PETA asks to lessen the suffering of dairy cows

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tracy, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Preface: My son tells me that some company wants people to use breast milk instead of cow's milk to make ice cream, because it's torture to cows. When he didn't laugh with me, but stood fast and said with a straight face, "No, Mom, it's real!" You know I had to look it up... Sure enough, PETA's at it again.

    You have to know this has sparked far too many jokes throughout our school day.

    Here's an article from the Herald Sun
    (another with more detail {including PETA's letter}):
    September 26, 2008 12:01am
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    PEOPLE for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged US ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's Homemade to replace cow's milk in ice cream products with 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 per cent of the cow's milk in the food he serves," the animal rights group said

    PETA officials say a move to breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their calves on factory farms and benefit human health.

    "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," PETA spokeswoman Tracy Reiman said.

    "Everyone knows that the breast is best, so, Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favour by making the switch to breast milk."

    Ben & Jerry's said: "We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child."
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Now that could start a whole new cottage industry. I'll volunteer to get up early to do the milking.[taser1]
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Oh - so its that much less uncomfortable for woman to have her breast tugged and squeezed than it is for a cow. Huh - news to me.

    All PETA members must be men!
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. Wonder what the startup costs for a farm like that would add up to.
  5. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    That brings back memories of the clockwork Orange "Milk Bars"
  6. homeshow

    homeshow Monkey++

  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++



    Got Milk?
  8. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Not quite how I had always pictured "Old Bessie".
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Hmmm..... I get a bad mental picture of thousands of thin anemic PETAcrones sitting shoulder to shoulder in a huge barn, hooked up to the milkers.....

    What kind of production per 'cow' can we expect? Considering what these scrawny vegans tend to look like..... :lol:
  10. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm pretty sure I just threw up in my mouth a little...

    I'm guessing one of the new flavors will be Bahama Mama? ;)

    (I can't take credit for that one....someone on my other board said it.... lol..)

    Along with:

    South Beach Sili-cone?

    Mama's Mammary Vanilla?

    Gazonga Ganache?

    Can Can French Vanilla?

    Naples Nipples?


    Rack-y Road?

    Buttery Nipple Pecan?
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    This thread is curdling fast....... [ROFL]
  12. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Lotta material to work with here.... ;)

    Just the milk of human kindness....wanting to share. [angel]
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    The bait is in the water, and this one I am NOT taking --

    [rofllmao] [gone]
  14. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Working Monkey Founding Member

    Start up costs are irrelevant if there are willing participants [booze]
  15. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Can we not have a single perverted thread without it turning into bad puns?

    Oh well, no use crying over spil....... ;)
  16. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    You know, they say milk builds strong bones........ I can feel mine getting stronger already.
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    So cows do it for you? :lol: [ghrit]
  18. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    lactation sensation!!??
    yabo/mango twist?
    and mystery flavor of the month :
    Sweater bumper stumper!
    mountains of mayhem?
    the "bannana split" is going waaaay too far; though.
    added: "Janet jackson surprise"...

    Does it need to be said its a disgusting suggestion?
  19. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Not if I can help it ;):

    There was a problem at the PETA Ice Cream Shoppe, so a reporter ran inside to be first to get the scoop. It seems a soldier had stuffed himself after consuming two cups of Titillating Toffee, and has been accused of being a desserter. Since there was no more evidence, the soldier assumed the problem had been licked. Unfortunately, the MP's took him away. He has to wait for his day in court to see if he'll get a fair shake.
  20. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [ROFL] :lol:

    That's my girl!
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