PETA says milk is a 'symbol of white supremacy', gets slammed
Cow's milk is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings, PETA said
PETA has claimed that cow's milk is a "symbol of white supremacy" and asked people to eschew dairy products altogether. The animal welfare group had published a blog post 'Why cow’s milk is the perfect drink for white supremacists' last year, and they reiterated it again this year by retweeting the post.
PETA also urged and encouraged people to drink dairy-free products saying that dairy products are "linked to developing heart disease as well as prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer." In case people need another reason to stop dairy products, PETA added that the dairy industry inflicts violence such as rape on other living things.
Dairy cows can only produce milk during and after pregnancy and in an attempt to maintain production, the cows are forcefully impregnated, PETA claimed. In the press release from last year it stated, "Some people might be surprised to learn that cows used by the dairy industry are slaughtered after about five years because their bodies are so spent from being kept constantly pregnant".
They further added that the cows are restrained on what farmers themselves call "rape racks while insemination instruments are shoved into their vaginas".
"These cows have no choice about what’s done to them. Their horns are burned or gouged out of their heads, part of their tails may be cut off, and holes are punched through their ears," the press release continues. "Suffering inside cramped, filthy enclosures, they’re forced to produce nearly ten times as much milk as they would naturally".
The organization then linked this violence inflicted on animals to white superemacists by saying that "cow's milk is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings."
PETA then cited the propensity of white supremacists to boast about their “lactose-tolerance” and using ‘glass of milk’ emojis into their Twitter names.
They also referred to two instances of white supremacist movie characters drinking milk to buttress their point about them loving the dairy product.
They referred to Christoph Waltz’s character in the Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglorious Basterds' when he drinks a glass of milk during an interrogation scene.
They also draw a reference to the American horror movie 'Get Out' when a character is seen eating cereal one by one while drinking milk separately.
PETA believes that people should choose soy, almond, rice, cashew, or coconut milk. Their press release was accompanied by a video titled, 'The life of a cow on a dairy farm' and shows cows being packed together very tightly and being mistreated while on dairy farms.
However, this did not go down well with many people, who took to Twitter to express their displeasure. Here are some of the reactions on the microblogging site.
Bizarre. Please stick to science.— Sam Iyengar (@SamIyengar1) October 23, 2018
This is the most ridonculous thing I’ve ever heard in my life.— Allison Jackson (@aliho06) October 23, 2018
There's room for all of God's creatures right next to the potatoes on my plate. PETA: People for the eating of tasty animals.— George S. Patton (@xaxx0n) October 23, 2018