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PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk

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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:43 AM

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.

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Good old PETA!

I don't know about some of you, but I'd rather not have breast milk ice cream.

Any takers?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:01 PM
It is kind of weird how we see drinking human milk as odd, but we have no problem drinking cow juice. That being said, I'm still sticking with cows.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:04 PM
I really liked this statement

"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."

And pesticides are good for us, no?
Water has been linked to Drowning,Burns,erosion of property,degrading of metal and hypothermia.
So whats next, they substitute water in foods with DDT?

[edit on 24-9-2008 by Snift]

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by Snift

You're almost there. They put fluoride in the water and don't do a thing when other pharmaceuticals are found in the water. They spray pesticides on EVERYTHING to keep the bad ole bugs away. They irradiate spinach and other greens to keep us healthy. Soon we'll even be able to eat genetically modified animal that grows faster so it's better for us! Soon our food will have zero nutritional impact for us.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:30 PM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

PETA is notorious for their shocking marketing campaigns and PR stunts. This group's collective actions are the epitomy of attention whoring. It comes from the simple mindset that all publicity is good publicity.

I for one, am not a Go-Vegan PETA supporter. It's just not my shtick, and I enjoy a savory bit of meat in my diet.

As for the breast-milk ice cream, well good luck finding enough lactating vegan mothers willing to forgo nuturing and suckling their young to provide frozen novelty enthusiasts with a creamy alternative.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:34 PM
When I read the title I could have sworn you meant humane milk and expected an article on PETAs long standing gripes with the dairy industry...

...I have never been happier to be wrong in my assumption.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:35 PM

Originally posted by maria_stardust
As for the breast-milk ice cream, well good luck finding enough lactating vegan mothers willing to forgo nuturing and suckling their young to provide frozen novelty enthusiasts with a creamy alternative.

Ewww, I just had a horrible thought. They try, and fail, to find enough lactating women. Then they try for human milk alternatives. We could end up eating "formula ice cream"

(Yes, I know It's completely out of line and beyond anything Ben and Jerry's would do, but STILL!)

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:39 PM
reply to post by CeltAngel

I am not sure why, but your post got me thinking.

PETA is very, very pro-vegan, and as I understand it vegans do not eat things which come from animals (not just meat, but stuff like honey and milk as well).

So...isn't using human breast milk for large scale consumption simply using a product from an animal?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:39 PM
PETA is like the drunk Aunt that tries to get on your friends at your birthday party.

PETA is like the hologram theorists. Thinking they're doing good, but are so naive and downright stupid that it just makes "truthers" look like complete whinos.

PETA does some good, some bad. But don't think for a minute that PETA represents any sort of moral majority when it comes to Vegan/Vegetarianism.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by nyk537

Oh make me vomit!
And the problem is they probably believe it!
PETA! The idiots.

Just when I thought they couldn't do anything more moronic than banning horse killing in the States, and now this.


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posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:42 PM
I'm guessing they won't go for it. For starters, good luck finding a bunch of women willing to sit around with breast pumps running to produce enough milk to manufacture the amount of ice cream they make. I do recall my wife complaining about the pumping process when she was filling bottles for our kids.

second, and this is probably just as important, who the hell will buy Nipple Ripple?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 12:46 PM
I don't drink milk human or otherwise but I wonder why we as humans see drinking human breastmilk as disgusting but yet when our babies do it we see it as wholesome?

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 01:00 PM
reply to post by spines

I've thought of much the same thing. I had the opportunity to spend some time with one of the founding members of PETA and I asked her this very question. Quite frankly, I was disappointed with her answer. She gave me some bs (in my opinion) about how humans are a higher species, we're sentient, so it doesn't count...blah blah blah. She didn't like the comparisons I drew to other animal babies drinking their mother's milk either.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by Fathom

Or for that matter, why do humans think it is natural to drink something made from the cow equivalent of breast milk? I will confess to the occasional bowl of cereal (with milk), but I really believe in the species specificity of milk.

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 01:11 PM
It's just the way we've been raised I suppose.

A lot of what we eat is derived from animals, so it just seems natural.

On the other hand, some of us were breast fed, but not all. I suppose something like this might work as an option, but not a standard.

I won't be eating any of it in any case.

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 04:54 PM
I have ...

... no use for PETA whatsoever ... just a bunch of Hollywood and Fashionista wannabees that can't get the attention they think they deserve in real life. Here are some PETA TRUTHS for you to consider.

Pour your pig blood on me and watch the red stuff pour from yourself PETA.

[edit on 25-9-2008 by 2stepsfromtop]

[edit on 25-9-2008 by 2stepsfromtop]

posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 12:53 AM
I just heard about this when I caught it on the tail-end of the Laura Ingram show.. This is the funniest thing I've heard in a while.. Made my day!! Just thinking about it is so beyond weird its gotta make you laugh.


[edit on 1-10-2008 by BlasteR]

posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 12:54 AM
I don't care to eat breast milk ice cream, but I'll certainly volunteer to help with the milking!

posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 01:00 AM

Originally posted by Crakeur
who the hell will buy Nipple Ripple?


I can just picture a bunch of contracted, lactating women sitting in formation for their daily milking... Something is seriously wrong with these people. As if somehow milking lactating women for dairy products would somehow free us from disease and contamination anyway. What if they're drinking city water laced with fluoride and other contaminants? They would probably lie about their health anyway just to get the chance to make fat money for their mama milk. Cows don't lie.. And cow milk is excellent...


posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 01:07 AM
What happens when the cow stops producing milk ?
Big B.B.Q !!!

Sorry son. From now on we gonna have to eat without mum.

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