Well, revoltion is often our brain subconsciously protecting us. Perhaps it percieves some threat from drinking breast milk. I certainly don't have a definite answer, I just know my bounds.
Rattler goat milk "can" taste like cows but if it is not fresh,the goats are not the right breed or what they are fed can make it taste goaty.
I've had milk that is really goaty(really don't care) and 95% cow-like.
part of the problem why i dont like goats milk is that i do not buy local milk(dont think there is much produced) i have drank local goats milk and not cared for it however when you take in consideration every pasture around here is full of sagebrush and wild onions among other things.....well that prolly influences the flavor in a big way.....my mom grew up on milk a couple of the cows on the farm produced and she hates milk and doesnt drink it.....even the stuff shipped in....
When someone hands you a glass and says it is milk the expectation, based on your experience in life, is that it is going to taste like the stuff that you have been drinking all your life and comes from plastic jugs or cardboard cartons. If it tastes different then there is a perception that something is "wrong" with the milk.
There is also the highly Western view point that milk = cows. You are correct that if there was milk from 5 different animals people would not be able to tell which animal each came from but they would be able to taste the difference between them. If you told them the different milks came from goat, cow, sheep camel, buffalo then odds are they would not be perturbed much cause all of those seem line "normal" enough sources for milk. If you were instead to tell them that the milks came from cat, dog, rat, rabbit and guinea pig you would likely get to watch an 'Exorcism' moment. Not because the milk necessarily tasted bad but because it came from such wholly unexpected sources.
A great way to think of this is the Chevy Case movie 'Funny Farm' when he breaks the record for the lamb fritters.
In this you are absolutely correct. And if human breast milk were used for ice cream by the time it hit the shelf you would not know the difference because of all the additional chemicals, preservatives and artificial colours and flavors that were put in along the way.As far as marketing goes remember most mass market milk is pasteurized so any finished product would likely be different than anything "straight from the tap".
Personally I do not find it "gross" I just find the whole idea ridiculous and it reenforces my belief that PETA are a bunch of idiots.
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Quite simply: Perception.Again, I'd like someone to try to tell me WHY it is gross.
Taste preferance in food is 90% mental (made up the 90% figure, but it is definatley a high percentage) and only barely chemical.
I observe this in my own daughter. At school, with her friends, something is delicious. At home, when we serve it....EEEEWWWWWW. Go figure.
Also, There was a test done (don't have the link) where kids were given two samples of chicken nuggets - one was called McNuggets, and the other were regular. However, both were, in reality, the same nuggets.
However, the vast majority of children said the "McNuggets" tasted far better than the regular nuggets.
It's all mental.
We're all mental.
We find human milk distatefull because we find the IDEA of it gross. Has very little to do with the taste.
This is not to say that there aren't some people who wouldn't find the taste appealing, even blind tasting...but I think the vast majority who call it gross wouldn't if they didn't know what they were drinking.
And As I type this I realize Pyro beat me to it.....
Would help to read the whole thread before replying...but since I typed it all already....
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yeah im pretty sure we covered this......we are a bunch of ppl that feed critters to plants.....i think "mental" barely scratches the surface of the issueWe're all mental.
And I thought P.E.T.A. stood for People Eating Tasty Animals!