Heather Mills believes ice cream should be made from human breast milk.The 40-year-old former model is backing a campaign by PETA to make dessert company Ben and Jerry's replace cows' milk with the controversial substitute to lessen the suffering of animals on factory farms and improve people's health.Tracy Reiman, PETA executive vice president, explained: "PETA's request comes after reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting it for 75 per cent of the cows' milk in the food that he serves."The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense."So Ben and Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favour by making the switch to breast milk."Heather has previously urged people to drink rats' milk to save the planet.The outspoken vegan campaigner said: "Why don't we drink rats' milk, cats' milk or dogs' milk? The startling truth is that animals farmed for meat and dairy are now one of the greatest threats to the planet.
"The United Nations issued a shocking report on the environmental damage being done by livestock. I became a vegetarian for health reasons. Then I found out about the awful animal abuse in factory farms and dairy herds and became a vegan. The easiest and most effective way of cutting our contribution is to change our diet and go vegan."
Meanwhile, Heather is reportedly in trouble with her local council after allegedly starting work on a swimming pool without permission.
Planners had visited her £3 million property in Brightling Road, Sussex, to check she had taken down a marquee which had been erected without permission when they noticed the alleged "unauthorised development".
A Rother District Council spokesman said: "The marquee appears to have been dismantled.
"Apparently there is a swimming pool and we have invited a planning application for it. This will then be considered in accordance with the normal planning process.
"If an application is not received within the next month then a report will be prepared for the council's planning committee at which time consideration will be given to taking appropriate enforcement action against any unauthorised development."