Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Leave Santa a Beer and Dark Chocolate-NOT Milk and Cookies

It (Like many other ridiculous things) has become a Tradition for children to leave the Big Guy a Glass of Milk and Some Cholesterol Bombing, Fat Laden Animal Product filled Cookies. (Made with Dairy and/or Eggs).

But let us rethink this Whole thing here for a moment…

Here is why I am saying that this Christmas Leave Santa a Beer and Dark Chocolate.

The Milk…

First off, Milk is Horrible in terms of Animal Abuse and Suffering. Female cows are Forced to continually get pregnant and give birth (Contrary to the Happy Little Myth that Cows “Need“ to be Milked and therefore “Like” it). As soon as their young Calves are born, they are ripped away from the Mothers side and tethered (chained) up in a tiny crate for 18 to 20 weeks, where they cannot even turn around.

Further more, the said Crate is housed (many times) in a windowless barn or shed and the Milk that was Meant for them goes to…you haven’t guessed it yet?

Humans are the answer!!!
We are the Only species on the Planet that

A) Drinks Milk after infancy.
B) Consumes the Milk of another Species.

So, the calves cry for their Mom (As all Infants do), and the Mothers cry for their babies (As all Mothers would do if their child was kidnapped).

The calves are feed a gross concoction of liquid milk substitute, deficient in iron and fiber, which is designed to make the animals anemic, resulting in the light-colored flesh that is prized as veal. Some calves are killed at just a few days old to be sold as low-grade 'bob' veal for products like frozen TV dinners.
The Mother Cows produce ten times the Milk they would produce naturally. Their poor stressed, and battered bodies make them Highly Vulnerable to Many Health problems. Approximately half of the country's dairy cows suffer from mastitis, a bacterial infection of their udders.

In a Healthy Environment, cows would live in excess of twenty-five years, but on Todays Farms, they are slaughtered and made into ground beef after just three or four years.

Their bodies are so worn out and wrecked at this point that they became a huge source of "downed animals" — animals that are so sick or injured that they are unable to walk or even stand. There are Many documented cases of downed animals being beaten, dragged, or pushed with bulldozers or Forklifts in attempts to move them to slaughter.

It is inhumane, can’t be right, and Santa wants NONE of it!!!

Lets look at a chart of Beer vs. Milk…which is worse for Old St. Nick?

United States Department of Agriculture Nutritional Data for Milk and Beer

                        MILK (I cup, 2% milk)  BEER (I cup)

Fat (g)                         5                                  0

Fiber (g)                     0                                 .5

Sodium (mg)            122                             12

Cholesterol (mg)       20                              0

Calories                       122                             97

Calories from fat (%)  37                              0

Milk is Clearly not good for you at all, calcium can be found in many other places, there is as much or more calcium in 4 ounces of firm tofu or 3/4 cup of collard greens as there is in one cup of cow's milk, proving that Humans Do Not Need Dairy at All.

Clear Winner is Beer!
Dump the Milk and Crack Open a Cold One For Santa!!!

Onto the cookies (Which are fine if they are Vegan, but Santa Wants Dark Chocolate)!!!

Many cookies today are made with eggs, and the birds that lay these eggs are painfully de beaked with no pain killers (Some die just from this). After being mutilated, hens are shoved into tiny wire “battery” cages, which measure roughly 18 by 20 inches and hold five to 11 hens (average wingspan for 1 bird is 32 inches)

Battery cages are stacked on top of each other, and excrement constantly falls onto the birds in the lower cages and into huge manure pits that line the sheds.

The stench of ammonia and feces is everywhere (Worker can’t even enter without masks), and disease comes easily in the filthy, cramped sheds. Some birds die in the cages and are left to rot next to the other birds.

Male chicks are of no use to the egg industry, so every year; millions of them are tossed into trash bags to suffocate or are thrown into high-speed grinders called macerators while they are still alive. Some are simply thrown away alive.
After 2 years of this nightmare, the chicken’s bodies (just like the cows) are so over stressed and diseased they are sent to a slaughterhouse to be killed.
Most of the time their bodies are so messed up the Meat industry can’t sell them as whole chicken parts so they go into soups or to pet food companies.

What about Santa’s (and your) Health?

Eggs are just plain horrible for your health. One egg has as much cholesterol as three servings of beef tenderloin. ( Keep in mind that All vegan foods are cholesterol-free.)
Many of the eggs bought right in your grocery store are infected with salmonella, and other bacteria.

Dark Chocolate  (Vegan-No Milk)

Dark chocolate (Vegan) on the other hand is actually good for your heart.
It can Lower your Blood Pressure and Lower your Cholesterol (LDL-the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.
Dark Chocolate is also an antioxidant, tastes great and stimulates your endorphins!!!
Plus, believe it or Not Beer and Dark Chocolate Go Great together!!!!

The Choice is Easy this Year…

Santa Wants a Beer (He’s Not Driving, the Reindeer are!!!) and Some Dark Chocolate!

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