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PETA Says Ben & Jerry’s Should Use Human Breast Milk in Its Ice Cream

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Ok, so this is a little out there…but here goes. PETA, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent a letter to the ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, urging the company to use human breast milk in its ice cream.
PETA’s blog says, “We explained that using cow’s milk for their ice cream is a hazard to consumers’ health…But it’s not all about us humans. Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Because, like all mammals, cows only give milk during or after pregnancy, in order for humans to constantly milk them, they are forcefully impregnated every nine months. Many live in filthy conditions and are forced to give 10 times more milk than they would naturally. It’s truly an awful life.”
PETA says Ben & Jerry’s responded, saying “We applaud PETA’s novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother’s milk is best used for her child.”
Here’s the story, covered by a VT television station.
You know what I’d love PETA to do, how about stepping into the election fray. Does PETA have anything to say about Sarah Palin’s hunting habits, her opposition to putting polar bears on the endangered species list, or her support of aerial hunting of wolves?