What would happen if we would switch the current dairy system into an animal-centred system?
India produces more milk than any other country
in the world. In organising our field trip to India, the questions that my
group mates and myself could immediately raise were related to the holiness of
the cows. How does India deal with its cows being holly? How can such a huge
industry, not slaughter the cows? Even if I believe those questions were very
relevant to our topic, a question stayed in the back of my mind during this 10
days of field trip: how does the
holiness of the cows in India influence their condition?
Being well aware of cows’ strong emotional connections is very important
A lack of
empathy and knowledge, which we are all, in different scales, touched by,
affects the way we perceive how the world functions. If I had been more
empathic, if I had thought through an animal perspective, I would have pushed
our group to focus on flipping points of view about the industry. From a system
only focused on humans, to a more empathic system regarding animals.