Cows do not GIVE us milk...
Before long, a mother and child (about 8 years old) took the seat in front of me. The kid was reading from a primary school text book…..
Cows give us milk
Hens give us eggs
The child sounded cute but what struck me was what she was saying. Cows do not give us milk…..we take milk from the cows. Hens do not give us eggs….we take eggs from the hens.
Agreed that man is the at top of the animal food chain but let us not be under any illusions that the animals are very happy giving us their meat. Nature gives us nothing. We humans just take it from nature because we can. I think its time we stop teaching our young that the cows offer us milk and that the hens provide us with eggs.