Heather Mills is coming out publically in support of PETA’s campaign to get Ben & Jerry’s to start using human breast milk to make their ice cream. PETA took up the cause after a restaurant owner in Switzerland announced his intention to start purchasing breast milk from local nursing mothers and supplement 75% of his cow’s milk usage with it.
The 40-year-old former model is backing a campaign by PETA to make dessert company Ben and Jerry’s replace cows’ milk with the controversial substitute to lessen the suffering of animals on factory farms and improve people’s health.
Tracy Reiman, PETA executive vice president, explained: “…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.
“So Ben and Jerry’s could do consumers and cows a big favour by making the switch to breast milk.”
[From Female First]
Mills has said before that we should start drinking rat’s, cat’s and dog’s milk, so which is it, Heather? In fairness, the quote was made to make the point that cattle are a large contributor of the “threats to the planet”, but the thing neither PETA nor Mills has been able to figure out is that extreme comments prompt little more than extreme criticism.
Like everything extreme PETA does, I know they don’t realistically expect the popular ice cream brand to make the change. There are some people who don’t have a problem seeing breast milk as a reasonable human consumption, but there are alot more people who are just flat out grossed out by the prospect. I don’t know why Ben & Jerry’s was singled out by PETA, or even ice cream, for that matter. How about cheese, or yoghurt, or butter? And does Blue Bunny get a pass? They have really good Huckleberry ice cream.
Heather Mills is shown out in NY on 8/22/08. Credit: Bauergriffinonline.com