Show and tell and a dare

This week’s edition of the annoyingly idealistic vegan’s column is going to be a show and tell. Let’s do the “tell” first. There’s an excellent almond milk from Califia Farms ( that’s palatable, low in calories and fat, but high in calcium. But why replace your usual cow milk? This is where the “show” comes in. Watch the entire video at, and then ask yourself how it makes you feel. Keep in mind, the abusive treatment at this farm isn’t unusual and is considered standard practice in the dairy industry. How does it change the way you look at that scoop of ice cream when that farm worker says, “[When] I get going, it’s just like, ‘Oh this feels good.’ I wanna keep fucking hitting ’em”?