So I have been a vegan for about a month. I cannot believe I've only recently realized the error of my previous ways, but I'm having a great time and I love the opportunity to talk about it with people who are curious about my new lifestyle. Anyway, I work at a restaurant and I was telling our bartender about how cows need to be pregnant to give milk, blah blah....and THEN, my boss proceeds to tell me that at home, she has a cow that gives milk frequently, in fact NEEDS to be milked to be healthy, but has never been pregnant. She told me that there are many breeds of cows, like Jersey cows, that are bred to give milk without calving, and that this is how we get milk from cows. I was DUMBFOUNDED. I was caught so off guard and was also not about to argue with my boss about something that she was obviously very sure of. I know this is not true. Can anyone help me out here? I just can't wrap my head around this!!!