Reader says Mother’s Day should include compassion for animals

To the Editor:

Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying extra for “organic” milk that isn’t.

The timing, a few days before Mother’s Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, worldwide symbols of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies.

The newborn calves are torn from their mothers at birth and turned into veal cutlets, so the dairy industry can sell their milk. The distraught mothers bellow for days, hoping in vain for their babies’ return.

Instead, they are chained on a concrete warehouse floor, milked by machines, then impregnated artificially to renew the pregnancy and keep the milk flowing.

When their production drops, around four years of age, they are ground into hamburgers.

This Mother’s Day, let’s all honor motherhood and our natural compassion for animals by rejecting the dairy industry’s cruelty. Let’s replace cow’s milk and its products, laden with cholesterol, saturated fats, hormones, and antibiotics.

Let’s choose delicious, healthful, cruelty-free plant-based milk, cheese, and ice cream products offered at our grocery store.

Mark Gifford


(6) comments

Dr Strangelove

The thing is this Mark Gifford guy doesn’t live in the City of Killeen.


Once again Mark Gifford proves eating a meatless diet renders you incapable of independent thought.


Writer is right. I'm going to have compassion right now for my own womb. It's empty - heading to the Road House.

Dr Strangelove

What about compassion for human babies? Newborn babies are torn apart from their mother’s wombs so Plan Parenthood can make profits.


Come on, you are putting us on, right?. Nobody in their right mind could believe such moronic crap as you printed.


This same article word for word is also in the Galveston Daily News, just different author.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.