PETA urges Ben & Jerry's to use breastmilk

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Last week, Roger wrote about a Swiss restaurant that plans to use human breastmilk in 75% of it's recipes in place of cow's milk. PETA, for one, thinks the idea is a great one. They recently wrote a letter to ice cream experts Ben & Jerry's, urging them to use breast milk in their ice cream instead of cows milk.

"The breast is best! Won't you give cows and their babies a break and our health a boost by switching to cow's milk in Ben & Jerry's ice cream?" the letter read. Someone needs to tell PETA that people don't eat Ben & Jerry's for the health benefits.

Ben & Jerry's, ever the diplomats, responded kindly: "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."

Look, I care about cows. I really do. I want them to be treated in an ethical and humane manner, and I'm willing to pay a little extra for products that promise that. And really, we're not big milk drinkers in our family, anyway. But when I buy a pint of "Everything But The..." to enjoy while watching Grey's Anatomy, I don't want that "everything" to include another women's breast milk. But like Ben & Jerry's, I applaued PETA for making people take notice.

What do you think?

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