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10 Shocking Truths About Milk Industry You Don’t Know

by Team Complain

It’s World Milk Day – so I’m revealing 10 shocking facts about milk – from how humans are the only species to consume milk after infancy, to the treatment of cows in factory farms. My solution is to go vegan. xo

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