Cow’s milk is undoubtedly the most popular dairy consumed
in America today. The market of alternative milks has
been growing, but it’s still clear, people prefer their coffee
But there is a rising concern surrounding cow’s milk
stretching into their devastating effect upon the environment.
A dairy cow poses many problems for our ecology such as;
carbon/methane emission, water contamination, soil damage,
and over foraging.
The solution is the environmentally conservative camel,
who has naturally evolved to waste nothing in it’s harsh
environments. Unlike its counterpart, camels are low carbon
emitters, efficient milk producers, and cause very little if no
damage to their surrounding environment.
• Camels carbon emission is equal to half that of cows, which in the US, creates more greenhouse gases than 22 million cars.
• The amount of feed required for cow’s is so great, that
it consumes about 8 times the land required to house them.
Cattle consume 20 lbs. of feed to produce one liter of
milk, whereas camels need only 4 lbs..
• Cows produce over 120 pounds of wet manure a day! There
have been many incidences of water contamination and
environmental damage due to their runoff, a serious issue in
today’s dairy industry. Camels manure is so dry that it can be
burned immediately for fuel and urine the consistency of
syrup, resulting in much less environmental impact.
• Cows are slow-moving and heavy footed,
damaging soil and overgrazing their habitat. Camels
are “economical feeders” that never overgraze vegetation,
their softer walking also doesn’t disturb the soil or vegetation
because they’re “even-toed ungulates”.