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PETA urges Ben & Jerry's to replace thier cow milk-based products with the human variety.

The ever inventive PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has a new request. The group just sent a letter to ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's, urging them to substitute human breast milk for 75% of the cow's milk in their products. The letter says:

"Milk is a hazard to the health of the ice cream company's customers because of the link between the dairy product and maladies -- including juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity and certain types of cancer."

Hmm, when you put it that way, breast is best. Just ask the La Leche League -- oh wait we did ask them. The militant breastfeeding group could not be reached for comment on this story. Perhaps they're already too busy filling orders for Chunky Monkey?

If PETA does get their demands met, might we suggest a name?


Would you still buy Ben and Jerry's if it were made of breast milk? What if it were your own breast milk?

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21 comments so far | Post a comment now
Renee September 24, 2008, 3:39 PM

That ain’t right.

John Doe September 24, 2008, 3:45 PM

PETA is full of fanatics

grickmaaaz September 24, 2008, 3:55 PM

this is completely disgusting…i think i would never eat ice cream again if this happens.

lucy s. September 24, 2008, 3:55 PM

While this all sounds wacky… PETA does have a point.. Cows milk is for baby calves… it makes no sense for us to be drinking milk from another species.. also milk is kinda nasty. its been proven that there is pus in milk.

check it out.

Mr. B September 24, 2008, 4:38 PM

Sure, tell us to use human milk, but how do you suppose we are going to mass produce breast milk? I just do not believe that this is feasible, disgusting or not.

eddie September 24, 2008, 4:47 PM

If it is safe to milk humans then it is safe to milk cows. As such, I’d rather just continue using cows. Proven technique and process.

jay September 24, 2008, 5:00 PM

Where has it been proven? Put the link to a journal article up instead of the website of someone who didn’t get enough Nutty Nipple Blast as a kid. That’s like telling me to go talk to Bill O’Reilly about liberals…

Milk does not contain pus, although it does contain white blood cells, which are, amazingly enough, not pus. Like I said: JOURNAL ARTICLE PLEASE!

Finally, it makes perfect sense for us to drink milk from cows: it’s very nutritious and there is no way that we are going to get women hooked up to those milking machines! ;)

Sharon September 24, 2008, 10:20 PM

I’m not even going to comment on this, but I will say why did you write “ever inventive PETA”, and “militant breastfeeding group” LLL?
Why does it seem, so often, that MomLogic tries to polarize their subjects and instigate problems?

Susan September 25, 2008, 8:11 AM

Human milk would be a fine alternative, but there would be definite supply issues. Also, think of the screening involved. It’s bad enough that cow’s milk may be full of antibiotics, hormone and who knows what else the farmer gives it. Still, it’s pretty unlikely that cow’s milk will transmit HIV, as breast milk can if the mother is infected.

Sanaa88 September 25, 2008, 3:00 PM

For those who said its disgusting just go jump in front of a bus and kill yourself. Breastmilk has been around before formula and any other types of liquids used to aide a baby’s development. If its so disgusting why do doctors urge mothers to breastfeed??? Duh because its healther and its doesnt produce obese children. If Americans would learn how to put down their knifes and forks folks wouldn’t have to come up with ideas like this so Americans won’t be fat!!!!

Amandla September 25, 2008, 8:14 PM

La Leche League a militant breastfeeding group? In what universe?

Anna September 27, 2008, 10:06 PM

I am a veggitarian and i only agree with about 25% of the time. This goes under the catagory of the other 75%

Amandla September 27, 2008, 10:13 PM

For the record, LLLI has been responding to press.,8599,1844721,00.html

Diva November 30, 2008, 9:37 PM

Sanaa88 calm down love, the disgust is at consuming other peep’s milk, not the fact that it’s encouraged that mothers breastfeed.

Breastmilk may be natural and stuff, but the idea is still weird. Maybe because we have a ‘connection’ with other humans but not with cows, so we can distance ourselves from drinking cows milk.

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NursingMom April 22, 2009, 12:22 AM

I agree that PETA can be a little extreme sometimes. Also, there would be a huge supply issue for that much Breastmilk. However, for those of us that do care what goes into our kids bodies, we can just make our own ice cream. :)

Anonymous April 22, 2009, 9:12 AM

Why does PETA care more about animals than people? And Sanaa88, I know puh-lenty of fatty-boombahs who were breastfed. Saying that breastfeeding doesn’t produce obese kids is specious reasoning. And this comes from a breastfeeder.

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