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."

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  1. by Mary 08th Oct 2008 20:51

    Any farmer knows that cows NEED to be milked! If they don't have a calf to feed, the milk builds up and causes pain.

  2. by K 10th Oct 2008 15:03

    Cows are very similar to humans in the way they produce milk. They produce it because they had a calf and that is what the calf needs for nourishment (much like a baby). When the calf i... Read More

  3. by NK 10th Oct 2008 15:13

    Think of the third-world employment possibilities! Talk about your sweat shops ...

  4. by H D 10th Oct 2008 17:07

    Well, Mills does make a good point that cows and the dairy industry negatively effect the environment. We wouldn't be breeding the hell out of cows if we didn't want their milk and meat... Read More

  5. by JE 10th Oct 2008 17:29

    While I like the idea and I realize that humans were not designed to drink cow's milk (genetically speaking), I'm not so sure I want to see the 'barn' in action where they pump the brea... Read More

  6. by tim hammond 10th Oct 2008 17:32

    Any farmer also knows that if you don't breed a cow it won't produce milk.

  7. by RaeVynn 10th Oct 2008 18:26

    Cows don't just give milk, and "need to be milked if they don't have a calf"... cows are bred on purpose, and then their calves are taken away so that they can be milked.
    The calves ar... Read More

  8. by Jennifer 10th Oct 2008 18:35

    Sheesh, because women don't feel enough like a cow when they are nursing! Yes, factory cows NEED to be milked if they don't have a calf eating regularly - and woman who has ever nursed... Read More

  9. by Cat Moves 10th Oct 2008 20:43

    How do I get the job of milking Heather?

  10. by Maggie 10th Oct 2008 21:36

    Cows do not produce milk with no cause. The reason why cows NEED to be milked is that they are consistently pregnant or giving birth. If the calves are female they are used for produc... Read More

  11. by Amanda Raster 11th Oct 2008 04:27

    Rats milk? I can't think of anything more disgusting. The real issue is: how many rats, cats, or dogs would it take to produce the volume of cows milk currently consumed by humans? It ... Read More

  12. by Patti Mann 11th Oct 2008 23:31


  13. by annie 14th Oct 2008 20:17

    now that she's milked paul... get it? :-)

  14. by johnny nutjob 18th Mar 2009 02:03

    True, but Heather has to do something constructive to make up for her lavish lifestyle!