Factories Don't Produce Milk, Cows Do

Thank you for the front-page article "Wisconsin - America's Dairyland No Longer," May 24. With all the talk of milk production and competition between California and Wisconsin, I find it interesting that not once does the author mention that this industry deals with living creatures. Dairy cows in factory farms live very brief and miserable lives. To increase production by decreasing the quality of these animals' lives is unethical. Social change is shaky if based on this foundation.

Because of your article, I will now seek out a Wisconsin label when buying dairy products. Cathy Woodworth, Sonoma, Calif.

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