LINCOLN — In several newspapers across the nation, dairy farmers have been pouring out milk in response to the effects of COVID-19. In my opinion, if we truly want to help our local dairy farmers, we need to help them transition from dairy and into a sustainable farming practice with perhaps the assistance from “transfarmation.”

All dairy farms are exploiting the female reproductive system of a sentient being. Dairy cows are not milk machines. They are mammals. Most dairy farms impregnate the cows by means of “artificial insemination” or forceful insemination.

What would it be called if someone forcefully inseminated you?

The calf is born. If it is female, she is separated from her mother and is raised to also be exploited. I believe that a male calf is usually killed within the first 24 to 48 hours of its life by means of blunt force to the head or sold for veal.

A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in February 2020 study said by drinking up to one cup of dairy milk per day, the associated (cancer) risk increased by 50 percent, and those drinking two or three cups per day, the risk increased by 70-80 percent.

Humans are the only species that regularly drink milk from another species. Up to 68% of the human population is lactose intolerant. This lactose intolerance is especially high for people with Asian, African and Indigenous/Native descent. This is unjust for minorities in our school systems, which forces dairy milk.

ROBERT RIECK JR.

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NORFOLK — This is a thank you letter to the employees and a customer at Dollar Tree. I tripped and fell and they immediately came to my aid and helped me up. My heartfelt thanks to these people. Good to know there are still people who care. God bless each and every one of you.

STUART — “A good man out of the good treasurer of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil.” — Luke 6:45.

LINCOLN — In several newspapers across the nation, dairy farmers have been pouring out milk in response to the effects of COVID-19. In my opinion, if we truly want to help our local dairy farmers, we need to help them transition from dairy and into a sustainable farming practice with perhaps…

NORFOLK — Once we identify our enemy Satan, we must understand his personality and purpose. Satan’s nature is manifested by arrogance, pride and rebellion against God (Isaiah 14: 12-14). Though fallen, he remains a powerful creature on this earth and in the realm of heavenlies.

STANTON — My wife and I were in Seattle in 2014 on vacation with another couple. Seattle is a beautiful city but we experienced a large number of homeless people as we walked from the hotel to downtown on Puget Sound each day.

NORFOLK — I cannot believe the pandering that our illustrious mayors, governors, etc. are doing to these Antifa (a terrorist group) and Black Lives Matter, both of which are contributing to a chaos. Parallel with Isis, they all like to burn churches, tear down statues and general destruction.

NORFOLK — In response to the letter to the editor from Mr. George Dudley on June 6, I want to share that I sincerely appreciate Mr. Dudley’s recognition of my service to The Meadows for the past 31 years. I also want to thank Mr. Dudley and all the owners who gave me the opportunity to have …