Avatar image for _the_scientist
#1 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#2 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

"Burlington, Vt. - This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of ice cream icon Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow's milk in their products with human breast milk. 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. PETA points out to Cohen and Greenfield that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.


"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."


For more information, please visit PETA's Web site Blog.PETA.org or click here.


PETA's letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield follows.

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.


Sincerely,


Tracy Reiman
Executive Vice President"

Avatar image for danhimself
#3 Posted by danhimself (21434 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds disgusting

Avatar image for king_saturn
#4 Posted by King Saturn (220887 posts) - - Show Bio
Not Cool
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#5 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio
is still laughing
Avatar image for psysis
#6 Posted by Psysis (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

thats not right

Avatar image for _the_scientist
#7 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder what the quality is like... num num num

Avatar image for thedrifter
#8 Posted by TheDrifter (24811 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO

Avatar image for pixelized
#9 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

heard about this forever ago..sounds delish

Avatar image for chickenman
#10 Posted by Chickenman (256 posts) - - Show Bio
Mmmmm.....tastes just like Mom used to make...
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#11 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds like that tomato sauce thing you once said.....

Avatar image for pixelized
#12 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

tomato sauce?

hmmm,

with the added lady ingredient? 
Avatar image for vance_astro
#13 Posted by vance_astro (89999 posts) - - Show Bio

I threw up.....

Moderator
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#14 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

YES xD

Avatar image for pixelized
#15 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

It's supposed to make him love you long time

Avatar image for _the_scientist
#16 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

yea well tell the others, i bet they'll like the idea too much xD

Avatar image for dementia5
#17 Posted by Dementia5 (634 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it.

Avatar image for pixelized
#18 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

No thank you...i can't give away a sure fire love potion

Avatar image for _the_scientist
#19 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio
Dementia5 said:
"Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it."
pixelized said:
"No thank you...i can't give away a sure fire love potion"
say it, i bet she wont want to eat the ice cream if that "ingredient" would be in it
Avatar image for dementia5
#20 Posted by Dementia5 (634 posts) - - Show Bio
The Scientist said:
"Dementia5 said:
"Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it."
pixelized said:
"No thank you...i can't give away a sure fire love potion"
say it, i bet she wont want to eat the ice cream if that "ingredient" would be in it"

I missed that whole convo. To what "ingredient" are you referring? (The mind wanders.)
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#21 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"they say if a woman adds a bit of her menstrual juice to a plate of spaghetti, the man who consumes it will love her forever."
Avatar image for pixelized
#22 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio
Dementia5 said:
"Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it."
LOL
Dementia5 said:
" The Scientist said:
"Dementia5 said:
"Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it."
pixelized said:
"No thank you...i can't give away a sure fire love potion"
say it, i bet she wont want to eat the ice cream if that "ingredient" would be in it"

I missed that whole convo. To what "ingredient" are you referring? (The mind wanders.)"
Down in New Orleans, it's commonly believed that if a woman inserts a bit of Aunt Flo into her Potential Husband's Spaghetti, they'll be forever in Love
Avatar image for thedrifter
#23 Posted by TheDrifter (24811 posts) - - Show Bio
The Scientist said:
"pixelized said:
"they say if a woman adds a bit of her menstrual juice to a plate of spaghetti, the man who consumes it will love her forever."
"
o_0
Avatar image for pixelized
#24 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio
 The Scientist said:
"pixelized said:
"they say if a woman adds a bit of her menstrual juice to a plate of spaghetti, the man who consumes it will love her forever."
"
how did you find that...that was ages ago [=
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#25 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

lmao well, i are everywheres

Avatar image for pixelized
#26 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

i see

Avatar image for dementia5
#27 Posted by Dementia5 (634 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:

Dementia5 said:
" The Scientist said:
"Dementia5 said:
"Ben and Jerry's could substitute pigeon cr@p and I'd still probably eat it."
pixelized said:
"No thank you...i can't give away a sure fire love potion"
say it, i bet she wont want to eat the ice cream if that "ingredient" would be in it"

I missed that whole convo. To what "ingredient" are you referring? (The mind wanders.)"
Down in New Orleans, it's commonly believed that if a woman inserts a bit of Aunt Flo into her Potential Husband's Spaghetti, they'll be forever in Love
"

xP

There goes last Tuesday's lunch.

What would they even call that flavor? Menstrudel? Crampberry?

Oh GOD, I have to stop...
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#28 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

seriously, do that, I'm like few seconds to vomiting xD

Avatar image for chickenman
#29 Posted by Chickenman (256 posts) - - Show Bio
Mmmmm.....tastes just like Mom used to make...
Avatar image for dementia5
#30 Posted by Dementia5 (634 posts) - - Show Bio
Chickenman said:
"Mmmmm.....tastes just like Mom used to make..."

Oh GAAAWWWWDDDDD. Shut yer beak!   xP
Avatar image for _the_scientist
#31 Posted by The Scientist (614 posts) - - Show Bio

oolololol