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    all i can say is wow.........

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Tracy Reiman

    Executive Vice President

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    What?! It will lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies at the cost of increasing the suffering of lactating women everywhere.

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    What?! It will lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies at the cost of increasing the suffering of lactating women everywhere.
    But it will be to OUR benefit. You know, lactating women are, well, larger and all...

    Plus nursing women loose significant callories through their breast milk, and so would be thinner over the rest of their bodies....

    I think that's a overall body shift I could live with.....

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    Schloaty, even if you are "joking" that is very disrespectful to women and in my opinion is a very rude joke....a women goes through a lot and makes many sacrifices to herself to bring a child into this world....buts thats just my opinion so I guess go ahead and get your chuckles....and yes, I do realize it is supposed to be a joke, I just didnt find it funny, actually it flat out ticked me off to see something as great as nursing turned into another way to make the world a little more vain (didnt think that was possible).

    PETA is a huge lie of america, but then again what isnt .....its very clear that PETA puts animals rights above human rights.....its also very clear with a little research that PETA does more harm to animals than they do good (I mean after all, they kill a large majority of the adoptable animals in their care, they admitted that on the stand under oath).

    As far as using human milk for us to eat....thats absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!! I guarantee they would lose a lot of ice cream sells, lol!
    As a mother who nursed for a little less than a year I must say that whoever suggested this must have never had to pump their milk cause let me tell you, it is pure torture!

    Another perfect example of how PETA puts animals above humans....but then again why shouldnt they, the world views humans as "just another animal only a little smarter" I think for the most part we are dumber, I mean after all, the sheople of today follow the ones with the dollar signs hanging in front of them, they follow them right into whatever trap and poison they are led to.....

    Mothers milk is best for a baby and that is where it should stop I think.

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    That's messed up.

    Ew.

    I don't want to drink random women's breast milk.

    That'd be really awkward to know that the girl I'm sitting next to at lunch is a nursing mother and I'm drinking her breast milk.

    Ew.

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    OH! I wondered why that poll was on the CNN front page.

    Needless to say I voted in the affirmative.

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    Can't you get a disease from that? Why do we even drink milk anyways? Only baby animals drink milk.
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