We are the only species who drinks the milk of another species. Pigs drink pig’s milk. Raccoon drink raccoon’s milk. Calves drink cow’s milk. Human babies drink human milk…until they reach a certain age (anywhere from 2-4 yrs old) when they switch over to cow’s milk. Why? Whoever thought that was a good idea? Would it ever sound like a good idea to drink milk from a possum? I didn’t think so. Then why cow’s milk? Many people get sick from cow’s milk, so why are we insistent on the cow when it appears so unnatural?
Besides, we exploit the hell out of those cows so that we can have their milk. We lock them in factory pens, pump them full of hormones, and milk them like that is the single value they have in life. Our obsession with cow’s milk borders on animal cruelty.
My idea then is to go back to nature. Let’s go back to drinking our own milk. Good ole fashioned human breast milk. It’s better for humans since it was designed for humans and it would lessen our exploitation of cows. It’s a pretty simple argument. And no, just saying that it is gross is not an acceptable criticism. If you think about it, it is more gross to be drinking the milk of another species.
How would this actually work? I don’t really know. We would have to get a whole bunch of women to agree to produce the milk for certain fair wages, or sell their extra milk for fair prices. We could even begin to find ways to get men to produce milk – I mean let’s put those male nipples to work!! They must be there for a reason. We could get everyone pitching in to contribute to the nation’s milk supply. Hell, if this really caught on, we might actually start becoming a healthy country since people might have to eat better to produce better quality milk. Save the cows. Save ourselves! Win-Win.
Think about it this way: if it is more natural to drink our own milk, why don’t we?