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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Full fat or skimmed?

    CountZero
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    Very ethical animal care organisation that reportedly puts down 80% of the animals it takes into care.

    deadlydarcy
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    I’ve had lots of time for PETA in the past – they’ve always been thought provoking and certainly made me question some of my own preconceptions. However, I’ve seen this on Twitter in the last few days and like yourself, am pretty disgusted that they’d stoop to this level of scaremongering on what seems like shaky-to-****-all scientific basis. They’re down there with your man and his vaccinations bullshit a few years ago now. Really disappointing. They are taking a hammering on social media for it though.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Peta, 23 from Essex?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Words fail me.

    So much wrongness.

    It’s like they’re trying to **** themselves up.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    They are taking a hammering on social media for it though.

    Good.

    It’s true to form IME. They’ve always been well-intentioned but with questionable / ill-conceived practices, I’ve always held that any demographic has an extreme vocal minority that gives the rest a bad name and as a vegetarian of a quarter of a century PETA is ours.

    Plus, y’know, Aspie <- and I don’t want ****ing fixing. Pricks.

    enfht
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    Oh the irony but I see parallels with blacks and BLM, Antifa and anti-fascists, cyclists and roadies etc. So you’re not alone in your outrage my pasty aneamic bredrin.

    ninfan
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    Maybe they should have tested it on animals before giving it to children?

    Premier Icon aracer
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    If vegans want to earn the respect of normal people they need to stop publishing medical claptrap 😉

    deadlydarcy
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    pastry

    😆

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Back under your bridge, shithead. I’m furious and have a hammer.

    (-:

    Premier Icon siwhite
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    How many calves do you see with autism? None, I’ll wager. Science, right there.

    ninfan
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    How many calves do you see with autism? None, I’ll wager. Science, right there.

    I don’t think it’s quite that much of a black and white issue

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    If vegans want to earn the respect of normal people they need to stop publishing medical claptrap

    peta really do NOT represent the views of any vegans i know, myself included. make sure you let the other normos know please. ta.

    Murray
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    Use of small samples is endemic in advertising – see L’Oréal for example. It’s crap but better than the vxers – giving up dairy is unlikely to cause a problem for other people.

    TheBrick
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    peta really do NOT represent the views of any vegans i know, myself included.

    I thought he / she was trying to mock the argument, “if cyclists want respect they need to get their house in order” or “if Muslim want respect they need to stop bombing everything” or any other stupid argument using the same logic.

    Or they may actually be serious….

    Spin
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    How many calves do you see with autism?

    I’ve seen a few, alone in the herd, looking over fences, counting red cars and blue cars, one side of the field on a Monday, the other side on a Tuesday. Tried to take one to the casino once but the management weren’t having it. They knew that calf was a savant.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    thebrick wrote:

    I thought he / she was trying to mock the argument, “if cyclists want respect they need to get their house in order”

    they did put a smiley at the end – it was indeed based on the usual anti-cyclist BS, and they presume Cougar got it, but they suppose they should clarify for anybody confused. Admittedly “normal people” was a bit of a low blow, but they’re a naughty, naughty person.

    fatoldgit
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    PETA really try hard to come up with the most ridiculous ideas they can…. or at least that’s the impression I get

    After all wasn’t it them that tried to describe pet ownership as being akin to owning slaves not so long ago

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    So, it transpires this is an old (2008) article resurfaced.

    Old PETA Campaign Linking Milk to Autism Has People Outraged

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    A spokesperson for PETA told The Mighty:

    This is an old campaign that is still on our website because we have heard from people who have said it contains helpful information. Many families have found that a dairy-free diet can help children with autism, and since the consumption of dairy products has been linked to asthma, constipation, recurrent ear infections, iron deficiency, anemia, and even cancer, dumping dairy is a healthy choice that everyone can make.
    >>

    … so that’s alright then. The article stands because anecdotally milk causes cancer.

    **** me gently with a chainsaw.

    poah
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    who takes PETA seriously anyway.

    jonba
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    As long as bacon is ok…

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I don’t think it’s quite that much of a black and white issue

    Oh well done good sir 😆

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    who takes PETA seriously anyway.

    In my experience, omnivores whose only experience of people who don’t eat red meat is these gobshites.

    Premier Icon bodgy
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    Nobody actually takes PETA seriously, do they? I thought they consisted of about nine Trustafarian students in Brighton.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I don’t even know why I’m posting this beyond being absolutely incandescent right now and needing to “talk to someone”.

    Every vegetarian’s favourite “oh shite, what have they done ‘in our name’ now?” organisation PETA are running a campaign that asserts that milk makes autism worse. Based on a study of 20 people.

    https://www.peta.org/features/got-autism-learn-link-dairy-products-disease/

    Story source, and further commentary should you still have any enamel left on your teeth: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-peta-advert-linking-milk-to-autism-has-caused-outrage-for-obvious-reasons/all/

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Incidentally, and this is pure unscientific anecdote, I stopped drinking milk (and putting it on cereal and coffee) a couple of years ago after a friend, who was advised to avoid milk as part of his MS treatment, reported that his sinuses felt much better for it.

    As an asthmatic and chronically snotty git I gave it a try and it does seem to have made a difference. I’m not committed enough to go proper dairy free though. I like cheese and butter too much for that.

    codybrennan
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    GrahamS

    As an asthmatic and chronically snotty git I gave it a try and it does seem to have made a difference. I’m not committed enough to go proper dairy free though. I like cheese and butter too much for that.

    Same here- asthma, ulcerative colitis, sniffy all day kind of guy. I forgot the other week and made a smoothie with milk- within 10 mins of drinking it, I had a runny nose.

    I know this is anecdotal, just a sample of me and you, but-

    Tom_W1987
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    I keep a Kakapo feather in my left pocket, I’ve never had bad Aids – I know this is anecdotal but…

    Premier Icon rossburton
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    Only vaguely related but I had an amusing chat with my sister in law over the weekend. She has a “hardcore” vegan friend who is pregnant and had to “seriously think” about whether to breast feed their baby because, you know, breast milk comes from animals…

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    Loads of people don’t tolorate dairy very well, the co-incidence of asthma, excema and indeed autism is more than likely just that: coincidence.

    tjagain
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    dairy and being snotty is a well known link. dunno if its scientifically proven but its something I was taught in my old fashioned nurse training.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Our genetic adaptation to drink dairy into adulthood, is a fascinating example of genetics and evolution. It’s been a huge fitness advantage, well worth a snotty nose ! Probably even autism ( not that I believe a word of that PETA bollox)
    Posted before but fascinating; https://www.nature.com/news/archaeology-the-milk-revolution-1.13471

    Sadly the internet is full of flat earthers, anti-vaxers, climate change deniers, people who lap this conspiracy theories up, ffs there’s one in the White House,!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    She has a “hardcore” vegan friend who is pregnant and had to “seriously think” about whether to breast feed their baby because, you know, breast milk comes from animals…

    Assuming that’s a true story; that’s not a vegan issue, it’s a stupid issue.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I’m not sure why PETA are so keen to defend the rights of cruel insect eaters anyway.

    Premier Icon jonnyboi
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    for some reason I keep PETA in the same mental box as the daily mail. Maybe it’s because they both peddle shouty, made up, click bait bollocks and I think they’re just in it for themselves.

    newrobdob
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    and since the consumption of dairy products has been linked to asthma, constipation, recurrent ear infections, iron deficiency, anemia, and even cancer, dumping dairy is a healthy choice that everyone can make.

    Dear me. 😯

    PETA broke into a research facility I worked at (cancer drugs amongst other serious potentially life saving pharmaceuticals) and let the animals out the cages (to roam the site) apart from the rats. They killed the rats.

    Mr Woppit
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    Cranking up the argument and milking it, eh?

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