This Clever Prank Shows How Gross Drinking Milk Really Is

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When these Londoners were asked to try a new milk, they were more than happy to offer praise for the creamy drink, but when a disturbing “fact” about the milk was revealed, everything changed.

People were disgusted when they were told that the drink (which was actually soya milk) came from a dog. But if the thought of drinking dogs’ milk makes you feel ill, why drink the milk from any other animal? After all, there is nothing “normal” about artificially inseminating a cow and forcing her to give birth, only to tear her beloved calf away from her so that the milk that nature intended for her baby can be consumed by humans instead. Humans are the only species on the planet to drink another animal’s milk, and cows’ milk is no more natural for us than dogs’ or rats’ milk would be.

Cows’ milk is for calves – it enables them to gain hundreds of kilos in a matter of months. But for humans, milk is high in fat, is a common trigger for allergies, and is linked to many illnesses.

The dairy industry also fuels cruelty to animals on a huge scale. Cows on dairy farms, even organic ones, relive the nightmarish cycle of pregnancy and losing their babies year in and year out, until they can no longer produce enough milk to be commercially viable, which is when they are sent to slaughter.

If the thought of drinking a cold glass of dogs’ milk makes you shiver, consider the reality of drinking cows’ milk and try eating (and drinking!) vegan instead. Order your free copy of PETA’s colourful vegan starter kit, which is packed full of recipes, tips on making the switch, and much more!

Video Credits:

Agency: Don’t Panic London
Client: PETA UK
Project Lead: Ellie Moore
Creative Lead: Tom Loader & George McCallum
Director/Producer: Errol Ettienne
Design: Paul Howard & Chris Seaborn
Editor: David Graham
Grade: David Graham
Camera: Jake Martin, Elliot Felton & Oliver Morton


  • Tyler Camblin commented on November 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    This is very wrong. Maybe you should become educated on how milk is actually produced you illiterate fools. Dairy cows produce milk, they are animals made just for producing milk. Maybe you should LEARN where it comes from before ranting about milk

    • Merthyr Stevens commented on November 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

      WHAT???????? I can’t believe you actually said that. You poor, uneducated cretin…….I really pity you, you have NO idea, have you!?!?!
      Well, I guess ignorance IS bliss………

      • Dave Cross commented on November 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm


        Sorry to say there are a whole lot of idiots out there who care nothing for animal welfare and will continue to support animal cruelty! Many are either ignorant or just plain selfish and into themselves 100%!

    • jane durward commented on November 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

      “illiterate fools – Dairy cows produce milk, they are animals made just for producing milk” are you referring to Peta or the milk drinkers? Jane

      • Dave Cross commented on November 30, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        Jane, Cows’ milk is produced for their calves, who are stolen from them shortly after birth to be confined in a small crate so ignorant consumers can “enjoy” their gray and tender meat!! How tragic is all of this!! By the way, PETA has done and will do more for animals than most organizations put together! If you put PETA down, you are not a friend of animals!! We drink and cook with almond milk among other tasty milk alternatives! It feels good not to contribute to the brutal and cruel dairy industry!!

    • debbie berry commented on November 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Dear Tyler,
      Yes you are right quote “they are animals made just for producing milk” unquote as to my understanding they have been ‘made’ into milk producing machines by manipulation by humans which has altered them far beyond their original body make-up. This has been done for man’s benefit or downfall. I was brought up to drink cow’s milk and eat animal flesh and I thought that was perfectly normal and vegetarian people were weird. But, I thank the Spirit of Pure Love for enlightening me and transforming me with the deep truth that we are truly all one and when one suffers we all suffer. Take heed my friend and seek Gods love which will soften your heart and free you of your misplaced anger and open you to the truth of yourself and all others. Without unconditional love we are all lost. I wish you well and God Bless x Debbie Berry

    • Joyce commented on November 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      I’m guessing you are happy for baby cows to be wrenched from their mothers soon after birth so the milk can be drunk by humans and not the baby cow. (Who’s illiterate… those who don’t read about the animal cruelty involved).. P.S. Cows were ‘made’ to birth and feed baby cows not ‘illiterate fools’.

