While I no longer live in Baltimore, I still keep tabs on occurrences in the city. I was especially interested to learn that a bill banning sugary drinks from kids’ menus passed recently (“New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus,” July 18). I think cows’ milk should be banned, as well. It's meant to turn a 65-pound calf into a 700-pound cow as quickly as possible. It’s just not meant for humans, who are the only animals who drink the milk of another species and consume it beyond infancy.
Cows are forcibly impregnated and their babies are taken away so that humans can have the milk that was meant for the calves. Male calves are often slaughtered for veal, and females face the same fate as their mothers. It only makes sense for us to opt for healthy and humane drinks like water, 100 percent fruit juice, and dairy-free beverages.
Heather Moore, Sarasota, Fla.