Monday, September 29, 2008

Moo vs. Mom?

In case you missed PETA's latest publicity stunt, I just had to share this for a good laugh.

PETA has sent a letter to the makers of Ben & Jerry's ice cream asking them to make their ice cream from human milk instead of cow's milk. Your first reaction has to be "Ewwww!" Even Ben and Jerry, great activists and environmentalists that they are, couldn't swallow this idea.

Part of PETA's argument is that milking cows is cruel. Is milking women any better?

PETA can't even claim this as an original idea. Apparently some Swiss chef, who must be suffering from altitude sickness or other brain-harming illness, recently announced that he will be serving soups and sauces made from 75 per cent breast milk in his Swiss restaurant. That should cut his profitability fast!

On the other hand, Chef Locher posted ads in local villages appealing for donors, offering about $5.50 per pint (that would be $44 a gallon) for their milk. Hmmm...the triplets do need to go to college...

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

Wow. That's a whole new level of weird.

Laurie said...

Christy,
I had not checked the blog all weekend. I was expecting to read about the arrival of the babies. But, I am glad to know that you still have your sense of humor even at this point.

Laurie

Donya Lester said...

Hmmm. . . sounds like we've got boys perking in there. And that would fit with the extended gestation, too. Since they've all stayed the same size, I'm officially revising my prediction -- 3 boys! Jeff will have his own foursome. And you will have endless mayhem of the most wonderful kind!

Donya Lester said...

Meant to post the previous comment on the entry about PUPPS. But I'm sure you figured that out, because what possible connection could there be between breast milk ice cream and carrying male babies???? :-)

Emily & Ed said...

I'm glad to see you posted today. Gives me hope that you may make it to Friday :o) Gotta love the milk debate. I find it fascinating that most people agree that breast milk is best for mothers to feed their babies, but once babies are weaned, a "yuck" factor occurs in our minds. BTW - I admit that I have a "yuck" factor mentality...and I did breast feed my daughter and am told I was breast fed. LOL

Emily

Christy said...

I'm a HUGE advocate of breastfeeding, and nursed Amelia until she was 14 months old. I suppose once milk is pasteurized, the source doesn't really matter. But even still, the idea of eating ice cream made from human milk just doesn't sit right with me -- or most people, I'm guessing.

Amy said...

Oh, he'd have to pay so much more than that. A pint from me would be worth half a million dollars. Good gravy...Ew Ew and Ew.