Every really think about that?
There is a disturbing reality to dairy farms. When animals are commodities whose job it is to produce milk, there is no regard for suffering. There was a time in farming where people knew the cows. Now dairy cows are just cogs in a very big production wheel.
A few of the realities?
And yet, cows are prominently featured in milk, cheese and ice cream ads as if they delightedly stand in pristine meadows just waiting for someone to come milk them.
Our advertising works to create a disconnect between the animals and our use of them. And while I could write more about the suffering here, there is a 60 second video. Don't want to watch? Yeah, I don't blame you. Once I read Vegan Freak, by Bob and Jenna Torres, I found I had an ethical decision to make. I didn't want to be part of the suffering. Fortunately, I live in a place where food is readily available and it doesn't have to be animals.
I do wish we could just stop pretending with pictures of smiling cows and happy pigs.
It doesn't work that way at all.