In a statement, the animal rights group links the dairy industry’s treatment of the cows to the concept of white supremacy.
“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,” the organization said in part.
“PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto,” the statement continues.
The release further claims that the dairy industry has “control over your mind.” Read the full statement by clicking here.
The National Dairy Council did not immediately comment on PETA’s statement
In a blog post, Anna-Lisa Laca of Farm Journal’s MILK took PETA and other animal rights groups to task for doing “whatever it takes to bash dairy farmers and keep Americans from drinking milk, even if that means slapping a racists label on the 90% of Americans who drink milk on a regular basis.”
PETA’s statement comes several days after The New York Times published a story titled “Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed).