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Now It's 'Don't Drink Your Milk'

Wednesday, 29 November 2000 12:00 AM

According to Fox News:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is zeroing in on a middle school in Burlington, Vt., as the launching pad for its national "Dump Dairy" campaign.

Not only will milk make you sick, say the activists, but cows are mistreated in dairy barns, and their male offspring become veal in the meat market.

"Drinking milk is a health hazard to children," said Sean Gifford, a PETA spokesman and its vegetarian campaign coordinator. "If you're drinking milk, you're supporting the veal industry and the abuse of dairy cows.

"Going to children is a perfect way to get the message out. They have a natural empathy for animals and a good sense of humor.

"The 'Milk Suckers' cards make them laugh, but children won't be laughing when they get sick from drinking cows' milk."

The trading cards that he was referring to feature dairy-damaged characters like Loogie Louie and Chubby Charlie and are part of materials being handed out to the school children.

To which the advocates of drinking milk, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Dairy Foods Association, are saying, "Hogwash!"

"It's very irresponsible for this group and any animal-rights organization to give nutrition information that's false to these children," said Susan Ruland, spokeswoman for the IDFA, which represents most milk companies.

"Milk is an excellent source of calcium. The claims that this group makes don't hold any water."

Besides, she said, milk is a valuable source of calcium necessary to growing children's diet.

"Children and adolescents are not getting enough calcium," she said. "The real concern is that today's teenagers and young adults drink twice as much soda as milk.

"Kids need calcium. Most people, when they stop drinking milk, are not replacing it with another calcium source."

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