Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Anyone wanna sign up?
I guess People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals could have been more convincing with the letter the group sent to Ben and Jerry's. PETA recently asked that the company move from producing its ice cream with cow's milk to making it with human breast milk, instead. I've already started hearing jokes about how that production line would function.
Here's an excerpt from PETA's letter to the company:
"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 ... The breast is best! Won't you give cows and their babies a break and our health a boost by switching from cow's milk to breast milk in Ben and Jerry's ice cream? Thank you for your consideration."
The whole letter can be found here.
The response from Ben and Jerry's:
"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."
Plus, they'd have to change the company name to Ben and Jerry's Moms' Ice Cream. Personally, I just don't think Cherry Garcia would be the same. Babies would love it, though.