    • Mandy Sultana commented on November 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      To Tyler Camblin. I can’t tell if you are for or against drinking cow’s milk. Yes, cows are animals made for producing milk. Milk meant for THEIR babies. Not for humans.
      The taste testing video is brilliant, the mother/calf sad but pulling the guilt card doesn’t work on most people. Asking why cow but not dog milk is much better. Well done!

    • Jennifer Brown commented on November 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Just like human mothers, animals too only produce milk if they are nursing mothers. Dairy cows are no exception. Yes, they eat grass (and grain and antibiotics which nature never intended) and produce milk, but only because they have given birth in the first place. The milk is intended for their baby not us. Their bodies do not know that their baby has been taken from them so they continue to produce milk. Eventually their milk supply starts to dry up and this is when the whole process begins again with another pregnancy. The information on dairy cows is freely accessible to everyone.

    • Julie commented on November 30, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      I don’t think you get the point Tyler and that is we don’t ‘need’ to be drinking milk from animals at all. Have you tried Oatmilk? Very rich and creamy and entirely cruelty free.

  • Ashley commented on November 25, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    This is brilliant!!

  • Stephen commented on November 29, 2016 at 9:50 am


  • Margaret Farquharson commented on November 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Please remove my name from your contact lists.
    I already contribute to 5 animal welfare organizations, and cannot cope with any more grief.

  • joan harrop commented on November 30, 2016 at 11:02 am

    it breaks my heart to hear about calves being taken from there mothers so we can drink there milk should not be done

  • Lynda Stalker commented on November 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    If I was to start crying I would never stop. Thinking about this cruelty is extremely painful but nothing compared to what these innocent vulnerable animals have to endure. Every little helps so Ijust to encourage everyone, let us do all we can to stop the evils in this world.

  • Roma robb commented on November 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    What is said above is toatally true. Perhpas yes cows do produce milk. However far too much of it is produced these days and put in to everything . We do not need milk. If a cow gave birth years ago on a free range farm which all animals used to be the calf was not immmediately taken away and the cow made to be pregnant. again. Why should her calf be torn away from her and killed in some cases for us. {Parmesan cheese} We produce far too much now and in intensive farming. The dairy industry is cruel. We are the only country which consumes so much miolk and it is responsible for so maany illnesses.

  • Joyce commented on November 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Absolutely delightful.. I had a great laugh. Talk about double standards and brain washing. I wish you would do it as a national advertising campaign. This as an advert would certainly cause debate. Well done and thank you.

    • Stephen commented on December 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      I agree. A notional advertising campaign would be brilliant.

  • Mandy Sultana commented on November 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    This idea of a taste test is pure genius. Please let PETA Australia in on it. I would love to see the same thing here. Bravo.

  • Olivia Fitzgerald commented on November 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve just posted the fabulous ‘Barkers’ to my facebook page. Well done peta once again. Isn’t it funny how hypocrisy walks amongst us!!!

    • Ruby commented on December 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks for sharing Olivia!

  • Sheila mcnamara commented on November 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    In my area, a factory producing milk products has the cows on a constantly revolving platform where the are milked three times a day. They never feel grass under their feet, their calves are removed at birth, and when production drops, they go off to slaughter. I suspect many enterprises. Do the same. If that is not animal cruelty, what is? But then as the previous correspondent reminded us, dairy cows are made to produce milk. I wonder what some humans were made for. And why.

  • Don Mc Robert commented on December 1, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Wonderful stuff. Keep up the good work

  • Rosslyn Osborne commented on December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

    I have listened to people say that drinking buffalo milk would be disgusting, and the recoiled when hearing about countries drinking camel, goats, llama and horses milk?
    Sorry, but milk is milk! It was and still is designed by God to supplement and feed that species young, just as human milk does.
    We, the human race re-designed the cattle to have larger udders, unnaturally larger udders, that cause spinal and problems to their hindquarters. We fill them full of antibiotic and hormones, burn the udder hair off them prior to milking, break their hearts by ripping their calves away from them…. the horrid heinous list goes on and on.
    I loved the taste test! Good on you…ha ha

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