I don’t get…rat’s milk

There are reports in newspapers around the world today on odd Vegan Heather Mills call for people to cull cows and start drinking rats milk. Now at the risk of offending some people the term “odd Vegan” is probably tautological. Is this woman insane? How many rats would you need to get enough milk for a cup of tea.

According to a Press release by Viva Mills was saying that we are the only mammal to continue drinking milk after we are weaned and that drinking rat milk makes as much logical sense as drinking cows milk. And why is she saying that – because she and her cohorts reckon that cows are contributing as much as 18% to the worlds build up of green house gases.

I reckon you probably need the mass of 10,000 rats to make one cow and that the collective farts of 10,000 rats is probably equivalent to that of one cow. Therefore the suggestion is a spurious one 😉



  1. Gypsy said,

    November 21, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Hey Loz, I don’t know if you meant to be comical but I LOVE this side to your personality. You had me chuckling into my cup of tea made with COW’s milk.Some people will do anything to keep their name in the paper and Heather Mills is a publicity whore. A bit harsh? Maybe, but comparing herself to Princess Di says to me the woman has completely lost the plot. I do so hate these “celebrities” who claim they are being hounded by the press and then come out with something as ridiculous as this to make sure they stay in the headlines.

  2. Arkenor said,

    November 21, 2007 at 12:21 am

    It was a really odd thing to say. I was just blogging about it myself.http://www.arksark.org/blog/2007/11/21/dogs-milk-no-buggerll-drink-it/Maybe she meant it as a joke, as it would certainly take an awful lot of rats.

  3. Ingrid said,

    November 21, 2007 at 1:27 am

    “…the collective farts of 10,000 rats is probably equivalent to that of one cow.”You made me laugh, Loz. I am a hopeless carnivore.

  4. November 21, 2007 at 5:58 am

    some people in India might not just agree with the thought of milking their sacred rats, i just hate rats and i think we are putting our lives at risk knowing that these animals are disease carriers, have you heard of leptospirosis? I just don’t know if it’s logical to say that anything liquid from a rat is actually detrimental to one’s health…

  5. November 23, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    She’s obviously abandoned logic, if not sanity. Interesting bit of lunacy…Just what we DON’T need is to cultivate the RAT population!

  6. HollyGL said,

    December 28, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Ugh! What do rats consume? …and, therefore, what byproducts would we be consuming… The whole thing is just …foul. 😛

  7. Bobby said,

    January 5, 2008 at 6:38 am

    I love rat milk…growing up in a sewer, my mother taught me to milk rats as a child:)

  8. Kali said,

    February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Let the animals like for Christ’s Sake! It just annoys me when people take it to the extreme…and rat’s milk? That should be a Saturday Night Live sketch.

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