Hello, Hope you had a great Mother’s day at your house! :)
Just wanted share some information, that I hope you will find helpful! What Trader Joe’s don’t tell you (and what I wasn’t aware of until last autumn) is that buying and eating milk chocolate and other milk products, is resulting in inflicting unnecessary suffering and death to sentient cows, who all love and value their own lives, and their families and friends, as much as we value or own life, families and friends. They are enslaved, they are impregnated each year and their babies are stolen from them within a few days, their male calves are killed within 18 months and sold as meat, they are killed at about an age of 5 years when the industry doesn’t regard them as profitable anymore, they are milked without their approval, the calves don’t get the cow milk they need, they are enslaved by mans domestication, despite that they want to live in freedom. The cows and their calves never get the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s day because of our culture’s exploitation and enslavement.
We all believe that it is morally wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death upon animals is morally wrong, and consuming animal products is surely causing this: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/what-michael-vick-taught-us/ And we have no nutritional need for animal products, it is detrimental to our health and is causing diseases: http://www.adelicatebalance.com.au/ I became vegan (i.e. stopped using and consuming animal and their products) when I realized all this.
I highly recommend this lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZpF1R6GUo
All the best!