Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
On another forum about this topic, someone mentioned that after a certain age, breast milk tastes DISGUSTING to kids, because their taste glands change in a certain way. Only babies like breast milk.
That's probably more because they get given cows milk and other foods, and breast milk gets boring in taste.
Originally Posted by MargeCat
Did PETA forget one tiny little thing: cows NEED to be milked anyway! PETA is just so :udderly: ridiculous. I suggest they :moove: on to another idea. They;ve milked this one too much already.
Do you know how to keep a cow for milking? It has to keep having babies. So you need to get her pregnant often every year, then take the baby away from her and just keep her going. And then you have to do something with the calves each time - you wouldn't keep them all. And what do you think happens when the cow is too old to have any more babies?
If someone does the same for a cat or dog - gets them pregnant each year then sells the babies for slaughter it's considered ghastly. Cows aren't treated well, and they go through this horrific ritual just because we want to drink milk, but wouldn't dare drink human milk because doing the same for humans is laughable because the idea of keeping females constantly breeding and milking them daily is inhumane.
PETA doesn't seriously think Ben and Jerry's is going to use human milk for their ice cream, they are trying to stir up publicity and make people think about how it's horrible to think about doing that to a human, but ok to do it to a cow.