WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - PETA wants Ben & Jerry's to tap nursing
moms, instead of cows, for the milk used in its ice cream.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the move would
reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a
The idea has gotten a cool reception from Ben & Jerry's
officials. The company says it applauds PETA's "novel approach."
But it believes that "a mother's milk is best used for her
At the Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont, consumers offered
responses of "creepy" and "nutty" when asked their thoughts on
PETA says it's aware that the idea is "somewhat absurd." But a
campaign coordinator adds that it's also "pretty absurd for us to
be drinking the milk of cows."