PETA: Ben & Jerry's needs breast milk

September 25, 2008 6:55:17 AM PDT
Got milk? Breast milk? PETA is suggesting that Ben and Jerry's make their ice cream from human breast milk.

PETA V.P. Tracy Reiman offers the idea in a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of the Vermont-based ice cream company.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says cows are forcibly impregnated every nine months, to keep them producing milk.

But don't expect to find a Yummy Mommy flavor joining Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey in the Ben and Jerry's lineup.

Ben and Jerry's spokeswoman Liz Brenna says the company believes a mother's milk is best used for her baby.