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Before You Lick That Ice Cream Cone, Read This!

I scream, you scream, wait til you hear what they want in ice cream. No, this isn't a blog about Chinese milk powder.

PETA is asking Ben and Jerry's to replace the cow's milk in ice cream with...BREAST MILK. The animal rights group sent a letter to founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield after learning the Storchen restaurant in Switzerland plans to buy breast milk from nursing mothers to replace 75 percent of the cow's milk used in food. PETA says this will "lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms," and that "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best.'"

"Using cow's milk for your ice cream is a hazard to your customer's health," the letter says. "Dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer...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.

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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." Sounds like the life of a day trader lately.

What would Cherry Garcia say?

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