The dairy industry is working overtime to ensure that people know that almond milk doesn’t come from almond-colored or almond-fed cows. This shameless bunch of animal abusers is now pushing Congress and the FDA to support the DAIRY PRIDE ACT to give them sole ownership of the word milk.
National Milk Producers Federation CEO Jim Mulhern said, “We’re producing nature’s most perfect food and we want to reclaim it.” Jim better hope people drinking the “most perfect food” don’t learn the truth about cows’ milk.
The dairy industry has already successfully pressured Trader Joe’s to change the name of their almond milk to “almond beverage.” A Trader Joe’s manager told me the company made the switch preemptively to avoid any tension with the dairy industry.
It’s ironic the dairy industry argues they’re making the move to ensure truth in advertising yet they feature a photo of a woman milking a cow on their Trader Joe’s milk cartons. If they want truth in advertising, Congress and the FDA should require them to show customers how cows’ milk is really made.
Boyd Schaufelberger, a dairy industry representative, said that “after milking cows for 40 years, I’ve never been able to milk an almond.” Sounds like Boyd needs a blender for his birthday. To milk an almond, simply put it in a blender with some water. It turns into milk. Here’s a recipe. Millions of people do it. Tastes the same without the cruelty, growth hormones, steroids, and climate destruction.
Please contact the following members of Congress representing the dairy industry and tell them you do not support the DAIRY PRIDE ACT. If any of them are your elected legislators, you have additional power to influence their decision-making.
Senate sponsor: Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
House sponsor: Representative Peter Welch (D-VT)
House co-sponsors: Reps. Michael Sampson (R-ID), Joe Courtney (D-CT), David Valadao (R-CA), Sean Duffy (R-WY), and Suzan Delbene (D-WA).
You can also contact your elected members of Congress and tell them to vote “No” on the DAIRY PRIDE ACT. Calls matter. Public pressure impacts decisions.
There is no pride in depriving cows of their natural lives, confining them, stealing their babies’ milk, and killing them for profit. Plant-based milks are healthier and more humane and sustainable. Don’t let the cruel dairy industry win.