John A. Quayle blueoval at SGI.NET
Thu Feb 27 12:34:54 MST 2003

PETA Wants Beer As Wis. State Beverage

By Associated Press
February 26, 2003, 9:49 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Gov. Jim
Doyle to change Wisconsin's official beverage from milk to beer, saying
milk is harmful to humans and is meant for calves.

PETA said in a letter to Doyle Tuesday that beer is healthier than cow's
milk, which the group argued could cause heart disease, cancer, allergies,
diabetes and obesity.

Milk consumption causes dairy cows stress because they are kept in a
constant state of impregnation, the letter said.

Cows also suffer because their calves are "ripped" away from them so humans
can have the milk meant for the calves, PETA said.

PETA first came up with the beer-for-milk national campaign two years ago,
but it was retired after being criticized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
and other groups. The animal rights group renewed the campaign last spring.

Doyle spokeswoman Jessica Erickson said Tuesday she had not seen the letter.

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