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ladyanarchist wrote

Dairy is really scary. I had no idea how powerful this industry is until I started working in veterinary medicine.
Also, I am living in a region where the environment has experienced horrible degradation because of the amount of dairy farms present. Environmental regulations require the industrial farms to spray their fields with feces to distribute the waste, however the farmers often will pool the manure which results in massive spills. They will even spray the shit when it's winter, so when the snow melts ... Almost all of the surficial water in the region is contaminated, causing massive losses of native species and increased water treatment. I see that New Zealand is also experiencing these same effects due to the rapid growth in the dairy industry there.

https://www.economist.com/news/asia/21731435-government-data-suggests-60-rivers-and-lakes-are-unswimmable-dairy-farming-polluting-new

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I wonder how many of us here haven't watched Earthlings.

I spent the first twenty minutes of that movie crying and the remaining time in an empty stupor.

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_ziq_ wrote

You kinda have to be a psychopath, or at least a sociopath to survive capitalism.

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zombie_berkman wrote

Ever since I went lactose intolerant, the once or twice a year that I do have milk, I find it gross. Not sure how I drank so much of it when I was younger