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Default OT: Happy 'World Milk Day'. (Not if you are a dairy cow of course).

T i m wrote:
It's actually quite sad how so many are completely ignorant
of what has to go on for us to be able to take the milk away
from the young of a different species, even thinking us 'milking
cows' (/goats etc) is something that has to be done 'anyway' and
so we are doing them a favour!

We might arguably not be doing "cows" as some sort of species-group
any favours, but the individual dairy-herd cows - yes, we are
doing them a favour by milking them. As I understand it, they
have been bred to produce so much milk that *not* milking them
regularly would have significant negative consequences.