Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This or That?



PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk
POSTED: 1:48 pm EDT September 23, 2008
UPDATED: 11:51 pm EDT September 23, 2008

WATERBURY, Vt. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a PETA spokeswoman.
"PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves," the statement says.
PETA officials say a move to human breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health.
"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
"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," said a spokesperson for Ben and Jerry's.

For the complete letter from PETA see http://www.wptz.com/news/17539127/detail.html
Honest! I am not making this up! Viva leche!


Anonymous said...


Nice couple tidbits this week. I enjoyed both the PETA thing and the Debt Crisis article - certainly noteworthy. Keep up the good work and come visit me at teh Solar Power 2008 conference.


Travis Vaughan said...

I completely agree with PETA on this one. By using human breast milk, an excellent carrier of the HIV virus in positive females as well as any other human bacteria and viruses, we could effectively reduce the human population through the consumption of Ben and Jerry's, thus, leaving more land and less people to hurt the animals.... it just makes sense.