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Done reading that???
Can you believe they want Ben&Jerry, one of the best ice creams made in the world!, to use breast milk instead of cow's milk???????????????????????????????
They claim that it is "mean" to take away milk from baby cow's and so they should use breast milk!
So what I have to say to that (as a student nurse and future RN): what about the babies that actually NEED the breast milk???????? Breast milk is the very best for babies to be able to build up their defenses in their early baby life! It's just crazy! Crazy crazy crazy!
I am all for no animal cruelty and not wearing fur but come on PETA!!!!!!! You guys went WAAAAAAAAAY too far on this one!
And PETA wants them to name it "Breast is best".... !!!!!! What!?!?!?!
Seriously, this is the most stupid idea I have heard all year. haha
This is the actual letter:
September 23, 2008
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, CofoundersBen & 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 ReimanExecutive Vice President
Wow. I read it and thought "Ok it is cruel what they do to the animals... but it's like you said: you are taking precious milk from babies who need it! Why don't you think about the HUMAN babies that need their mother's milk???"
Well word of mouth says that B&J said thanks, but no thanks to PETA's idea... THANK GOD!!!!!!
Darn Switzerland for starting this restaurant menu!