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09-25-2008, 09:12 AM
PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk

POSTED: 2:21 pm EDT September 23, 2008
UPDATED: 10:28 pm EDT September 23, 2008

VERMONT -- 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."

In a statement Ben and Jerry's said, "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."

Read PETA's letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

September 23, 2008

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Cofounders

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.

Dear Mr. Cohen and Mr. Greenfield,

On behalf of PETA and our more than 2 million members and supporters, I'd like to bring your attention to an innovative new idea from Switzerland that would bring a unique twist to Ben and Jerry's.

Storchen restaurant is set to unveil a menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent breast milk procured from human donors who are paid in exchange for their milk. If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers-and cows-would reap the benefits.

Using cow's milk for your ice cream is a hazard to your customer's health. Dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority on child care, spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it may play a role in anemia, allergies, and juvenile diabetes and in the long term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease-America's number one cause of death.

Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Like all mammals, cows only produce milk during and after pregnancy, so to be able to constantly milk them, cows are forcefully impregnated every nine months. After several years of living in filthy conditions and being forced to produce 10 times more milk than they would naturally, their exhausted bodies are turned into hamburgers or ground up for soup.

And of course, the veal industry could not survive without the dairy industry. Because male calves can't produce milk, dairy farmers take them from their mothers immediately after birth and sell them to veal farms, where they endure 14 to 17 weeks of torment chained inside a crate so small that they can't even turn around.

The breast is best! Won't you give cows and their babies a break and our health a boost by switching from cow's milk to breast milk in Ben and Jerry's ice cream? Thank you for your consideration.


Tracy Reiman

Executive Vice President


09-25-2008, 10:10 AM
next thing you know, chicken of the sea will ask women to provide the tuna smell...

09-25-2008, 11:42 AM
are these PETA folks clueless. Let's hook up milking machines to them

09-25-2008, 11:46 AM
I swear some vegans are the most self rightious assholes on the planet. I'm all for not abusing animals but when these PETA zealots start comparing chicken farms to the holocaust that's when they need a serious ****ing beatdown.

09-25-2008, 11:48 AM
Anyone for a repost (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=192439) :D

Granted, it was a slightly different thread title.

Garcia Bronco
09-25-2008, 12:02 PM
I've got nipples Greg, can you milk me?

09-25-2008, 01:21 PM
i tend to agree that cows were ment for cow milk not humans

but I love steak (thats what she said)

09-25-2008, 02:37 PM
dang where the image of the man breast thing in meet the fockers or jim careys alterego Hank breastfeeding when you need them :cuss:

09-25-2008, 02:39 PM
B&J's should make up a special batch and deliver it to the next PETA event.

09-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Chocolate Knockers

09-25-2008, 02:44 PM
Bananas and Bosoms

09-25-2008, 03:01 PM
I urge all members of PETA to go eat a dick.

09-25-2008, 04:19 PM
You know, I don't think they thought this through that well.

09-25-2008, 04:59 PM
I urge all members of PETA to go eat a dick.

I urge them all to go and eat the barrel of a gun.