For a lot of reasons. Firstly, they aren’t our products to use, and there is a lot of cruelty involved in getting these products. They are also extremely unhealthy for human consumption.
I was going to post a link to an earlier reply but unfortunately I can’t find it so I will just sum it up again.
A cow is made pregnant by artificial insemination, because without being pregnant she cannot lactate. A cow is raped as early as 18-22 months old. She is then kept in awful conditions for her pregnancy an when she gives birth her baby is stolen from her. If this baby is a female, she will be kept in the same conditions as her mother, raped and forced to follow the same path as her as a dairy cow. Female cows will live about 4-5 years in this industry before they are sent away to slaughter (they can normally live up to 20 years). They will be pregnant all 4-5 years of their life and having every single one of those babies stolen from them immediately after birth. If she gives birth to a male, he is useless to the diary industry and too expensive to raise for meat, so they chain him up in a box and starve him, in veal crates. They make sure he can’t lick any metals so he can’t get the iron and he quickly becomes anemic, after a couple weeks of this torture he is slaughtered for veal. This poor cow can’t even take one step to develop any muscles, because the farmers want the veal to be super soft. So if you support the dairy industry, you are fully supporting the veal industry.
You also have to remember what you are drinking. Milk is full of pus, just Google somatic cell count for more information. It’s full of hormones and antibiotics used to make the cows grow larger faster, and to produce more milk. Cows grow to 2000lbs in a matter of months, dairy is mostly fat which is why dairy causes so much weight gain in humans. The protein “casein” in dairy is one of the leading causes of tumors.
Chickens are kept in just as bad of conditions as cows are, sometimes 6 or 7 chickens (or more) can be stuffed in a small cage the size of a milk crate. They are overfed and full of antibiotics and hormones to make them bigger (because everyone just HAS to have huge chicken breasts) and sometimes their legs break because they are too small and weak to support their unnaturally large bodies. They also have their beaks burnt off so they don’t hurt the other chickens or the workers, because sometimes they get so bored/hungry/cramped/crazy in those super tight cages they are in that they start to peck each other. As you can imagine, these birds get very upset and frustrated being trapped in a box their entire lives, they don’t even have room to spear their wings.
Again, you have to remember what you are eating. An egg is a hen period….it’s a period… It also comes out of the area of the chicken where shit comes out of…you are getting so much bacteria, and shit when you eat that period…it’s so disgusting. These chickens are so covered in bacteria and shit it is even detectable in their meat. Google “fecal bath” to find more information. The layer industry is also the meat industry, because once these poor hens are unable to produce enough eggs they are then murdered.
So yes, producing milk and laying eggs are natural bodily functions of cows and chickens, but they do not produce these things for us and it is not natural for humans to consume them.
i am currently about to come on my cycle - i feel your pain sister!!! this is what helps me :
- hot water bottles!!! always!!!
- fish pose
- camel pose
- eating lots of high iron foods
- reducing caffeine, sugar, dairy
- herbal teas such as ginger, calendula, cinnamon, yarrow, peppermint, fennel, basil
- hot compress steeped in grated ginger root places on the womb (sooo soothing)
- hot baths with sea salt, geranium, chamomile and lavender
- cuddles with the loved ones
<3 x x x x x x x