmental impact is immeasurable.. Just because we've been victims of marketing ploys, doesn't mean we should close our hearts and minds to the other victims of the dairy industry, infant calves, mother cows, and the children who are ill from being marketed to ingest what should easily be replaced with greens and other plant based nutrients . AFTER ALL, WHERE DO THOSE COWS GET THEIR CALCIUM???