This piece was posted by Vinod Chand on his Facebook account and the entire credits go to him. He talks about us calling “Cow is our mother” but what are we doing for it? Have a read!

Ok so you love your cow.

Then how come you domesticate a cow, make it pregnant within 18 months of its birth such that you can put it into the family way and make it into a milk giving machine?

Then how come you separate the calf from the cow the moment it is born and then use injections to simulate the cow to give up its milk to you rather than to its calf by indiscriminate use of oxytocin injections?

Then how come you repeat the pregnancy cycle the moment the milk yield goes down and you start to find keeping the animal non-viable?

Why do you want milk which was never meant for your consumption? And what about the milk products, butter, cottage cheese and cheese, curd, ghee that are derived from milk? And the sweets that contain milk extracts.

Would you do the same with your mother? Make her pregnant in a continuous cycle as soon as her milk yield goes down? After all you are calling the cow as your mother, aren’t you?

And to add insult to injury, the pregnancy is not even natural but done using artificial insemination where the bulls are kept separated from the cows, their semen extracted by posting a false decoy and the cows monitored for pregnancy heat and then artificially inseminated often by untrained veterinarian ‘doctors’.

This dairy business is a brutal business. Bulls are left to the elements.

ps: For clarification, I am a vegetarian who eats eggs sometimes when nothing else is available. I too love the cow and am against animal slaughter of all kinds. I used to eat meat but gave it up at the age of 10-12. I was a violent vegetarian (breaking utensils if it was cooked in my Punjabi Home) till a very long time before I started realizing that it takes all sorts to build our world and that my opinion on their food habits is an invitation for them to give their opinion on my food habits, thus I was better off not giving any opinion on anything but quietly stating the truth as I know it. There was a time when I could not stand or share a table with anyone eating meat but I am wiser now. Like it is said, different strokes for different folks.

I am all right if you worship the cow, I am all right if you want to eat it, my only request is don’t force others to do what you do just because you do or just because you are in the majority. Peace be upon you.

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