I created a short romantic story to represent the mostly negative relationship between humans, dairy cows, and the environment. The research was conducted relating to dairy consumption’s effect on human health, the effect of large dairy corporations on cows’ health and well-being, and the effect of dairy production on the environment. The desired evidence through scientific findings was minimal to nonexistent due to the political nature of the dairy industry. This is represented best in the war setting of the short story as war is highly politicized and rarely unanimously agreed upon as either good or bad. My argument started much stronger than it ended for this reason and helped shape the plot of the story.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2022


Erin K. Eliassen

Mentor Department Affiliation

Applied Human Sciences

Access Options

Open Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Applied Human Sciences