Where does the goats milk come from? Do they get hurt?

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My favorite breakfast — blueberries, goat’s milk yoghurt, and Kashi GOLEAN Crunch all stirred together.

Question by Bubbly: Where does the goats milk come from? Do they get hurt?
I just finished watching earthlings and they show cows milk but not goats milk? I don’t really eat meat or drink dairy but i use to have goats milk but there is no youtube video to explain this for me. But i don’t go by vegan or vegetarian because i get fresh eggs and fish from my dad and step mum but yes back to my question. Does anyone know how the goats are treated? And again not vegetarian or vegan just want to know thank you :)
But on earthlings they say they take the baby away from the mum and steal their milk and they say milking cows only live for 4 years because they over milk them, i am so confused!

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5 Responses to Where does the goats milk come from? Do they get hurt?

  1. They are milked in pretty much the same way that cows are. Goats have udders like cows do. And they don’t get hurt. In fact they hurt more if they don’t get milked because of the build up of milk.

    flyingtiggeruk
    February 11, 2014 at 4:02 am
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  2. Goat milk comes from goat udders. How they are treated depends on the company that is milking them. At Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana the cows are milked in a milking parlor and handled humanely. Don’t believe all you see on the internet’.

    Tigger
    February 11, 2014 at 4:29 am
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  3. The other person is right, goats, sheep, yaks, water buffalo’s, reindeer and other mammals are milked for food and dairy reasons, all have 2 udder/teets, I have had cheese and other foods made from them all even camel milk, most have a build up, dairy cows are breed to give more milk, others can be milked daily or weekly depending on the cycle of the year. I was a chef and worked around the world, this is how I was able to experience this.

    The Unknown Chef
    February 11, 2014 at 5:12 am
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  4. Most are well treated and are in small flocks and don’tyieldd a great amount of commercial milk and is offered on a niche market.
    Some with large herds aremechanisedd for the milking
    Dune

    Dune
    February 11, 2014 at 5:14 am
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  5. The goats have udders like cows but 2 teats. they get milked.

    J
    February 11, 2014 at 6:06 am
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