Mostly everyone knows that cows used in the dairy industry are seriously abused. But it’s not just cows who are mistreated in the dairy industry—goats suffer, too. Here are 12 reasons why you should stay away from goat’s milk:
We aren’t meant to drink goat’s milk—it’s as simple as that. Goat’s milk is for goats, and human’s milk is for humans. Humans are the only animals who steal and drink the milk of other animals—it’s actually pretty weird if you think about it.
Goat’s milk is super-healthy for goat kids but not so much for humans. It’s full of cholesterol and saturated fat, which have been known to cause heart disease in humans. Most dairy-free milk (like almond milk), on the other hand, contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Saturated fat has also been linked to unhealthy weight gain, which can lead to a lot of other health issues.
Like cow’s milk, goat’s milk contains lactose, which is hard for lots of people to digest. It can cause cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea—blech!
Most people who are allergic to cow’s milk are also allergic to goat’s milk. If that’s not a sign that people shouldn’t be drinking other animals’ milk, we don’t know what is.
Goats feel pain, love, and fear—just like we all do. They wag their tails like dogs and love each other very much. But in the dairy industry, goats are terrified when they’re torn away from their mothers.
Since male goats can’t produce milk, they’re considered worthless by the dairy industry. They’re taken from their mothers and killed for meat. Plus, even the goats who are used for their milk are sent to slaughter when they become too worn out. Pretty sad, huh?
Some goat farmers are realizing how cruel the dairy industry is and are trading in their goat cheese for cruelty-free vegan cheese.