PETA is urging Ben & Jerry's to make ice cream from human milk instead of cow's milk. Sun Times:
(AP) PETA wrote a letter to company founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield on Tuesday, telling them cow’s milk is hazardous and that milking them is cruel.A Ben & Jerry's spokesman diplomatically declined:
‘‘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,’’ wrote Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of the animal rights advocacy group. She said dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies and obesity.
‘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,’’ spokesman Sean Greenwood said in an e-mail.Touching sentiment. How would consumers respond?
At the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, consumers gave a collective ‘‘Ewww’’ to the idea Thursday.
‘‘It’s kind of creepy,’’ said Jeff Waugh, 42, of Dayton, Ohio.
That may be the understatement of the week. What would you call it? Benita & Jeraldine's Mother's Milk . . . nevermind.