PETA tweets that cows' milk 'has long been symbol used by white supremacists'

By Stacy Shanks - Social Media Producer
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a blog claiming cows' milk “has long been embraced as a symbol of white supremacy.”

A tweet from the animal organization last Thursday said, "The 'White Stuff' isn't the right stuff. Learn what's wrong with drinking milk.” The tweet included a link to its blog titled, “Why Cow’s Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists.”

The piece begins by saying, “Aside from 'lactose-tolerant' white supremacists, cow’s milk really is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings. PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto.”

Twitter users, of course, had a field day, with varied reactions. 

One tweet said, “This is why no one takes you seriously.”

 

 

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