PETA, milk and Autism
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.Posted 5 months ago
They are taking a hammering on social media for it though.
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.Posted 5 months agoTheBrickMember
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….Posted 5 months agoSpinMember
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.Posted 5 months agothebrick 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.Posted 5 months ago
So, it transpires this is an old (2008) article resurfaced.
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.Posted 5 months ago
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.
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/Posted 5 months agoGrahamSSubscriber
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.Posted 5 months agocodybrennanMember
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-Posted 5 months agokimbersSubscriber
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,!Posted 5 months agomikewsmithSubscriber
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41235131Posted 5 months ago
They do have some classics theremikewsmith wrote:
They do have some classics there
I’m not sure why PETA are so keen to defend the rights of cruel insect eaters anyway.Posted 5 months ago
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