The UK’s Dairy Crisis Could End With A Single Soya Bean
For Immediate Release:
26 April 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
THE UK’S DAIRY CRISIS COULD END WITH A SINGLE SOYA BEAN
PETA Suggests Swapping Cows’ Milk for Cruelty-Free, Profitable Soya Milk
London – As dairy prices continue to plummet across Britain, PETA has a proposal for the UK’s dairy industry: swap cows’ milk for sustainable, cruelty-free and profitable soya milk. This morning, PETA sent a single soya bean to the heads of top UK dairy producers – First Milk, Müller, Arla and Meadow Foods – along with a letter making a pointed suggestion.
“We’d like to suggest that the future of milk is green, and we urge you to help dairy farmers transition into farming soya beans, oats or other plant crops that can be turned into kinder, nutritious, delicious, pus-free non-dairy milks”, writes PETA. “We’re all grown-ups – it’s time to wean.” PETA further notes that while dairy foods are the most avoided type of food in the UK, sales of plant-based milks are booming.
“On British dairy farms, baby cows are stolen from their loving mothers, and all are subjected to a life of misery – just to produce an unhealthy food that British farmers can’t even turn a profit on”, says PETA Special Projects Manager Dawn Carr. “PETA hopes this single soya bean will blossom into a lucrative new cruelty-free future for UK farmers.”
In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way” – points out that cows frequently suffer from painful mastitis of their unnaturally overgrown udders. When their bodies give out after a lifetime of artificial insemination, they are sent to slaughter for hamburger meat. In addition, people who consume cows’ milk have an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, among other ailments.
PETA’s letters are available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.