Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:06

Bare-breasted milk protest

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The Australian dairy industry came under another attack last week - this time from bare-breasted People for the Ethical Treatment of the Animals (PETA) activists.

A group of topless PETA supporters descended on Sydney's iconic Hyde Park last week to protest the dairy industry... by flashing.

They claim that in the Australian dairy industry "mother cows are repeatedly forcibly impregnated and separated from their babies so that humans can drink their milk". This use of emotive language and deliberately comparing cows to humans is a common tactic used by these activists to excite the ignorant.

For what it's worth, the flashers stood bare-chested, with anti-dairy messages painted on their bodies and signs reading "Wean Yourself", "Dairy Is Cruel", and "Not Your Mum? Not Your Milk!"

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