Last updated on: 1/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Dairy products are a health hazard. They contain no fiber or complex carbohydrates and are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol. They are contaminated with cow’s blood and pus and are frequently contaminated with pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Dairy products are linked to allergies, constipation, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.”

www.milksucks.com (accessed Mar. 13, 2007)

Description:

“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 1.8 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.”

“About PETA,” www.peta.org (accessed Jan. 3, 2008)

Mission:

“PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other “pests,” and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.”

“About PETA,” www.peta.org (accessed Jan. 3, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  3. Is Drinking Chocolate and Other Flavored Milks Healthy?
  4. Is There Pus in Milk?