Many people are shunning cow’s milk because of the suffering cows kept for milk and their calves experience, and some are replacing cow’s milk with goat’s milk. Unfortunately, the misconception that goats farmed for milk receive better treatment than cows is far from the truth.
Goats face the same issues as cows when kept to produce milk. Female goats are repeatedly impregnated, only to have their babies taken away so humans can consume their milk. Female kids grow up away from their mothers to eventually meet the same fate. Male kids are considered ‘waste’ products by the dairy industry, as they are unable to produce milk, and are usually killed within days of being born.