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PETA IS AT IT AGAIN!!

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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.

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 to17 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.

Sincerely,

Tracy Reiman

Executive Vice President

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This is one of those things so off the wall you wonder if it's true. But coming from them I believe it. Aren't there some legitimant cases of animal abuse they can focus on?

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Biblically speaking PETA has no foundation for the exercises in media propaganda that they take part in. The good Lord put the beasts of the earth and the fowl in the air for man to preside over. I wonder how they would look at it from that prospective. I also like people eating tasty animals as a monniker. You can get onto a whole rant about medical breakthroughs from the use of animals and animal byproducts but it falls on deaf ears. I wonder what the native American folks that used the animals for many varied applications would feel about this. At any rate, from my perspective, they are linked to violent and illeagal acts against taxpaying citizens and the businesses that they run. The humanization of wildlife through various movies and such, depicting hunters as rednecks slobs and wanton detractors from the wild continues to be perpetuated. We as sportsmen and women can help to dispell that by being good stewards, following game and fish laws and reporting violators. Use your power to vote and stand up for the sports we all hold dear and love. I love Ben and Jerry's and hope they don't bow to the pressure. They were green before it was in vogue.

Tunrevir~

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I LMAO when I was told about this story - couldn't read the article in the paper - and can't even read the copy in the original post!

Headline grabbers....Thats the best they can do. Make outrageous cases just to get press.

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This is one of those things so off the wall you wonder if it's true. But coming from them I believe it. Aren't there some legitimant cases of animal abuse they can focus on?

Yeah, it's true, it's an AP article and you can find it on their web site.

One question for them, where are they suppose to get millions of gallons of breast milk for this new ice cream?

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Hard to believe!!! Hard to imagine that would practical, how many women would be willing to do that?

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