The use of cow’s milk and dairy products are almost ubiquitous in the Western diet. Our average bowl of cereals, yoghurt, ice cream, butter for cooking, even our biscuits, cakes, scones and cheese, are all laden with dairy. Is it natural, however, to consume the milk of another species? In fact, humans are the only species to do that!
To make matters worse, dairy production is immensely cruel beyond imagination. Every mammal needs to become pregnant in order to produce milk. Cows are no exception. Imagine being a female cow, forcibly impregnated and having your newborn snatched away from you literally seconds after birth, so that human beings can enjoy your milk at the expense of your baby's nourishment. Your baby is then sold on for the veal trade, whilst you are continuously impregnated by artificial means, the cycle repeats itself, until you become so exhausted of producing milk, your body is so spent, that you cannot squeeze out another drop of milk for human greed. Then you are killed for hamburger meat, whilst you have endured the sight of an untold number of baby calves being snatched away from you at birth.
Do we really need dairy at all? Absolutely not. In spite of the widely promulgated myth that dairy helps build strong bones, the sheer acidity of dairy products guarantees the leaching of calcium from our body, thus further increasing the chances of osteoporosis. This is not to mention the broad scientific research which shows that dairy promotes the growth of cancer cells. What is the point of consuming dairy after all?
With the increased incidences in lactose intolerance, demand for dairy-free products has risen to previously unseen levels with dairy-free alternatives taking the place of their dairy-based counterparts in increasing numbers on the shelves of supermarkets and independent health stores.
So how do we get on without dairy? You'll be amazed at the plethora of vegan alternatives that are widely available on the market these days, that taste just as good, if not better, than their dairy-based counterparts, and do not involve animal exploitation. Come down to one of Europe's biggest vegan festivals VegfestUK Bristol on May 21st 22nd at the Amphitheatre and discover your favourite vegan alternatives. Whether it's cheese, butter, yoghurt, milk, chocolate, or ice cream, - there's a dairy-free substitute which will leave you yearning for more! There's also an inspiring mix of food, music, family activities, socialising and education at the event – find out more in the event programme www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/programme
Tickets to the event are on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till the end of April. You can get yours now at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/admission, so make sure to bring a friend and open their eyes to the wonders of veganism!
The last “Vegan” billboard poster comes with a number of other hard-hitting posters as part of a vegan educational campaign in Bristol launched by the world’s 1st guitar-playing pig Pig Freud:
Your help with raising funds for this first-ever billboard project in Bristol would be much appreciated, thanks! You can donate at the link below:
Pig Freud would also appreciate your help in collecting donations for his project at VegfestUK Bristol 2016 – for full details see blog below:
In conjunction with his fundraising drive, Pig Freud will also be performing at VegfestUK Bristol 2016, on Sunday May 22nd at 5pm on the Buskers Stage. You can join the Facebook event below and invite your friends:
from Vegfest UK