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PETA saves a cow that was

destined for slaughter by

donating it to Organic

Pastures; a pasture fed

dairy farm

from the Keeping Up With The Parrs blog:

While in the L&D pasture, we met a cow named Boo. Boo is a PETA sponsored cow that was going to be slaughtered because she only had 3 teats.

So PETA adopted Boo, and she now lives in the main pen at Organic Pastures.

National Geographic took interest in this cow, and when they came out to photograph her, they discovered she has 4 teats.

PETA comes and hangs out with Boo, brushes her and walks around with her. She has no tags and has a large bell around her neck to help PETA to identify her.

As you can see here, Boo is also a friendly cow :)

 
Today we went on a field trip to Organic Pastures dairy farm in the sticks of Fresno. Organic Pastures is a family owned and operated farm that produces and sells raw milk and raw milk products.

Our tour guide was Kaleigh, whose shirt stated "Mom in Training" - Kaleigh's dad, the CEO, informed us at the beginning of our tour that his daughter was expecting their first grandchild, a boy, and was due in January (I thought that was cute lol).

The kids on the field trip ranged in age from 1 to 9 years old. The tour guide kept the facts simple and most of the tour was spent just checking out the cows in the main pasture.

We learned that they have several different types of cows at Organic Pastures - Not just Jersey, Holstein and French Normandys, but lots of cows that are a combination of those 3. The Combo-Cows produce the best milk, which gets to be up to 75% cream.


 

We walked around the labor and delivery pasture and were greeted by an assortment of Happy Cows (if you live in California, you've seen the commercials!). They were very friendly and allowed the kids to pet them.

 

(Editor's note: There are happy cows in California and Organic Pastures is a living example of how a dairy farm should be run. Even PETA agrees that they're are ways of keeping dairy animals that are humane.

The sad truth is that "happy cows" are few and far between in California (the #1 milk producer in the USA) because the majority of commercial dairy farms are cruel factory farms where the cows wade in excrement instead of grazing in pastures and are given hormones to produce an excess of milk that is poor in quality.

This can change through consumer awareness because as the demand for healthy, grass-fed, humanely treated milk products increases, the other farms will go where the money is.

Also as more dairys join the grass-fed dairy movement then the price will go down from $8 per gallon of raw, grass-fed milk to somewhere near the regular milk price of $5 per gallon.

A day old calf consumes around 5 liters of milk per day. Grass-fed cows give 8 to 12 liters of milk per day or two to three gallons.

That leaves 3-7 liters or about one or two gallons of extra milk. Nature gave an extra one or two
gallons of milk per day to humans.

Even more important, the cow produces milk for 10 months after giving birth. A calf can live on grass only in 2-4 months, the UN'S FAO says 2 months, family cow owners say 4 months.

Why does the cow produce milk for 6-8 more months if the calf only needs 2-4 months of milk?

Mother Nature gave the extra 6-8 months to humans and the extra one or two gallons per day to humans. So, it's not stealing or inhumane to use grass-fed dairy products, it's a gift from Mother Nature.

I would have loved to live on just fruit and some greens but the physiological reality is not there. You will get tooth weakening, cavities, decay and toothaches on a fruit and greens diet, or a fruit only diet or even a raw vegan diet that includes nuts and seeds.

An exclusive fruit diet or one that adds some greens is too high in fruit acids which chemically dissolve the tooth enamel. Bananas and dates are too high in fruit sugars which pull minerals from the teeth.

Nuts, seeds and sprouts contain phytic acid and excess phosphorus in relation to calcium that drains minerals from your teeth.

Vegans have no calcium source, because all seeds contain phytic acid, anti-nutrients and excess phosphorus all of which block calcium absorbtion.

Sesame seed cheese is not the same as milk cheese because it is loaded with a very high phytic acid content, anti-nutrients, excess phosphorus and lacks VITAMIN K2 MK4 all of which prevent calcium absorbtion.

Vegans who eat no dairy products get no VITAMIN K2-(MK4) only found in animal dairy fat. Without K2-(MK4) the teeth decay as shown by Weston Price.

Don't lose your teeth. The Essene Gospel of Peace says to use milk, The Healing God Spell of Saint John says to use milk products. The Samaritan Order's version in Spanish says use milk products.

Other's who recommend lacto-vegetarianism are: Bernard Jensen, Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, Herbert Shelton, Norman Walker and Johnny Lovewisdom. E. V. McCollum, the discoverer of Vitamins A, B and D wrote, “I will only say that the lacto-vegetarian diet is a highly satisfactory regimen, if the food is properly selected. Meat eating is entirely unnecessary and indulgence in it is due to its palatability.”

Kut Humi Lal Singh was the first Tibetan Lama to come to the United States {1933} and he was a vegetarian. The Tibetan Buddhist rationalization for eating meat because it is too cold or no other foods exist, is not true for all Tibetan Lamas.)

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After we left the Mama's and Papa's (there was a few bulls in there, too) we hopped in our cars and cruised across the property to where they keep the calves. The calves are kept in solitary pens from 3 days to 2 weeks old, it helps to keep them safe from coyotes. They are then shuffled around different pens, depending on their age, and eventually land themselves in the L&D pasture that they were born in :) We loved the calves! They were a little nervous due to all of the action, but a couple of them were curious enough to be pet, and even nursed on our fingers.


We finished up our tour by tasting some raw milk, and chocolate colostrum, both of which were pretty good. I really can't afford to spend $8 for a gallon of milk, but if I could I would probably switch to raw milk. The benefits sounds pretty awesome.



 

Apologies for editing the original form, to see it as published go to: Keeping Up With The Parrs blog:


 


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