Monday, September 29, 2008

PETA would like to gross out Ice Cream Lovers

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.


Tracy Reiman

Some Ideas for Ice Cream Names:

Gov. Sarah Praline
Caramel Electra
Mocha Winfrey
Cherry Stuart Masterson
Jennifer Love Nougat
Cocoa Chanel
Elizabeth Barrett Brownie
Lemony Dickinson
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Molasses
Fudge Nipple


Jennifer Davis said...

I read this a few days ago and could not believe it. Have they never heard of Soy or Rice Milk?

Having Breast-fed 2 kids, you already feel like a milking machine. I would never want to eat something with some mysterious woman's fluids (who knows what she could have done/put into her body) Yucky...

Allanna said...

You know that Peta is just doing it to make some waves.

My personal favorite of the possible ice cream names is still "Mocha Winfrey."

... I wonder if it'd be creamier or not? :P

And if they did go that way, it'd be hella expensive.

Besides, if we didn't milk those poor hormone-injected cows, they'd be in pain ALL DAY. I remember hwo it feels to be engorged. Wouldn't wish that on anyone.
... Well, maybe Hitler or Stalin. Maybe.