Just when I said something nice about PETA…

Last week I said something nice about PETA: Sometimes PETA is right.

But now they’re back to wackiness, as reported in Yahoo news:Mama’s milk ice cream cone, anyone? The PETA proposal came in a letter to the makers of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, suggesting that they use human milk, rather than cow’s milk, in the production of their ice cream.

From the Yahoo news article:

To Ben & Jerry’s, the idea is udderly ridiculous.

“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,” spokesman Sean Greenwood said in an e-mail. He didn’t respond to requests for an interview.

“I think it’s a little nutty,” said the Rev. Roger Wooton, 83, of Malden, Mass., finishing up a cup of Heath Bar Crunch.

“How would they get all that milk?” said his wife, Jane Wooton, 77.

Jen Wahlbrink, 34, of Phoenix, who breast-fed her 11-month-old son, Cameron, said she wouldn’t touch ice cream made from mother’s milk. She remembers her nursing days — and not that fondly.

“The (breast) pumps just weren’t that much fun. You really do feel like a cow,” she said, cradling her son in her hands.

I applaud efforts to treat cows nicely. But I’ll put this idea in the same PETA file as defending the rights of cockroaches.

Grace and Peace

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