From Fox Kansas City:
|PETA Pushes for Human Breast Milk in Ice Cream|
|Last Edited: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008, 7:22 AM CDT|
|Created: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008, 7:10 AM CDT|
Given the choice, would you prefer cow's milk or breast milk?
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has written a letter to the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, urging them to replace the cow's milk in the products with human breast milk.
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. PETA points out to Ben and Jerry's that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.
"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," said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben and Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
In response, Ben and Jerry's spokesperson had this to say:
"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."
Of course, that inevitably leads to Borat and Bob Barr:
From Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network:
X-rated Ice Cream names besides Tooter Hooter Fruiter and Tit Roof Sundae are left to the comments section...