Photos: Giant ‘Babies’ Cry, ‘Not Your Mum? Not Your Milk!’

Photos: Giant ‘Babies’ Cry, ‘Not Your Mum? Not Your Milk!’

Exeter – Today, ahead of World Milk Day (1 June) and because of Devon’s long history of dairy farming, two giant PETA “babies” holding signs proclaiming, “Cows’ Milk Is for Baby Cows” and “Not Your Mum? Not Your Milk!” descended on Exeter’s high street. They highlighted how unnatural it is to drink the milk of any animal past weaning age – let alone that of another species, like a cow who was forcibly impregnated and whose baby was taken from her – and encouraged the people of Exeter to go vegan. PETA supporters also handed out free samples of Alpro’s strawberry soya milk.

Images are available here.

“It’s absurd for any human to guzzle the mammary secretions of a mother cow, which are meant to feed her own baby,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “PETA urges Exeter locals to leave cows’ milk for calves and opt instead for delicious soya, oat, or nut milk.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that non-dairy milks are a healthy, environmentally friendly, and delicious option for thirsty humans. They contain none of the artery-clogging animal fat and cholesterol of cows’ milk, which often also contains traces of pus and bacteria from animals’ infected udders. In addition, these drinks spare cows the trauma of being repeatedly forcibly impregnated and separated from their babies until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, X, TikTok, or Instagram.


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