PETA asks Ben and Jerry's to replace cows with women

Posted by Saraline , Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:29 PM

PETA often doesn't treat women's issues very delicately. Apparently we're not as important as animals. There was the ad linking animal abuse to Robert Pickton's victims, and the ad labeling women who don't shave their pubic hair as unattractive, and of course the numerous ads portraying idealistic and unrealistic images of women's bodies. Now they're taking on breastfeeding mothers.

This morning PETA sent a letter to Ben and Jerry's asking them to replace cow's milk with human breast milk. PETA argues that breast milk is better for the health of Ben and Jerry's customers, but they don't take into consideration that mothers may prefer to reserve their milk for their infants.

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.

So a better option would be to forcefully impregnate women every nine months and to force them to produce 10 times more milk than they would naturally? Screw you, PETA.

12 Response to "PETA asks Ben and Jerry's to replace cows with women"

The Suprans Says:

My husband sent me an email about this today. I have to say, I'm not comfortable drinking or eating human breast milk. I'm currently breastfeeding my 3 month old son, and I've never been tempted to taste it.

Anonymous Says:

what? this sounds like a joke! it would be to treat women like domestic animals.

Maria Says:

Not to worry. I'm sure this can be outsourced to India or something. [/snark]

Aurelia Says:

Unfreakin' believeable....I already thought they were loony but this is over the top....

Kristie Says:

When I first started reading your post I wasn't quite sure what stance you were going to take on this subject. PETA is insane! What are they going to do next? Insist that the grocery stores only sell gallons of breast milk? (why are they only singling out Ben and Jerry's by the way?

The Furies Says:

I swear to god PETA is in league with the meat industry. They have to be. I mean, not that lefties and animal rights dudes can't be wretched misogynists, but everything they do hurts actual vegans and vegetarians and gives so much ammo and validation to the meat industry...Hell, just compare what the Humane Society of the US has accomplished compared with what PETA has accomplished. It's like comparing the size and temperature of the sun with Pluto.

It will be interesting to see whether an obvious PETA employee comes to your blog to list all their non-accomplishments (we held a banner somewhere in Canada!) and exaggerations of their "accomplishments," as often happens on blogs that criticize PETA's misogyny. If they do, we must all point and laugh. And then make a donation to HSUS or some other REAL animal rights group.

Anonymous Says:

We're all animals, according to Darwin, remember?

Saraline Says:

That's something that PETA needs to be reminded of.

Dear PETA, women are animals too

consciousness razor Says:

here's my 2 cents...

Misha Says:

Oh PETA... Ben and Jerry's is one of the few mass-market ice creams that still uses real milk products and and not "edible" oils and modified milk ingredients (more info here: As usual, they're shots are off the mark.

toboai Says:

hehe, Is it funnier that peta kills 70% of the animals in its care a year based of forced examination on peta in 2008? While the less funded aspca adopts 20% of the ones not killed to keep them from living in the cruel conditions peta usually lays out for them :). Sorry peta I have canines and sharp molers that do not have a rotational function when i chew. I'm meant to eat meat just as much as vegetables "also considered living beings"

Moriah Says:

This was revealed as a joke. Their point was mother's milk is for her baby--whether they're human or animal.