ECO-FRIENDLY DAIRY

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

with cream.

 

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.

“Organizations including the FAO
of the United Nations agree that
the camel is a key resource for
future food security in arid zones.
Camel numbers are increasing in
other countries in response to climate change and increasing
economic viability.”

•  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”.