renet is murder. Don't support it.
Posted by adbuster at 11/18/2007
Renet is originaly derived from the lining of calve's stomachs. Yes that means its an indgredient of all cheeses. the way it is done now is chemically grown except in parmeosan and some of the others. Recotta is an alternative for one of them but i can't remember which one.
lactating cows die after 4 years producing milk that's one fifth of thier formally expected life span. Try vegan cheese or the raw foods alternatives on this web site.
Renet is murder don't support it.
Tatiana at 11/18/2007 13:56:47
If you're not sure, you can always ask your manufacturer. Just because it says "rennet" doesn't specify animal or plant origin.
JohnnySensible at 11/18/2007 20:22:59
You will be happier & healthier if you forget about all varieties of cruel "cows blood cheese".
This is HappyCow.net - cheese manufacturing makes cows unhappy / dead.
Forget "goats blood cheese" also!
Tatiana at 11/26/2007 16:19:24
Rafael at 11/27/2007 03:34:53
Now I will "shout" a little -
STOP PROMOTING COW CRUELTY ON HAPPYCOW.NET
Tatiana at 11/27/2007 11:45:19
Tatiana at 11/27/2007 11:59:05
JohnnySensible at 11/28/2007 00:41:24
"The name, HappyCow, came to me while thinking about all the farmed cows I had seen off the side of a Northern California freeway during my college years. It was obvious to me that the cows were living in terrible conditions, kept as commodities to be slaughtered and sold for food. I thought to myself that if human beings did not eat cows, that kind of situation wouldn't exit for the cows and they would be happy living out their lives wildly and naturally (or, perhaps, most of them wouldn't have been bred to exist in the first place)."
Guys my "take" on HappyCow is that it is a site which really helps people to find cruelty-free food as they travel - the "so-called" vegetarian & veg-friendly businesses are listed on HappyCow as you have a good chance of finding some cruelty-free dishes in those places.
That is why I support & contribute to HappyCow.
If I wanted advice on where to buy fine cheeses / dairy there are superbly constructed "gourmet" food sites in abundance.
I love HappyCow because the focus is not on "gourmet" - the focus is "kindness to animals".
Cheese could come with a printed "Warning" - like cigarettes.
"By consuming this cheese you are blocking your "tubes" / severely damaging your health. By consuming this cheese you are directly responsible for the murder / torture of many cows".
To me lacto & ovo diets are no different from meat diets, if the milk & eggs which are consumed come from intensive farming / the torture & murder of animals.
Trader Joe's dairy cheese's are made from the milk of tortured female animals which will be slaughtered when they have reached only 20% to 30% of their normal lifespan. The related unwanted male animals will be slaughtered much more quickly.
Do animals not have rights?
Does anyone have the "right" to torture & murder cows / chickens / other animals?
Is my thinking wrong?
My experience is that only very inflexible, selfish & "blocked" people can continue to consume dairy & eggs if they are really aware of the horrendous suffering of the animals whose "products" they are consuming.
Yes they are the "majority". I really like & appreciate fact that HappyCow does not target the "majority". I have never had any ambition to be a part of the "majority".
Yes - certainly help "people" to understand exactly what they are buying / consuming - I am 100% in agreement with you on that point Tatiana.
Dairy cheese / animal milks / eggs are usually products of intense animal cruelty! Only a very few sanctuaries / religious organizations have farms where animals are allowed to live for the whole of their natural lifespan.
Tatiana at 11/28/2007 01:22:24
Thank you for taking the info I providing and painting the full picture. I only hope that more people can come to realize what they are eating and make changes in their own lives.
and to Rafael - COW CRUELTY SUX!! :P
Stig at 11/29/2007 02:34:02
JohnnySensible at 11/30/2007 07:19:48
Tatiana at 11/30/2007 12:06:25
AlmostVeggie at 12/13/2007 15:17:47
Tatiana at 12/13/2007 16:47:15
AlmostVeggie at 12/13/2007 20:29:26
Hazel-rah at 12/28/2007 02:24:08
Yeah, so there! I like happy cows!
Just_Joan at 03/07/2008 09:34:29
I quit eating meat about a month ago (surprisingly easily) & have just this morning (while looking online for viable fast-food options) been introduced to the term "renet".
Your post was the first thing I found on google & your link was very helpful.
Dairy products are, & will continue to be a part of my diet, (it's a good thing I'm I grownup & get to do whatever I want to, regardless of what the other kids say) & I am interested to know more-
My personal preference is for the animals I have a hand in murdering to be slowly milked to death, rather than outright slaughtered, much as we have been in my two mother household, over 6 children & the past 11 years (funny that being milked for so long doesn't seem to have aged us or adversely affected our health, probably because we have supplemented & replenished our own depleted calcium with lots of dairy products)-
Are the calves killed to harvest the renet? Or is it cultured from some historical slaughter?
Does the information in your link apply only to "Trader Joe's" cheese? or most cheeses in general?
Oh, & as far as those "few sanctuaries & religious organizations" that allow dairy animals to live out their natural life-spans-
I think this must be a very urban view-point, here in rural Kentucky it's difficult to throw a vegan soy-burger without it bouncing off of a roaming chicken which exists solely to provide eggs for the family who maintains it-
just a few chickens can supply eggs for you, your family, & most of your friends while you scratch your head & wonder what to do with the rest of them. It's true that the historically rooted farm-culture here is not very conducive or receptive to the consideration of animal rights, but most of the people here are economically depressed, & aren't about to trade a life-time supply of eggs for one night's chicken dinner.
Tatiana at 03/07/2008 11:59:14
Just remember, though, as much of this thread has pointed out, just because it was made with vegetable or microbial rennet doesn't mean it is cruelty free.
Interesting thought about urban vs rural viewpoints. I think people forget that there are still some people in this country who do raise their own animals for eggs/dairy, and even some meat. Now what people think about that is up to them but I think it's good to let people know about things that they might not be familiar with.