I swear my dog just whipped her hair back and forth. Alright, willow smith.
How weird is milk? Think about it! Cows are raised in huge, inhumane farms. They are artificially inseminated, and then have their babies ripped away from them at birth (and those cows are sorted or killed according to the needs of the farm). Then, these huge suctions are put on their utters to pump milk continuously—milk being produced for the babies they never get to nurse. A lot of cows die from infections that the pumps introduce into ulcers or open wounds due to the continuous pump chaffing away at their skin. Then, the process is repeated (inseminate, pump) until the cow no longer produces milk whatsoever or dies while giving birth. The milk, then, is filtered. It is literally processed so much in order for it to be sellable by the time that it actually reaches a store, that it no longer tastes, smells, or otherwise has the naturally occurring nutritional properties of fresh milk. It’s pasteurized to kill off bacteria, and the nutrients lost during all the processing are sometimes added back later in the form of vitamins or minerals. The milk that you get at a store has a past. It wasn’t just magically put there. It’s been pumped, processed, put into little plastic jugs, stamped with a sell-by date, and sold in order to run the large factory farms that they originate from. Think about how old the milk really is. Think about all of this the next time you buy milk.