PETA to Ben+Jerry's: Use Human Milk
a href="http://blog.peta.org/archives/2008/09/breast_is_best.php" target="_blank"1http://blog.peta.org/archives/2008/09/breast_is_best.php/a1b,121b,121Storchen, a (very innovative) restaurant in Switzerland, has just announced that they will be unveiling a new menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent human breast milk. Some folks might think that drinking human breast milk is strange ??? but really, what's even stranger is that humans are the only species on the planet that drinks the milk of another species.b,121b,121Storchen's new menu got us thinking ??? which product would be fabulously awesome if it were made with breast milk instead of cow's milk? (Light bulb!) Ben and Jerry's!b,121b,121So we wrote a letter to the good people at Ben and Jerry's, asking them to switch from cow's milk to breast milk. We explained that using cow's milk for their ice cream is a hazard to consumers' health. Even Dr. Spock spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it may play a role in the onset of anemia, allergies, and juvenile diabetes and, in the long term, can set kids up for a lifetime of obesity and heart disease (America's number one cause of death).b,121b,121But it's not all about us humans. Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Because, like all mammals, cows only give milk during or after pregnancy, in order for humans to constantly milk them, they are forcefully impregnated every nine months. Many live in filthy conditions and are forced to give 10 times more milk than they would naturally. It's truly an awful life.b,121b,121So think about it, Ben and Jerry's. We here at PETA would be super-stoked if your ice cream went vegan ??? we'd buy it by the truckload!