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Should a Vegan person drink milk?

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2/29/2016 9:57:36 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

Only to wash down their cheeseburgers.
No vegan has ever drank milk.
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2/29/2016 10:00:40 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 9:57:36 AM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

Only to wash down their cheeseburgers.
No vegan has ever drank milk.

The question is how is this post going to turn in to a Hindu post ?
It going to be the cow god story hey?
philochristos
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2/29/2016 11:49:24 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

I think it would be inconsistent for one to be a vegan and to also drink milk. It seems to me that drinking milk would disqualify somebody from being a vegan. So I don't think it's a matter of should or shouldn't; rather it's a matter of can or can't. Can or can't one be a vegan and drink milk at the same time? I don't think so. That is unless it's a person who is generally a vegan but has a momentary lapse.
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3/1/2016 1:59:28 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
Is this a philosophical question? Maybe it is - I don't mean to be rude. Does it depend upon what you think of Veganism - i.e., that it's a philosophical question if you suppose veganism is based upon a coherent philosophical doctrine, as opposed to fashionable and pretentious twaddle? Okay, that was kind of rude! Sorry. I don't know anything about the theory of veganism. If everyone adopted it, wouldn't we get over-run by stray cows?
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3/1/2016 5:05:45 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

For a cow to give milk it, just as humans, has to be pregnant. Since people want/ need the money, they constantly artificially impregnate cows to do that.
That is to harm the animal.

Of course, that does not exclude the possibility of vegan milk, as long as veganism is not understood as a fashion or mere dietary choice, but as an ethical standpoint, since it is very much possible to obtain milk from cows without harming them. It's just not lucrative.
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3/2/2016 10:49:37 AM
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At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

The abuse that cattle undergo in factory farms - artificial impregnation, injection of hormones, and often abusive treatment - is the primary reasons vegans abstain from milk. It is possible, and there are such companies that do so, to obtain milk without harming the cow, but it isn't profitable for factory farms. In my opinion, the governments should impose strict regulations on factory farms; it would help animal welfare and wouldn't actually compromise food security.
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3/2/2016 2:05:58 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 3/2/2016 10:49:37 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

The abuse that cattle undergo in factory farms - artificial impregnation, injection of hormones, and often abusive treatment - is the primary reasons vegans abstain from milk. It is possible, and there are such companies that do so, to obtain milk without harming the cow, but it isn't profitable for factory farms. In my opinion, the governments should impose strict regulations on factory farms; it would help animal welfare and wouldn't actually compromise food security.

Abuse is a loaded term - and as ill-defined as your use of the word 'strict.' Veganism presupposes that farming animals for food in any way is 'abusive' - so how can there be regulations on farming that would be satisfactory to vegans? IMO, vegans abdicate from the reality that animals eat eachother - and therefore from the responsibility to minimize suffering. They have nothing relevant to say on the matter.
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3/14/2016 11:11:13 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 2/29/2016 9:27:04 AM, TREssspa wrote:
Milk is an animal product afterall. But does it harm the cow?

You literally can't drink milk and still be a vegan.