This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of ice cream icon Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow's milk in their products with human 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 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves. PETA points out to Cohen and Greenfield that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.
Truth be told, I'm a little upset because it practically mirrors a scifi story I submitted.
The letter conjures images of a factory of women being milked. You know, tubes and suctions, Matrix-style. Then the tubes run out to this big vat of cream. Ewww.
That, and a particularly creepy episode of CSI. Double ewww.
Now I'm just grossed out. Maybe that's what the PETA folks were thinking.