Well, part of my latest adventure involves a diet of 4 litres (1 gallon) of milk a day. Milk is such a wonderful nutritional selection, it is hard that anyone would not want to drink it. However, there will always be people with views that differ, and sometimes, I am totally confused by their actions.
"Drink responsibly, don't drink milk."
The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an organization that "promotes an understanding of the rights of all animals to be treated with respect" (from their website). Well, gosh darn, I guess my mom shouldn't have breast fed me. Well I understand that some people have different views of opinion and normally I wouldn't have brought it up, but PETA went on, created a website www.milksucks.com*. Cool, I don't care that much. But then they slandered milk, and said that beer was better than milk, and showered US campuses with such ads.
Wow, I see you all foaming, yum, I now have a reason to tell mom I put beer in my cheerios every morning. But stop and think of it. If beer is so much better, do the people of the PETA give their newborn kids beer?
Things get more interesting. In the US, the drinking age is 21, and the majority of undergrads are underage to drink. These ads upset MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), and caused a hairy fit all up and down the place.
Needless to say, the PETA has withdrawn their campaign, and is refocusing on something other than beer.
I ain't done yet.
On a somewhat related note, theonion.com had this to say about men and milk.
"Finally, to save my sicko readers the trouble of asking the obvious and inevitable follow-up question, I asked Dr. Assefi if Reglan and "marathon suckling" could make a man lactate. "These lactation-inducing techniques are much less likely to be successful in men," she said, "but if a guy began producing breast milk, it wouldn't be so rare that it would make Ripley's Believe It Or Not."
* milksucks.com seems to be down, but if you search for "PETA milksucks MADD" (no quotes) on googles, the first two links will take you to the site (you'll have to use the cached option, little grey link at the bottom of each description).